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May 24, 2004
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An Israeli man living in Canada applied for refugee status for his family because of the danger they face at home from suicide bombers. Yossef Makias, whose aunt was killed in a bus explosion and whose nephews were paralyzed in a drive-by shooting, is appealing a recent decision of the Immigration and Refugee Board not to accept the family as refugees on the grounds that all Israelis face the same terrorist threat and a more specific danger is required in order to qualify as refugees.

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