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November 7, 2005
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Human rights groups asked Israel’s high court to force an end to supersonic flights over the Gaza Strip. The petitioners who filed their brief Thursday say the sonic booms are a form of collective punishment that traumatize Palestinian children.

Germany ordered authorities to rebury remains thought to belong to Jewish slave laborers killed in the Holocaust. The bones, discovered during construction work at Stuttgart Airport, are to be put back in the ground without DNA tests that might establish a Holocaust link, Ha’aretz reported. Jewish religious authorities opposed exhuming and testing the remains. The bones, found in a mass grave, are thought to be those of Jewish slave laborers who died of starvation or typhoid while working in a Nazi camp between 1944 and 1945.

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