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December 1, 2006
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Israel’s former military chief reportedly escaped a bid to prosecute him on war crimes in New Zealand. Israeli media reported Thursday that Moshe Ya’alon cut short a trip to New Zealand this week after a local court issued a warrant for his arrest at the behest of pro-Palestinian groups that wanted him tried for a 2002 air strike against a senior terrorist in Gaza that killed 14 civilians.

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