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December 13, 2006
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Israel’s top court overturned a law preventing Palestinians from suing the army for damages caused during military operations. The so-called “intifada law,” passed by the Knesset last year, designated the West Bank and Gaza Strip as combat zones and in effect rendered Israeli forces immune from lawsuits for damages they caused there.

The Vatican condemned Iran’s Holocaust conference. In a statement issued Tuesday as the Foreign Ministry in Tehran wrapped up an international conference questioning whether the Holocaust took place, the Vatican said the Nazi genocide against the Jews was a historical fact that served as a warning to people to respect each others’ rights.

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