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Posted: February 17, 2014 at 3:18 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “I am not looking to drown Israel with millions of refugees to change its nature.” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaking to Israeli students about Palestinian refugees returning to lost properties

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