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  11/18/2012, Kislev 4, 5773

Peres: You Cannot Claim Occupation in Gaza


President Shimon Peres held a working meeting, Sunday evening, with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who has arrived for a round of talks in Israel and the Palestinian Authority following the escalation of hostilities in the south. In welcoming Fabius, Peres said, "It cannot be claimed that there is occupation in Gaza. Israel left Gaza of its own free will and they shoot at Israel when our children go to school, so the question is why do they shoot?"

Peres stressed that Israel wants peace and is not interested in war but made it clear that Israel's goal was to bring a halt to the firing on the south.

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