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Vatican claims Israeli military violated international law

[JURIST] The Vatican [official website] said Thursday that not all attacks by Palestinian militants against the Jewish state have received their condemnation because Israel's military response has at times violated international law. The statement came in response to criticism from Israel [New York Times report] over Pope Benedict XVI's failure to condemn the July 12 terrorist strikes against Israelis in a speech denouncing the recent attacks in London [JURIST report]. The statement from the Vatican said it would be "impossible" to condemn the Palestinian terror strikes and say nothing about Israeli retaliation, though the Vatican did not elaborate on any of the alleged violations. Read the Vatican press release. AP has more.

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