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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Iraq seeking compensation for Osirak bombing

Palestine Press Agency quotes Maariv as saying that the current Iraqi government is seeking financial compensation from Israel for the damage caused by the bombing of the Osirak nuclear reactor in 1981.

Would the Iraqis agree to also pay Israel for the damage caused by their Scud missiles, the cost of gas masks for every Israeli citizen and compensation for the cost of every "safe room" in all Israeli houses and buildings that were built directly because of Iraqi actions and threats? Will they compensate Iraqi Jews whose property they expropriated in the 1950s and after the Six Day War? And once we are looking at compensation, how about compensation for the lives of 180 Jews murdered in the Farhud pogrom of 1941 during Shavuot?