„Everyone fights with their abilities - the Israelis have helicopters and rockets and the Palestinians have nothing but themselves and some very primitive home-made explosives.“

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Israeli lawyer 1945
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—  Aaron Swartz computer programmer and internet-political activist 1986 - 2013
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„The Palestinians fight for their rights and their land using stones and catapults but the Israelis retaliate with disproportional and overwhelming power by using bullets and bombs thus killing so many innocent civilians“

—  Bernard Membe Tanzanian politician 1953
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