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Yad Vashem says world must intervene in Syria

Israel’s official Holocaust memorial says that Syria’s latest suspected chemical weapons attack shows that international organizations set up after the Holocaust have failed in their job.

Yad Vashem chairman Avner Shalev says Tuesday that the images of civilians, including children, being massacred just beyond Israel’s border reveal crimes against humanity that the world must step in to stop. He says they were allowed to take place because of the “world’s indifference.” He calls on international bodies to act decisively to end the suffering.

Syrian opposition activists say 40 people died in Saturday night’s poison gas attack in the town of Douma, the last remaining rebel bastion near Damascus.

— AP

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