February 8, 1998 |
A pro-Iraq rally turned violent Saturday in the West Bank, with Israeli troops firing tear gas and rubber bullets at stone-throwing Palestinian protesters. At least 14 people suffered minor injuries. Carrying pictures of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and waving Iraqi flags, a crowd of Palestinians estimated at between 500 and 1,000, mainly teenagers, chanted, "Down with America!" and shouted, "Clinton is a coward--go look for women!"
April 12, 1998 |
Palestinian officials arrested a leading militant in the death of a Hamas bomb maker Saturday even as thousands of Palestinians rallied against Israel, calling for revenge for the slaying of Mohiedin Sharif. Palestinian official Tayeb Abdel-Rahim confirmed the arrest of Hamas member Imad Awadallah in the death of bomb maker Sharif.
December 6, 1998 |
Palestinians threw stones and Israeli troops responded with rubber bullets and tear gas in clashes that injured 25 Palestinians and three soldiers Saturday, a week before the scheduled start of President Clinton's visit to the area. Seven protesters were arrested. The clashes came as Palestinians launched protests demanding the release of what they call political prisoners in an escalating dispute that has threatened to derail the new Mideast peace accord.
September 13, 1998 |
Israeli soldiers wounded at least 30 Palestinians with rubber-coated bullets Saturday in West Bank clashes touched off by Israel's killing of two senior Muslim militants, witnesses said. Violence erupted in the towns of Al Birah and Hebron two days after Israeli troops killed brothers Imad and Adel Awadallah, allegedly top members of the military wing of the militant Islamic organization Hamas. While tension rose, U.S. Middle East envoy Dennis B.
October 8, 2000 |
Israeli troops battled thousands of demonstrators in the West Bank and Gaza Strip on Friday as the militant Hamas movement pledged to start a new bombing campaign inside Israel. At least eight Palestinians were killed in the clashes. Hamas, which had been largely on the sidelines during more than a week of violence in the Palestinian territories and Israel, turned out hundreds of its supporters in mass demonstrations in the Gaza Strip.
October 9, 2001 |
In the worst internal strife in years, Palestinian battled Palestinian on Monday as Yasser Arafat's police opened fire on a huge rally by Islamic fundamentalists supporting alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden. Enraged Palestinians then stormed through Gaza Strip refugee camps, trashing police stations and other symbols of Arafat's Palestinian Authority. Suddenly, old fears of Palestinian civil war were revived by U.S.
November 29, 1998 |
Palestinians furious at Israel for refusing to release prisoners accused of political crimes protested throughout the West Bank and East Jerusalem on Saturday. Demonstrators clashed with security forces in Bethlehem, Hebron and East Jerusalem, where police swinging clubs injured several protesters and journalists.
January 11, 2000 |
As Israeli-Syrian peace talks wound down near Washington, tens of thousands of Israelis poured into this city's main square Monday to demonstrate their fervent opposition to relinquishing the Golan Heights in any peace deal. Police said the protest drew more than 100,000 people, well below organizers' predictions but enough to send a powerful message to Prime Minister Ehud Barak about the strong--and evidently growing--resistance to withdrawal.
June 22, 1997 |
Israeli troops firing rubber bullets wounded 24 Palestinian demonstrators armed with stones and firebombs as unrest flared again in Hebron and erupted as well in Nablus, witnesses and hospital sources said. The Hebron unrest was renewed when dozens of Palestinians charged at Israeli troops on the dividing line between Israeli- and Palestinian-run sectors. Violence has erupted every day for a week in the divided city that is home to 100,000 Palestinians and 450 Jewish settlers.
June 29, 1997 |
Israeli soldiers shot and wounded at least two Palestinians in clashes in the divided West Bank city, witnesses said. Dozens of protesters took to the streets after Palestinian shopkeepers found posters depicting the prophet Muhammad as a pig stamping on the Islamic holy book, the Koran, on about 20 storefronts near a Jewish settlement enclave. Islam and Judaism view pigs as unclean and ban the eating of pork. Israeli police said a 25-year-old Jewish woman from Jerusalem had put up the posters.