March 16, 1989 |
Israeli troops captured two Palestinian gunmen from Egypt who attacked a border army base Wednesday. An Israeli statement said the teen-age guerrillas from a refugee camp on the Egyptian side of the border infiltrated during the night at Rafah in the occupied Gaza Strip but surrendered after being wounded. There were no Israeli casualties. The border raid was the third attempt by Palestinian gunmen to infiltrate Israel in a week.
June 13, 1988
An international panel of arbitrators has decided to return to Egypt a tiny Red Sea beachfront known as Taba to settle a six-year-old border dispute with Israel, according to Israeli news reports. The newspapers Davar and Hadashot quoted senior Israeli officials as saying that the five panel members made their decision three weeks ago in Geneva.
November 26, 1990 |
A uniformed gunman from Egypt shot and killed three Israeli soldiers and a bus driver in far southern Israel on Sunday, the bloodiest incident during a weekend of raids on the country's troops and frontiers. The soldiers were hit while riding in jeeps, and 23 civilian defense workers were wounded on the bus whose driver was slain. Eighteen of the wounded were released from hospitals shortly after the incident. The attack took place at dawn near Eilat, an Israeli resort on the Gulf of Aqaba.
March 20, 1988 |
Although they have not said so publicly, Egyptian officials are deeply concerned about Israeli allegations that Palestinian guerrillas have begun launching operations against Israel from across the Sinai border with Egypt. Until last December, when an Israeli patrol thwarted an infiltration attempt near the frontier town of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, the border had been virtually trouble-free following the end of Israel's phased withdrawal from the Sinai Peninsula in 1982.
January 2, 1988 |
Israeli leaders have rejected a U.S. proposal to solve a border dispute by giving Egypt sovereignty over the Red Sea beachfront at Taba and Israel access to it, Israeli government officials said on Friday. A panel of international arbiters is due later this year to judge the conflicting claims of Israel and Egypt to the tiny territory. U.S.