July 26, 2006 |
Israeli tanks pushed into the northern Gaza Strip early this morning, launching a series of attacks that left seven Palestinians dead, most of them militants. As many as 50 tanks occupied a hilltop east of the town of Jabaliya, while Israeli helicopters fired missiles into nearby homes. A spokesman for the Palestinian Health Ministry confirmed that the attacks had killed seven and wounded 25.
August 19, 2006 |
Israeli troops early today arrested the Palestinian Authority's deputy prime minister, the highest-ranking official to be seized since Israel began arresting Hamas members who are figures in the Palestinian government. Nasser Shaer was taken into custody after troops surrounded his home in the West Bank city of Ramallah before dawn, the army said. No shots were fired during the raid, according to the military, which said Shaer was picked up for being a member of a terrorist organization.
October 12, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday: Adele racks up four American Music Awards nominations. ( Los Angeles Times ) Eminem's "Shady 2.0 Cypher" steals the spotlight during the BET Awards. ( MTV ) And Chris Brown took the trophies. ( E! ) In the Conrad Murray trial, an expert is set to testify on Michael Jackson's at-home treatment. ( Los Angeles Times ) Beyonce's rep denies rumors that the singer is wearing a prosthetic belly.
April 23, 2013 |
RAMALLAH, West Bank - A Palestinian inmate ended a prolonged hunger strike Tuesday after reaching a deal with Israeli military prosecutors for early release, his lawyer and family said. Samer Issawi, whose fast helped fuel weeks of protests in the West Bank this year, will be allowed to return home to East Jerusalem after he serves eight more months , his attorney, Jawad Boulus, said. Issawi, 33, had refused food for 227 days, receiving only infusions of water, vitamins and other supplements, Boulus said.
November 25, 2009
There are reports of a deal to exchange hundreds of Palestinian prisoners for captured Israeli Sgt. Gilad Shalit. This is welcome news because the Islamic militant group Hamas has held the 23-year-old soldier as a human pawn, virtually incommunicado, since his capture on the Gaza Strip border in June 2006. Shalit's release would be a political boon for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of a country with obligatory military service and that identifies with the soldier's plight and his family's pain.
October 24, 2007 |
An Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday killed a leader of the militant Popular Resistance Committees, which has been responsible for cross-border rocket fire against Israel. The attack came amid a fresh flurry of salvos by Palestinian militants from the coastal enclave. Israeli military officials said more than 15 projectiles were launched in the 24 hours before the air attack that targeted Mubarak Hasanat.
August 16, 2006 |
Palestinian security forces searched for two abducted Fox News journalists Tuesday, and the Palestinian Authority president and prime minister intervened in an attempt to gain their release. President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh scheduled meetings with the news organization's Jerusalem bureau chief, Eli Fastman, and its chief correspondent in Israel, Jennifer Griffin.
July 22, 2006 |
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, in his most extensive public comments in more than two weeks, said the Israeli military offensives in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon were an attempt to establish regional dominance under the pretext of rescuing kidnapped soldiers, and he called for unity among the armed Palestinian factions. "The aggression was there before the kidnapping of the soldiers," he said in a speech before Friday prayers.
June 30, 2006
Re "Israel Detains Hamas Officials; Jets Buzz Syria Leader's Home," June 29 Lost in the shuffle of the events of the last few days is the fact that two Israeli soldiers were killed in the attack that resulted in the abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit and Israel's current military response. Time will tell if Israel's actions will lead to his safe return. But unbelievable rhetoric directed at Israel by such supposed moderates as Mahmoud Abbas (who called Israel's incursion "crimes against humanity")
July 2, 2006 |
An Israeli helicopter fired a missile early today into the office of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, intensifying pressure on the Hamas government in efforts to free an Israeli soldier held captive by militants claiming loyalty to the Islamist group. Haniyeh was not in the four-story building at the time of the attack, which took place shortly before 2 a.m.