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.
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")
October 15, 2009
Israel may have achieved its military goals against Hamas with last winter's offensive in the Gaza Strip, but the country has since faced increasing political isolation, all the more so as U.S. efforts to restart peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians have faltered. Among the fallout: Turkey banned Israel from a planned NATO military exercise this week, and today the U.N. Human Rights Council is to take up a report that accuses both Israel and Hamas of having violated international law in Gaza.
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.
July 10, 2006
Re "In Gaza, fear in the dark," Opinion, July 6 Where is Mona Elfarra's frustration with Hamas, her government, which refuses to even recognize Israel's right to exist? Hamas wants an Islamic state in Palestine, a state that would not tolerate the secularism which many Palestinians have enjoyed in the past. As for Gaza's poverty and high density, surely a physician like Elfarra knows about the high Palestinian birthrate. As for the Israeli atrocities, when will the Palestinians recognize that Israel is much too powerful to engage militarily?
August 8, 2006 |
For Karnit Goldwasser, the hardest part is "to go to sleep alone and to wake up alone." Goldwasser went from student to international figure after her husband, Ehud, and another Israeli soldier, Eldad Regev, were captured by Hezbollah fighters July 12 while on patrol near the Lebanese border. "On July 12, my life was over. I woke up as an ordinary person, but since that day I wake up with the same goal.... My own war is to bring my husband back home," she said.