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May 22, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
The Israeli army said it arrested 32 suspected Palestinian Islamic militants in the West Bank in two days of raids. It said 13 Palestinians were arrested Sunday and 19 Monday. Israel's Haaretz daily newspaper said the arrests in areas throughout the West Bank were the result of information gained during the interrogation of top Hamas figure Hassan Salameh, who was captured in the West Bank city of Hebron on Friday.
November 6, 1995 | From Reuters
A black border surrounded the front page of the Jerusalem Post newspaper on Sunday. "Rabin Assassinated," its top headline screamed. "No Israeli, no Jew, no decent human being anywhere can help being shaken to the core, shattered to the depth of his and her soul by the news," it wrote in a rare front-page editorial. Israeli newspapers, reporting Rabin's killing by a Jewish gunman at a peace rally, reflected the shock and fury that swept the Jewish state on Sunday.
December 24, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Defense Minister Moshe Arens appointed a committee today to study possible economic development in the occupied Gaza Strip, in what was seen as a first step toward separating the territory's economy from Israel's. Any encouragement of development in the occupied territories would be a reversal of Israel's policy of keeping Gaza and the West Bank dependent on Israeli goods and employing Palestinians as cheap labor in Israel.
March 8, 1990 | From Times wire services
Israel, under U.S. pressure to convene peace talks with Palestinians, warned former President Jimmy Carter today not to side with the Arabs on his Middle East trip next week. Carter forged the historic 1979 Israeli-Egyptian peace treaty, and Israeli newspapers say he would now like to mediate the Arab-Israeli conflict. The former President will meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders when he visits four Middle Eastern countries and the Israeli-occupied territories.
October 29, 1985 | Associated Press
An Israeli newspaper reported today that Prime Minister Shimon Peres proposed to Jordan an interim peace plan calling for joint rule of the Israeli-occupied West Bank and autonomy for Palestinians who live there. The report was denied by Uri Savir, spokesman for Peres. "The report is not true and there was no such message to (Jordan's King) Hussein," Savir said.
June 5, 1986 | From Reuters
Ultra-religious Jews plan to recruit octogenarians for their spray paint campaign to cover up billboards showing women in skimpy swimsuits, an Israeli newspaper said Wednesday. Ultra-Orthodox leaders decided Tuesday night to canvas Jerusalem nursing homes for residents over age 80 willing--and able--to take to the streets to blot out "indecent" bus shelter advertisements, the daily paper Haaretz reported.
November 18, 2004 | From Associated Press
The Israeli army mistakenly killed three Egyptian soldiers today along the Gaza Strip's border with Egypt, Israeli media reported. Israeli newspapers and radio and TV stations said soldiers in an Israeli tank mistook the Egyptians for Palestinian militants. The website of the Haaretz newspaper quoted Deputy Defense Minister Zeev Boim as saying Israel regretted the incident and that it was "grave in its results."
October 30, 1996 | Associated Press
Israel staged a military exercise with tanks and infantry troops in the Golan Heights on Tuesday as government officials played down reports of new Syrian troop movements. The Israeli daily Haaretz said U.S. spy satellites have recently detected unusual movements of Syrian units that operate surface-to-surface Scud missiles. Israel's minister of internal security, Avigdor Kahalani, said he doubted Syria would make any moves that could be interpreted as threatening Israeli civilians.
July 3, 1989 | From Associated Press
About 35 soldiers in the Israeli army commit suicide each year, the head of the army's personnel department said in a newspaper interview published Sunday. Thirty-two soldiers committed suicide from April, 1988, to April, 1989, Maj. Gen. Matan Vilnai told the daily Haaretz. The military command confirmed the figures. Vilnai's interview was a departure from the military's customary reluctance to provide such data, which could have a negative effect on soldiers' morale.
May 13, 1996 | From Times Wire Reports
Israel and the Palestinians have agreed to delay the Israeli troop pullout from most of the West Bank city of Hebron until after the May 29 elections in Israel, a senior Israeli official said. "We have decided, and this was decided together with the Palestinians, that we should delay any further developments in Hebron for the time being in order not to create a lot of friction," said Uri Dromi, director of Israel's Government Press Office.
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