April 24, 1989 |
Israelis rampaged through the Arab city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank today, smashing shop and car windows after Palestinians stoned their buses on the way to a Jewish shrine, witnesses said. In the occupied Gaza Strip, Arab hospitals said Israeli troops shot and wounded at least 18 Palestinians on the third successive day of heavy casualties. Arab and Jewish witnesses said Israelis broke 30 shop windows and 20 car windshields in Hebron after their three tour buses came under attack on the way to the nearby Cave of Machpela.
July 12, 1997 |
Palestinians tossed a pipe bomb into a Hebron school that Israeli soldiers had seized, and troops fired volleys of rubber bullets at the rioters, targeting even those evacuating the wounded. Twenty Palestinians were injured by rubber bullets during several hours of street clashes. Two soldiers were injured by rocks. Clashes have erupted daily in Hebron since last week, after a Jewish extremist hung posters depicting the prophet Muhammad as a pig.
May 2, 1996 |
A 72-year-old Israeli rabbi was stabbed in the back by an unidentified Palestinian in Hebron on Wednesday, as Jewish settlers gathered with guns and Bibles outside Israel's parliament in Jerusalem to protest the upcoming transfer of the volatile West Bank city to Palestinian rule.
December 1, 1996 |
Palestinians clashed with Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers in this West Bank town Saturday amid rising tensions over the planned withdrawal of Israeli forces. Palestinian witnesses said the scuffles started when large groups of settlers assaulted Palestinians in two places downtown. But a spokesman for the settlers, Noam Arnon, said the fighting began when Palestinians assaulted a group of Jewish girls. Several Palestinians were hurt and nine were arrested, Palestinian sources said.
August 23, 1998 |
Dozens of Palestinians threw stones and empty bottles at Israeli troops Saturday, who fired several rounds of rubber bullets, slightly injuring one Palestinian in this tense West Bank city. The clashes were set off when Israeli soldiers prevented Palestinians from crossing into the Israeli-controlled sector of the city, which has been under curfew since late Thursday, after a Jewish settler was stabbed to death in his home by a Palestinian assailant.
June 4, 1996 |
Rock-throwing Arabs clashed with Israeli troops Monday in the occupied West Bank town of Hebron. Palestinian witnesses said Arab youths were angry after Israeli soldiers lined up a number of plainclothes Palestine Liberation Organization policemen against a wall and began searching their police vehicle. The youths then attacked Israeli troops, who pursued them on foot, breaking into private clinics and kicking and punching doctors and patients, the witnesses said.
August 24, 1998 |
Sporadic clashes on the dusty streets here between Israeli soldiers, Jewish settlers and Palestinians went on for several hours Sunday even as an Israeli army curfew kept most residents indoors. Meanwhile, in the Gaza Strip, Palestinians burned American and Israeli flags to protest U.S. strikes against alleged terrorist targets in Sudan and Afghanistan. In Hebron, Israeli soldiers scuffled with Jewish settlers and fired rubber bullets toward Palestinian children.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1994
Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller ("Look Within for the Personification of Evil," Commentary, March 14) sees darkness and demons in the soul of Jews generally because one man, living under siege and betrayed by his government, committed a massacre. The rabbi, a board member of Peace Now, should have addressed his remarks to the Arabs, whose purpose he serves, since they have had much more experience in committing massacres. He evidently didn't see darkness in the soul of Jews during all the long years they were victims of Arab terrorism, and evidently not yet in Arab souls.
January 21, 1997 |
Jewish settlers and their supporters gathered to lament Israel's troop withdrawal from Hebron. More than 1,000 people, some ripping their shirts in the traditional expression of grief, rallied outside the Cave of the Patriarchs, a Hebron shrine holy to Jews and Muslims. Israel withdrew from 80% of Hebron on Friday, leaving soldiers downtown to protect about 450 Jewish settlers living among the city's 100,000 Palestinians.
October 30, 1997 |
Scores of Jewish settlers took to Hebron's streets to protest the opening of a main road to more Palestinian traffic as part of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Israel eased the restrictions on Shuhada Street about 3 1/2 years after closing it to Palestinians after a Jewish settler killed about 30 Arabs in a Hebron mosque. But Palestinians complained that they were still denied full road access. Shuhada Street is in the area of Hebron still under Israeli occupation.