December 4, 1985
Aziz Shehadeh, a prominent Palestinian attorney, was stabbed to death outside his home in Ramallah, in the West Bank about 10 miles northwest of Jerusalem. Shehadeh, 73, was a moderate who advocated coexistence with Israel. He was one of the first Arabs to urge creation of an independent Palestinian state as part of a peace agreement with Israel after the 1967 Mideast War. A radical Palestinian guerrilla group called Revolutionary Council of Fatah took responsibility for the slaying.
January 14, 1999 |
Israeli Foreign Minister Ariel Sharon said Wednesday that he believed any future independent Palestinian state should be strictly limited in its military potential and foreign ties and should be hemmed in by Israel. Speaking before the Institute for Foreign Relations, a French think tank, Sharon gave what aides said were his most detailed thoughts to date on the geographical outline of two buffer zones that he believes would have to exist on either side of the West Bank.
August 11, 2004
In your Aug. 9 editorial, you describe Israel allowing Palestinian police officers to carry pistols as a "small positive step." What would satisfy you then? Maybe they should give the "militants" helicopters and tanks. You also say that the "proclaimed goal" of the Palestinian Authority is the creation of an independent Palestinian state. You failed to mention that it could have had that, with 97% of the West Bank and Gaza with East Jerusalem as the capital in 2000, but Yasser Arafat preferred war. If you read the Palestinian Authority charter and look at the maps of the region on its websites, you would soon know that its primary "proclaimed goal" is the destruction of Israel.
November 14, 1988 |
Palestinian leaders agreed today to proclaim an independent Palestinian state in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip following a marathon meeting of their parliament-in-exile, PLO sources said. They said the "declaration of independence" would be announced later in the day at the Palestine National Council. The council, which represents Palestinians scattered through the Arab world, also was expected to show majority support--about 85%--for a "political statement" that would endorse U.
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February 16, 1988
Former Under Secretary of State Ball's article (Op-Ed Page, Jan. 17) shows either an amazing lack of memory or a more amazing abundance of venom directed at Israel. He writes, "Since the West Bank and Gaza Strip were first overrun by Israel's army in 1967, a Palestinian generation has grown up under the domination of occupation troops. Because three out of four Gazans are under the age of 25, they have never tasted self-rule and increasingly despair of doing so." It isn't because they are under the age of 25. No Gazan of any age has tasted self-rule.
October 21, 1988 |
The Palestine Liberation Organization said Thursday that the Palestinian parliament in exile will meet in Algiers Nov. 12-14 to endorse a PLO political initiative calling for an independent Palestinian state in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. PLO spokesman Ahmed Abdelrahman said the Palestine National Council meeting "will be a step forward . . . for the Palestinian side to achieve peace in the Middle East on the basis of self-determination and an independent state."