November 14, 2000 |
Four Israelis were killed and eight wounded Monday by Palestinian gunmen staging ambushes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said. Israeli officials denounced the killings as an escalation of Palestinian guerrilla warfare and promised retaliation. Late Monday, the army announced that it was sealing off all Palestinian towns and villages, barring all travel in and out of the areas. In Gaza, Israeli forces killed two Palestinian teens Monday.
September 11, 2001 |
By the twisted standards of his ilk, Mohammed Shaker Habashi was not a particularly successful suicide bomber. When the middle-aged Israeli Arab blew himself up at a busy northern train station Sunday, he claimed the lives of three others--a death toll security officials found almost miraculously low given the size of the bomb he detonated and the number of people nearby.
May 24, 2001 |
Maged Masri cradled his M-16 automatic rifle and with white ink inscribed on the ammo clip: "We will die and never surrender." A cease-fire is the furthest thing from Masri's mind. His men, who have been ambushing Jewish settlers and confronting Israeli soldiers for the last eight months, have no intention of giving up the fight. "Even if there are 100 orders to hold fire, if we still see Israelis, we will keep shooting at them," he said.
March 10, 2002 |
The Cafe Moment, across the street here from the official residence of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, was packed Saturday night with teenagers and well-heeled Israelis who frequently converge at the trendy eatery. Suddenly, a Palestinian stepped just inside the front door and detonated a devastating bomb, killing 12 people and wounding more than 50 others.
August 4, 2001 |
Abdel Karim Tamimi has new neighbors. Israeli soldiers arrived at his home in this Palestinian village last week, took over the second floor, ejected Tamimi's adult son and planted their flag on the roof. The soldiers told Tamimi that they were seizing his house for security reasons. From their new vantage point, the soldiers can observe a nearby Palestinian police checkpoint and scan miles of surrounding territory.
August 23, 2001 |
In a commando operation and a helicopter attack, Israeli forces killed at least six Palestinians on Wednesday in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, pressing a campaign of hunting down and slaying suspected bombers and gunmen. A seventh Palestinian, a police officer, was killed in unclear circumstances.
August 9, 2001 |
A Palestinian suicide bomber struck an Israeli army checkpoint Wednesday, killing himself and injuring a soldier, and Israeli helicopters twice hit Palestinian police posts in the West Bank in retaliatory strikes for other incidents. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, on a one-day visit to Turkey, said there would be no negotiations with the Palestinians until all violence stops, adding that Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat would have to play a major role in restoring calm.
June 29, 2001 |
Flying to the Middle East earlier this week, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said progress in the volatile region must be measured by inches. On Thursday, after meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat, he found out just how difficult those inches can be.
June 14, 2001 |
A tenuous U.S.-brokered cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians was greeted Wednesday with no celebration and much suspicion. U.S. officials were waiting to see whether the two sides begin to enact the truce, which aims to end fighting that has claimed nearly 600 lives and to eventually revive peace talks.
February 19, 2001 |
A U.N. human rights team said it had ended its investigation of the Palestinian uprising against Israel. The team is to present its report to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in March. Israel refused to cooperate to protest the language of a U.N. resolution that condemned it for "war crimes and crimes against humanity" related to its handling of the uprising. The U.N.