January 18, 1996 |
The fatal shooting of two Israeli soldiers in the West Bank has heightened fears among Israeli and Palestinian officials that Jewish or Palestinian extremists will use violence to try to disrupt Saturday's scheduled Palestinian elections. "We know that there are Hamas and Islamic Jihad squads still attempting to hit people and destroy the peace process," Prime Minister Shimon Peres told reporters in Jerusalem on Wednesday.
January 27, 1985 |
An Israeli truck driver suffered burns when Palestinian guerrillas threw firebombs at his vehicle late Friday night, police reported Saturday. He suffered moderate-degree burns in the attack, which occurred as he was driving through Kalkiliya, on the West Bank of the Jordan River. Israeli security forces briefly imposed a curfew on southern areas of the town.
June 1, 1994 |
Israeli security forces shot and killed two fugitive Palestinians Tuesday as the two men got off a bus in a West Bank town near Jerusalem, bystanders said. Residents of Al Ram took to the streets in protest, and soldiers fired tear gas to disperse the crowds. Witnesses said Israeli security forces posed as vegetable vendors in a van near a bus stop. When the bus stopped, the security forces asked two young Palestinians to step forward.
April 3, 1991 |
Palestinian militants in the occupied territories, resuming attacks on Arabs suspected of aiding Israeli security forces, killed four men, while a woman died of wounds inflicted earlier, residents and Israeli Radio said. It was the largest number of suspected informers to die in a 24-hour period since the Gulf War. Palestinians said three of the deaths occurred in the West Bank and two in the Gaza Strip.
November 4, 1996 |
Israeli security forces went on alert after government warnings that Islamic militants were planning an attack to disrupt the delicate peace process. Police put up roadblocks and conducted vehicle checks throughout Israel. Heavily armed security forces patrolled shopping areas. The U.S. State Department issued a 10-day travel advisory urging Americans to "stay away from bus stops and look out for unattended packages." Shopping malls and buses have been targets of suicide bombers.
August 22, 1986 |
Israel's high court ordered the closure today of a Palestinian newspaper and a magazine in East Jerusalem that it said posed a threat to Israeli security, state radio reported. The daily Al Mithaq (The Covenant) and its companion biweekly Al Ahd (The Pledge) were alleged to be financed by the outlawed Syrian-backed Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The High Court of Justice rejected a petition by the two publications to prevent their closure by Israeli security forces.
December 22, 1987 |
The Rev. Jesse Jackson on Monday called for the United Nations to intervene immediately to restore peace to the Middle East and establish a separate homeland for Palestinians.