June 23, 1990 |
Following are key dates in U.S. dialogue with Palestine Liberation Organization, suspended Wednesday by President Bush: Dec. 14, 1988: At Geneva press conference, PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat renounces terrorism, meeting a U.S. precondition for resuming diplomatic dialogue broken off 13 years earlier. Arafat also affirms right of all parties in Mideast conflict "to exist in peace and security, including the state of Palestine, Israel and their neighbors." Secretary of State George P.
October 10, 1990 |
In a new demonstration of big-power solidarity, the United States and the four other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council agreed Tuesday on a resolution condemning Israel for the use of excessive force in quelling a demonstration on Jerusalem's Temple Mount. The resolution, approved by the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain, France and China, includes an implied rebuff to Arab demonstrators, but it is most critical of Israeli security forces who killed 19 Palestinians on Monday.
December 25, 2003 |
Israeli security forces Wednesday arrested the 19-year-old son of jailed Palestinian militia leader Marwan Barghouti as he tried to enter the West Bank from Jordan, a lawyer said. Jawad Boulos said Qassam Barghouti, a first-year university student in Cairo, was questioned for hours at the Allenby Bridge crossing before being taken to an Israeli prison near his West Bank hometown of Ramallah. "This is an unjustified act altogether.
August 26, 2013 |
JERUSALEM - Palestinians warned Monday that newly restarted peace talks could be derailed after a deadly clash between Palestinian refugees and Israeli security forces. Three Palestinians were shot and killed at the Kalandia refugee camp near Jerusalem. Israeli security forces say they fired in self-defense after a predawn raid to arrest a suspected militant sparked a riot among residents. It was the deadliest such clash since 2009, when three Palestinians were killed in Nablus during a standoff against Israeli soldiers attempting to arrest them.
February 3, 1992 |
The Israeli army has given soldiers more latitude to fire on Palestinians in the occupied territories, telling troops they may shoot any armed Arab on sight, officials said Sunday. The new orders, part of a general toughening of the army's tactics in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, come in response to a series of Palestinian gun attacks on Jewish settlers in the territories.
October 9, 1990 |
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein told Israelis today that they have no choice but to leave Arab lands, and he said Baghdad possesses a new long-range missile capable of reaching targets hundreds of miles away. In a message read over Baghdad Radio responding to Monday's killing in East Jerusalem of at least 19 Palestinians by Israeli security forces, Hussein said Iraq's new missile would strike "when the time of reckoning comes."
January 5, 1995 |
Undercover Israeli security forces shot and killed four Palestinians on Wednesday night in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, continuing a New Year's surge in violence that has accompanied a grim stalemate in negotiations over Palestinian self-rule. In another exchange of fire Wednesday at the Erez crossing at the Gaza Strip border, Israeli soldiers wounded four Palestinians, including two police officers, after reporting that the Palestinians had shot at an Israeli position.
January 5, 1991 |
An Arab bus driver crashed into an Israeli car Friday, killing an Israeli woman near the occupied Gaza Strip, and was shot dead by another Israeli, military sources said. Israelis said the driver was killed in a chase after deliberately hitting the car. Palestinian sources said he was shot on the spot after an ordinary traffic accident.
March 23, 1989 |
A foreign television crew today filmed what apparently were two plainclothes Israeli policemen posing as journalists in Jerusalem. The film reinforced concern among correspondents that Israeli security forces are disguising themselves as journalists to help clamp down on the 15-month Palestinian uprising in the occupied territories.