August 20, 2013 |
RAMALLAH, West Bank - One Palestinian was shot to death and three others wounded by Israeli soldiers Tuesday in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, according to a Palestinian official. Talal Dweikat, Palestinian Authority governor of Jenin, said an army unit entered a Jenin refugee camp in a search and arrest campaign and was confronted by local residents. He said the soldiers opened fire, killing Majd Lahlouh, 22, and injuring three others who were reported to be in moderate condition.
April 19, 2002
Poor, helpless U.S. Poor, helpless Colin Powell. Poor, helpless George W. Bush. More than a week ago, Bush tells Ariel Sharon to stop the invasion (but doesn't spell out why, at least to the public--about the mass suffering of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians). Now, more than a week later, Sharon says he'll get out of Nablus and Jenin in about a week (but forget Bethlehem and Ramallah). I've been around and informed for the last 30 years that we've been financing Israel's tanks, F-16s, helicopter gunships, etc., with $3 billion a year and, frankly, I'm sick of hearing my "leaders" claim that we have no power to stop this human catastrophe.
August 26, 2013 |
JERUSALEM -- In one of the most violent clashes in years between Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank, Israeli security forces killed three Palestinians early Monday during a raid at the Qalandia refugee camp near Jerusalem. Palestinian medical officials said two others were in critical condition and 19 were wounded. All were shot in the chest and upper body, according to doctors at Ramallah Hospital. Israeli border police and soldiers entered the camp before dawn to make an arrest, prompting hundreds of Palestinians to riot against the operation by throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails, according to Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld.
July 26, 1985 |
The mutilated bodies of two missing teachers were found in a cave in central Israel today, and residents of the victims' hometown went on an anti-Arab rampage. Yosef Eliahu, 35, and Lea Almakais, 19, missing since last Sunday when they left their school in Afula, central Israel, had been dead several days, police said. They said they believed that the two had been killed by Palestinian guerrillas. In Afula, hundreds of people rioted opposite the local police station.
April 28, 2002 |
The United Nations commission formed to investigate the nonexistent Israeli "massacre" in the West Bank town of Jenin could have been a means for some desperately needed truth-telling about the Middle East conflict. Instead, given its mandate to focus on Israel's self-defense rather than on the Palestinian terrorism that provoked it, the commission will only confirm that there is no justice to be had in the U.N. for the Jewish state.
January 15, 1991 |
Palestinians rioted in the occupied lands today to protest the slayings of the PLO's deputy leader and two other officials in Tunisia. Arab reports said army gunfire killed two demonstrators and wounded at least 60. The army confirmed 13 people were wounded and said it was checking other reports. The worst clashes occurred in the Gaza Strip, once home to Salah Khalaf, the most prominent of the three PLO officials slain Monday night in a Tunis suburb.