August 30, 2005 |
Jordan said Monday that it would spend $85 million to improve security at its border with Iraq, announcing the plan 11 days after a Katyusha rocket allegedly smuggled into the country from Iraq narrowly missed a U.S. Navy ship in a Jordanian port. Jordan also said authorities at the border crossing with Iraq were working at 10 times capacity, checking 1,500 vehicles and 5,000 passengers from Iraq daily. Eleven days ago, the rocket missed the Navy ship in the Red Sea port of Aqaba.
October 8, 2007 |
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired a Katyusha rocket into Israel, raising concern that militants in the Hamas-ruled territory are developing longer-range weapons. The 122-millimeter rocket, based on a Russian-made Grad missile, landed outside the southern town of Netivot, about six miles from Gaza, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said by phone. No one was injured. Most of the rockets launched from Gaza in the last two years have been unguided Kassam rockets with shorter range.
May 18, 1996 |
Arab lawmakers demanded Friday that Israeli officials be tried for war crimes for the killing of about 100 Lebanese refugees when Israeli shells hit a U.N. base in this southern village. The legislators from 18 countries, gathered for the Union of Arab Parliaments, denounced "Israel's brutal massacre" on April 18 as "an act of organized state terrorism." The deaths occurred during an Israeli offensive last month against Hezbollah guerrillas who were firing Katyusha rockets into northern Israel.
August 7, 1997 |
A U.N. helicopter on a training mission crashed late Wednesday in the Israeli-occupied area of southern Lebanon, killing all five peacekeepers on board, Lebanese security officials said. The cause of the crash was not known. Witnesses said they saw an explosion before the helicopter went down. Four of the dead were Italian and the fifth was Irish, according to a statement from U.N. offices in New York.
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October 23, 2007 |
John Hendry of Van Nuys noticed that "Damn Yankees" opens next month at UCLA's Freud Playhouse with a plot change. This version has a Dodgers fan, instead of a Washington Senators fan, making a pact with the Devil to help the team win the World Series. So the Dodgers get Barry Bonds?
March 26, 1986 |
A Katyusha rocket fired from Lebanon landed in northern Israel early Tuesday but did not cause any casualties, Israeli military sources said. Residents of the northern Galilee region heard several powerful blasts early Tuesday morning, but soldiers searching the region found the remnants of only one 107-millimeter rocket, the sources said.
May 5, 1987
Israel celebrated its 39th Independence Day as Katyusha rockets slammed into the Galilee region in the north. Security sources said the rockets caused no injuries or damage. Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir took the occasion to appeal for a delay in moves toward an international peace conference. Foreign Minister Shimon Peres has been pushing for such a meeting and has threatened to bring down the national unity government over the issue.
July 31, 1993 |
Israel vowed Friday to continue shelling and bombing southern Lebanon, rejecting an offer by Hezbollah to halt rocket attacks on northern Israel in exchange for an Israeli withdrawal from all of Lebanon. Israeli warplanes struck a dozen targets in the Syrian-controlled Bekaa Valley, naval gunboats shelled coastal towns and heavy artillery pounded south Lebanese villages for the sixth consecutive day.
February 28, 1993 |
Iranian-backed guerrillas lobbed Katyusha rockets into Israel and its self-proclaimed security zone in south Lebanon on Saturday, drawing artillery fire from Israeli-affiliated militiamen. Security sources said no casualties were reported in the exchanges, which began late Friday and continued into Saturday morning. In Israel, the army command said a barrage of Katyusha rockets fired from Lebanon struck the Galilee panhandle Friday and another hit Saturday.
August 10, 1987 |
Israel sent helicopters on a raid Sunday to bomb a building in southern Lebanon that it said was a headquarters for attacks on Israeli troops by the Shia Muslim group Hezbollah (Party of God), the military said. A statement issued by the Israel Defense Forces said all pilots and aircraft returned safely to their bases, reporting "good hits and explosions on the targets" northwest of the town of Tibnin. Tibnin is about four miles north of an Israeli-controlled buffer zone in southern Lebanon.