August 17, 1998 |
Palestinian security forces imposed a curfew on Jericho in a hunt for a Muslim militant who escaped from jail a day earlier in the self-ruled West Bank town. Security officers, some carrying guns, ordered owners to close their shops until further notice as an open-ended curfew was announced. Fugitive Imad Awadallah of the fundamentalist Islamic group Hamas is accused of killing Hamas bomb maker Mohiedin Sharif on March 29 in an internal power struggle.
April 12, 1998 |
Palestinian officials arrested a leading militant in the death of a Hamas bomb maker Saturday even as thousands of Palestinians rallied against Israel, calling for revenge for the slaying of Mohiedin Sharif. Palestinian official Tayeb Abdel-Rahim confirmed the arrest of Hamas member Imad Awadallah in the death of bomb maker Sharif.
April 4, 1998 |
Shouting for revenge against Israel, thousands of Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank and Gaza Strip vented their rage Friday over the death of a Muslim militant bomb maker. "Dear Qassam, blow up Tel Aviv," crowds chanted, urging the military wing of the Hamas group to avenge Mohiedin Sharif's death.
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April 7, 1998
An investigation by Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority has confirmed Israel's denial of responsibility in the killing of the chief bomb maker for Hamas, the militantly anti-Israel Muslim group. Mohiedin Sharif was murdered on March 29 by "colleagues who used to break bread with him" in Hamas' military wing, a Palestinian official said. "Internal political and financial disputes" were claimed.
April 8, 1998 |
Israeli forces went on high alert Tuesday after police shot and killed a Palestinian driver who they said had ignored an order to stop at a Jerusalem checkpoint. The victim's family disputed the police account. Stone-throwing clashes broke out late Monday in several Arab neighborhoods of the city after the shooting of Mohammed Salaimi, 25. Arab residents also stoned buses and police cars, burned tires and threw a firebomb.
April 13, 1998 |
Despite a Palestinian police roundup of leaders of the opposition Islamic movement Hamas, Israel remained on high alert Sunday, amid fears that the arrests have given the group's military wing new incentive to attack the Jewish state. "Hamas is in a struggle with the Palestinian Authority, and when they want to score against the Palestinian Authority, they hit Israel," said Ziad abu Amr, an independent member of the Palestinian Legislative Council and an expert on the Islamic opposition.