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 2, 1998 |
A body found at the scene of an exploded car in the West Bank city of Ramallah was identified Wednesday as the master bomb maker for the militant Hamas movement who had topped Israel's most-wanted list. Mohiedin Sharif died of two gunshot wounds in the chest earlier this week, and his body was placed next to the explosives-laden car before it was detonated, Palestinian officials and family members said.
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.