September 6, 1995 |
Israel's army blamed Palestinian militants for a knife attack that left a Jewish settler from England dead and seriously wounded his pregnant American wife. The woman, 28-year-old Mara Fry of Chicago, lost her baby as a result of the pre-dawn stabbings in Maaleh Mikhmash, about six miles east of Ramallah. Residents identified the slain man as Daniel Fry, 28.
June 1, 1994 |
Israeli security forces shot and killed two fugitive Palestinians Tuesday as the two men got off a bus in a West Bank town near Jerusalem, bystanders said. Residents of Al Ram took to the streets in protest, and soldiers fired tear gas to disperse the crowds. Witnesses said Israeli security forces posed as vegetable vendors in a van near a bus stop. When the bus stopped, the security forces asked two young Palestinians to step forward.
April 8, 1994 |
A Palestinian extremist, armed with a submachine gun, fired on Israeli civilians and soldiers in a drive-by attack in the Israeli port city of Ashdod on Thursday, killing one person and wounding four. The incident occurred even as the armed wing of a Palestinian fundamentalist group announced a campaign of terror, which it said would turn Israel and the occupied territories into a war zone in the next seven days.
December 1, 1994 |
An ax-wielding Palestinian hacked to death an Israeli soldier Wednesday as she waited for a bus in the northern town of Afula, Israeli police reported. The assailant, identified as Wahib abu Rub, 25, of the West Bank town of Qalqiliya, was identified by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin as a member of Hamas, a militant Islamic organization that has vowed to sabotage Israel's peace accord with the Palestinians.
March 31, 1994 |
After agreeing on interim security arrangements for the West Bank city of Hebron in a nine-hour bargaining session, Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization announced early today that they will restart formal negotiations on Palestinian autonomy. The announcements broke a five-week deadlock that began when a Jewish settler massacred about 30 Palestinian worshipers in Hebron on Feb. 25.
June 26, 1992 |
A brief break in intercommunal violence, coinciding with Israel's election, ended Thursday when two Israelis who entered the troubled Gaza Strip were stabbed to death by Palestinian attackers, and undercover soldiers killed three Palestinians in a shootout in the West Bank. One plainclothes soldier also died in the clash.
March 18, 1992 |
A Palestinian slashed his way down a crowded street with a makeshift sword Tuesday, killing two Israelis and wounding about 20, many of them students going to a holiday party. A passing policeman killed him. The students at first stood by and watched, apparently thinking the assailant was part of a stunt for Tuesday's Jewish holiday of Purim, during which children dress up in costumes. Palestinian reporters identified the man as Azri Saleh Reifi, 22, from the Gaza Strip.
May 25, 1992 |
A 15-year-old Israeli schoolgirl was attacked and stabbed to death by a Palestinian on Sunday in Bat Yam, a town near Tel Aviv, and rioters stalked Arab workers in retaliation. In Gaza, a shootout between Israeli troops and Palestinian gunmen left one soldier and three Arabs dead. Artillery duels and ambushes unsettled Israel's northern border region last week.
December 7, 1993 |
A Jewish settler and his son were killed Monday evening by Palestinian gunmen who opened fire on their van in the worst of the escalating terrorist attacks in the West Bank. Three more sons were wounded. Scores of armed settlers, enraged by the killings, stormed through Hebron, shooting wildly down the darkened streets and breaking into Palestinian homes. Carloads of Israelis from other West Bank settlements streamed into the area.
July 2, 1993 |
A bus attack blamed on Islamic militants opposed to the Mideast peace talks left two Israeli women and two guerrillas dead Thursday and shattered months of calm. Israeli leaders from across the political spectrum blamed the bloodshed on the government's negotiating stance. Opposition conservatives said Israel is making too many concessions; others said it isn't making enough.