November 7, 1994 |
Israel's Cabinet voted unanimously Sunday to reopen the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron today despite protests from Muslims, who say new security measures violate the site's sanctity. Tension around the site was high Sunday after the Islamic Jihad, a militant Islamic group, called a general strike to protest the planned reopening. The army declared downtown Hebron a closed military area.
April 21, 1999 |
From where she sits in the small grocery her family owns on Casa Nova Street, Juliette Mazzawi can hear the fiery words emanating from the loudspeakers at a makeshift mosque just down the block. The 43-year-old Christian listens to what she considers to be anti-Christian sermons and feels afraid--and she's surprised to feel that way.
May 13, 2000 |
Egyptian prosecutors have charged two officials from the Culture Ministry for their role in publishing an allegedly blasphemous book that triggered riots by Muslim students, a police official said in Cairo. Ibrahim Aslan, the ministry official in charge of publications, and Hamdi Galeel, the managing editor of the publications department, were charged with disparaging religion and editing and publishing a work offensive to public morals, the police official said.
June 29, 1997 |
Israeli soldiers shot and wounded at least two Palestinians in clashes in the divided West Bank city, witnesses said. Dozens of protesters took to the streets after Palestinian shopkeepers found posters depicting the prophet Muhammad as a pig stamping on the Islamic holy book, the Koran, on about 20 storefronts near a Jewish settlement enclave. Islam and Judaism view pigs as unclean and ban the eating of pork. Israeli police said a 25-year-old Jewish woman from Jerusalem had put up the posters.
July 22, 1990 |
The Arab uprising, which for 31 months has been the focus of the Palestinian quest for independence, is showing signs of disintegrating. On the surface, the intifada , as the uprising is called in Arabic, continues without significant change: daily commercial strikes, spasms of stone throwing, cat-and-mouse resistance to Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. If it is not actually winding down, it appears to be entering a new phase.
October 20, 1990 |
Israeli troops Friday shot and wounded at least 10 Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip during a violent protest of the killings on Jerusalem's Temple Mount last week. The clash was sparked by hundreds of worshipers in the Khan Yunis refugee camp who marched out of mosques and paraded with outlawed Palestinian flags chanting, "Our blood for Al Aqsa, for Saddam," Arab witnesses said. They were referring to the Al Aqsa mosque, on the Temple Mount, where 21 Palestinians were killed Oct. 8.