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March 30, 1993 | Associated Press
An Arab assailant stabbed a Jewish settler to death and Israeli troops shot dead a stone-throwing Palestinian on Monday as a spate of violence in the occupied lands showed no signs of abating. In the Gaza Strip, Shaya Deutch, a 40-year-old settler, became the 11th Israeli killed this month when he was stabbed by a killer who escaped.
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November 17, 2010
Paying for a freeze Re " Israel considers U.S. proposal," Nov. 15 The Obama administration is getting the Israelis to agree to a 90-day freeze on "most" settlement construction in the West Bank by having U.S. taxpayers give them a package of security incentives and fighter jets worth $3 billion. The offer is meant to restart peace negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. The United States would also thwart any attempts by the U.N. Security Council to shape a final agreement.
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August 11, 1988 | Associated Press
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir today rejected a proposal by right-wing groups that Israel annex the occupied territories now that Jordan has cut administrative ties to the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Shamir said in an interview with Israel's armed forces radio that the status of the territories, which are home to 1.5 million Palestinians, should be subject to peace negotiations with Palestinians who don't belong to or identify with the Palestine Liberation Organization.
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March 28, 2001 | MICHAEL SLACKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Standing before Arab kings, presidents and top officials, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan sharply criticized Israel on Tuesday for its "collective punishment" of the Palestinian people and what he labeled its long occupation of Arab lands. But in a straightforward yet measured approach, Annan also laid a share of the blame for the Israeli-Palestinian crisis at the feet of the Arab leaders, saying they would have far more credibility if they accepted Israel's right to exist.
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February 25, 1988 | Associated Press
Secretary of State George P. Shultz urged Israel today to negotiate a prompt and final agreement with the Arabs about the violence-plagued occupied territories and blamed longtime Israeli occupation, not outside agitation, for the violent unrest in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. "Its fundamental origin is essentially indigenous," Shultz said on the flight from Washington to begin a five-day peace shuttle in which he will present U.S. proposals to the Israelis and Arabs.
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November 6, 1988 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir on Saturday began revealing outlines of what may be future government policy in comments that combined a bow to a key religious demand with an aggressive stand on increased Israeli settlements in the occupied lands populated mostly by Arabs. These positions would seem to bolster his ability to put his rightist Likud Party into a ruling coalition with religious and right-wing parties in the wake of last Tuesday's elections.
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April 6, 1994 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heavily armed Israeli border guards smiled, chatted and occasionally barked orders Tuesday as hundreds of Palestinian activists and family members braved the blazing sun on this remote border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip to welcome home two dozen men whom Israel once banished as "terrorist leaders." These individuals soon will lead an autonomous Palestine. Through chants of "Palestine lives!" and "Death to Israel!"
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August 4, 1988 | Associated Press
Jordan said today that it will lay off or retire the 21,200 Palestinian employees at its institutions in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, which effectively turns over responsibility to the Palestine Liberation Organization. The decision, announced after a Cabinet meeting, was the most sweeping in practical effect since King Hussein announced Sunday he was cutting links with the territories, where 1.5 million Palestinians live.
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August 23, 1989 | From Associated Press
Israeli troops fatally shot a Palestinian woman Tuesday in the Gaza Strip, and two other Arabs were reported killed in the West Bank, raising to six the number of Palestinian deaths in the past two days. The rash of fatalities in the occupied lands prompted commercial strikes in Arab East Jerusalem as well as in the Palestinian towns of Ramallah to the north and Bethlehem to the south.
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June 6, 1988 | Times Wire Services
About 36,000 Palestinian high school students today returned to classes for the first time in four months and clashes with Israeli soldiers in several West Bank towns were reported. The army has been opening grade schools and junior high schools in the occupied lands over the last two weeks, citing a recent reduction in violence. In the West Bank city of Hebron, students burned tires and threw stones at soldiers outside the Hussein School, an Arab reporter said.
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November 6, 1996 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hanni Vogelweid of Huntington Beach doesn't remember seeing Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese diplomat who provided her family with transit visas so they could leave Lithuania in early 1941. But she'll never forget what Sugihara did. She's alive because of him. Vogelweid, a 73-year-old German-born Jew, is one of as many as 10,000 who received transit visas from a man who risked his own life to help Jews avoid the Holocaust.
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May 3, 1994 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During the hours after a Jewish settler killed about 30 Palestinians in a Hebron mosque last February, another human catastrophe unfolded--this one with little notice--on the West Bank. It was a disaster that tragically illustrated chaos within the Palestine Liberation Organization leadership, which soon will take control of parts of the occupied territories.
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April 6, 1994 | MARK FINEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Heavily armed Israeli border guards smiled, chatted and occasionally barked orders Tuesday as hundreds of Palestinian activists and family members braved the blazing sun on this remote border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip to welcome home two dozen men whom Israel once banished as "terrorist leaders." These individuals soon will lead an autonomous Palestine. Through chants of "Palestine lives!" and "Death to Israel!"
NEWS
April 5, 1994 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Suppose you're a Palestinian cruising through this historic city, chosen to be the capital of a new Palestinian enclave. Then some menacing-looking guy with a black-and-white head scarf and an attitude plows into your car. Who are you going to call? The answer to that question says much about justice these days in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories. If you answered the Israeli military police, try again. Ditto for the Palestine Liberation Organization's local office.
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March 20, 1994 | From Associated Press
Israel and the PLO moved closer to resuming autonomy talks Saturday, and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres said Israeli troops could be out of the occupied Gaza Strip and Jericho within six weeks of a return to the negotiating table. A senior Israeli delegation, reportedly including chief autonomy negotiator Gen. Amnon Shahak, was to leave Sunday for meetings with Palestine Liberation Organization leaders in Tunis, Tunisia.
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March 15, 1994 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel's leading peace group urged Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on Monday to bring home 30,000 Jewish settlers from the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip to avert widespread bloodshed during the Palestinian self-government there and to remove all settlers in five years.
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October 25, 1991 | KIM MURPHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Arab foreign ministers Thursday pledged that they will not normalize relations with Israel before it withdraws from occupied Arab lands, but they failed to back Syria's move to boycott group talks with Israel unless the Jewish state signals an intent to return the lands. Concluding two days of meetings before Wednesday's Middle East peace conference in Madrid, ministers of the key front-line states agreed on a common negotiating strategy.
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March 7, 1994 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Israeli government is considering the removal of 450 Jewish settlers from the occupied West Bank town of Hebron, where a settler 10 days ago massacred more than 40 Palestinians as they prayed in a mosque. The move, certain to be bitterly resisted if ordered, would mark the beginning of Israel's retreat from the 144 settlements it has established in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since capturing the territories 27 years ago.
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March 5, 1994 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United States and the Palestine Liberation Organization are inching toward an agreement that could restart the stalled Middle East peace process, possibly by deploying an international force to protect Palestinian civilians in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, President Clinton said Friday. "I believe we have some more movement in the Middle East," Clinton told a White House news conference. "We are continuing to inch ahead."
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