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April 25, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Israel tightened its blockade of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, fearing attacks by Palestinian militants as Israelis marked Memorial Day and prepared to celebrate Independence Day beginning at dusk today. Gun battles between Israeli troops and Palestinians blazed overnight near the Palestinian-ruled town of Ramallah and other areas in the West Bank despite renewed contact between the sides that is aimed at stemming the hostilities.
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March 7, 2002 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel's broadest military offensive against the Palestinians in more than 17 months of fighting is a high-stakes gamble by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that he can deliver a blow so devastating it will force Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat to seek peace.
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NEWS
July 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian today, just hours after world leaders at a Group of 8 summit pressed the warring sides to accept outside observers in the troubled region. Palestinian security sources said an Israeli tank shell killed a 48-year-old Palestinian when it hit his home in a village in the southern Gaza Strip.
NEWS
February 22, 2002 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, under mounting criticism for failing to halt Palestinian attacks on Israelis, urged a war-weary nation Thursday to be patient, calm and, above all, united as Israel presses ahead with a massive military campaign in the Gaza Strip and West Bank.
NEWS
March 23, 2001 | MICHAEL SLACKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Israeli envoy asked Egypt on Thursday to help calm the violent clashes with Palestinians and steer the upcoming Arab summit away from hard-liners looking to punish and isolate the Jewish state. Ambassador Zvi Mazel's request served to underscore Israel's fear of a more united and hard-line Arab policy toward it.
NEWS
May 2, 2001 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No one may ever know how Shahid Barakat, a second-grader, and his 3-year-old sister, Malak, became accidental martyrs in the Palestinian revolt, collateral damage in a grim confrontation that has claimed nearly 500 lives in seven months. But when a bomb reduced their two-story home here to a pile of rubble and twisted steel rods Monday night, Shahid and Malak joined a growing list of Palestinians who have died in "mysterious circumstances."
NEWS
March 23, 2001 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon returned home Thursday from a U.S. visit to face a deteriorating security situation and an escalation in what he called "Palestinian terror" during his four-day absence. While Sharon was in Washington and New York, an Israeli father of six was killed in a drive-by shooting, a large car bomb was defused in a religious neighborhood of Jerusalem and mortars were fired on a Jewish farming community in Israel and on Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip.
NEWS
October 3, 2001 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palestinian gunmen stormed deep into a Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip late Tuesday, wreaking deadly mayhem and invading a home before they were shot dead by Israeli forces. In retaliation early today, Israel shelled Palestinian targets in the area, killing five people. In the attack on the settlement, two Israeli teenagers were killed, and at least 15 settlers and soldiers were wounded, an army spokesman said.
NEWS
December 13, 2001 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wednesday's commando-style attacks on Jewish settlers have finally given Israel the grounds it long sought to relegate Yasser Arafat to political oblivion--and may have doomed America's belated effort to avert an expanded war in the Middle East. Israel early today severed ties with Arafat, declaring that he essentially no longer exists as far as it is concerned, and launched wide-scale military attacks on Palestinian cities and villages across the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
NEWS
December 16, 2001 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. government, alarmed at some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian violence in months, recalled its special Mideast envoy Saturday for consultations after his attempts to broker a cease-fire failed, while the Israeli army hunted the Gaza Strip for Palestinians suspected of terror activity. Israeli armor and infantry killed five Palestinians in a daylong sweep through the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun and in Rafah to the south.
NEWS
February 21, 2002 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon started the week by reassuring Israelis reeling from a string of bloody attacks that they had nothing to fear. "Israel," the hawkish former general told his Cabinet, "has never lost a war and will win this war as well." But between Sunday, when Sharon made that observation, and Wednesday, 10 more Israelis were killed and the prime minister was under attack from across the political spectrum.
NEWS
February 11, 2002 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palestinian gunmen killed two Israeli soldiers and seriously wounded four other people outside the Israeli army's southern command headquarters in Beersheba on Sunday as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon returned home from Washington.
NEWS
January 18, 2002 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Palestinian militant armed with a gun and grenades burst into a crowded banquet hall in northern Israel late Thursday and opened fire on the dancing guests at a young girl's bat mitzvah. At least six people were shot to death and 30 others were wounded before police and enraged guests overpowered and killed the assailant. The attack in the city of Hadera came as a relative lull in violence evaporated, along with hopes for a breakthrough after more than 15 months of bloodletting.
NEWS
January 16, 2002 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palestinian gunmen kidnapped a 71-year-old Israeli at a roadblock in this West Bank village Tuesday, drove him to a field in a nearby village, beat him and then shot him to death, the Israeli army said, in what appeared to be a revenge killing. Hours later, in a second attack, a pair of Palestinian gunmen opened fire on a car heading toward the West Bank Jewish settlement of Givat Zeev, killing a 45-year-old settler and seriously wounding her 70-year-old aunt, the army reported.
NEWS
December 16, 2001 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. government, alarmed at some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian violence in months, recalled its special Mideast envoy Saturday for consultations after his attempts to broker a cease-fire failed, while the Israeli army hunted the Gaza Strip for Palestinians suspected of terror activity. Israeli armor and infantry killed five Palestinians in a daylong sweep through the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun and in Rafah to the south.
NEWS
December 14, 2001 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israeli forces bore down on Yasser Arafat and his Palestinian Authority on Thursday, moving armor to within easy shooting range of his headquarters as fighter aircraft pounded this and other Palestinian cities late into the night. Armored Israeli bulldozers demolished Palestinian television and radio transmission facilities in a bid to silence the Voice of Palestine. Troops occupied towns across the West Bank and searched Palestinian homes.
NEWS
January 16, 2002 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palestinian gunmen kidnapped a 71-year-old Israeli at a roadblock in this West Bank village Tuesday, drove him to a field in a nearby village, beat him and then shot him to death, the Israeli army said, in what appeared to be a revenge killing. Hours later, in a second attack, a pair of Palestinian gunmen opened fire on a car heading toward the West Bank Jewish settlement of Givat Zeev, killing a 45-year-old settler and seriously wounding her 70-year-old aunt, the army reported.
NEWS
February 21, 2002 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon started the week by reassuring Israelis reeling from a string of bloody attacks that they had nothing to fear. "Israel," the hawkish former general told his Cabinet, "has never lost a war and will win this war as well." But between Sunday, when Sharon made that observation, and Wednesday, 10 more Israelis were killed and the prime minister was under attack from across the political spectrum.
NEWS
December 13, 2001 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wednesday's commando-style attacks on Jewish settlers have finally given Israel the grounds it long sought to relegate Yasser Arafat to political oblivion--and may have doomed America's belated effort to avert an expanded war in the Middle East. Israel early today severed ties with Arafat, declaring that he essentially no longer exists as far as it is concerned, and launched wide-scale military attacks on Palestinian cities and villages across the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
NEWS
December 13, 2001 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel cut contacts with Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat early today and said it will launch widespread operations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to hunt down and disarm militants after Palestinian gunmen killed 10 Israelis in a bus ambush Wednesday night outside a Jewish settlement. Meeting in Tel Aviv, the eight-member Security Cabinet held Arafat directly responsible for the bus attack outside Emmanuel, the northern West Bank settlement.
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