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May 27, 2006 | From Reuters
A car bomb killed a senior Islamic Jihad official and his brother Friday in southern Lebanon, and Israel denied the Palestinian militant group's charge that it was responsible. The bomb was planted in a parked car and exploded as Mahmoud Majzoub, known as Abu Hamza, and his brother Nidal, also an Islamic Jihad member, approached, security sources said. The blast reduced the vehicle to a charred, twisted mass of metal and showered the area with debris.
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March 3, 2014 | By Rushdi abu Alouf
GAZA CITY -- A Palestinian militant was killed in an Israeli airstrike Monday as he attempted to launch rockets at Israel from the northern Gaza Strip, authorities said. Mosaab Zaaneen, a 25-year-old Islamic Jihad fighter, died in the attack in the city of Beit Hanoun, according to a spokesman for the Hamas-run Health Ministry in Gaza. Three other people were injured, including an 11-year-old girl, the spokesman said. The Israeli military confirmed the strike in a statement. "The mission was carried out in order to eliminate an imminent attack targeting civilian communities of southern Israel," the Israel Defense Forces statement said.
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NEWS
September 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
Israeli helicopters fired missiles at a sport-utility vehicle carrying Palestinian militants Thursday, killing two but inflicting only minor wounds on a defiant militia leader, who boasted afterward of his deadly attacks against Israelis. Meanwhile, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres announced that he will meet next week with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in a bid to end nearly a year of violence. A Palestinian official said no date had been set.
WORLD
November 21, 2012 | By Emily Alpert
Egypt announced a cease-fire agreement between Israel and Hamas effective Wednesday evening local time, the Associated Press reported. In details of the agreement obtained by the news agency, Israel will cease all military activity against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip at 9 p.m. local time (11 a.m. PST) and Palestinian militants will cease rocket attacks into Israel. After 24 hours of quiet, Gaza's border crossings with Israel will be opened further to allow freer movement of goods and people.
WORLD
January 28, 2009 | Ashraf Khalil
Palestinian militants killed one Israeli soldier and seriously wounded another in a cross-border bombing Tuesday morning, prompting an Israeli counterattack that killed a Palestinian farmer and wounded a Hamas fighter. The clash, near the central Gaza border crossing of Kissufim, is the most serious threat so far to the separate cease-fires declared by Israel and the militant group Hamas that have largely held since Jan. 18 after a three-week Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip.
WORLD
December 14, 2002 | From Reuters
Israeli troops shot and killed two Palestinian militants in the West Bank on Friday, and 30,000 supporters of the militant Islamic group Hamas rallied in the Gaza Strip, vowing to avenge the killings of gunmen and civilians. One of the militants, Tarek Abed Rabbo, was a senior field commander of Hamas' military wing. Palestinian security sources said he was shot 13 times while hiding in a closet by soldiers who raided a refugee camp near Tulkarm. "Abed Rabbo ...
NEWS
February 19, 2002 | From Associated Press
Palestinian militants staged a series of attacks Monday, leaving seven people dead as Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat praised a tentative proposal in which the Arab world would make peace with Israel in exchange for a total pullout from the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem. Israeli warplanes later responded by striking Palestinian security buildings in the Gaza city of Rafah, witnesses said.
NEWS
June 12, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Dozens of forest fires erupted across Israel on Saturday, and police detained at least four Arabs suspected of setting blazes as part of the Palestinian rebellion against Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, hundreds of stone-throwing Palestinian students battled Israeli troops in the most widespread protests since the army reopened high schools in the West Bank after a four-month closure.
WORLD
November 14, 2012 | By Edmund Sanders
JERUSALEM -- Retaliating for a recent barrage of rockets fired by Gaza Strip fighters, Israel on Wednesday killed a senior Hamas military commander as he traveled by car through Gaza City, the militant group said. Ahmed Jabari, the 52-year-old head of the Hamas military wing, and three other people in the vehicle were killed in the airstrike. Shortly after, Israeli forces also struck other targets in the seaside enclave. The attack marked the launch of a new Israeli military assault, dubbed Operation Pillar of Defense, aimed at “defending the people of Israel who have been under rocket attack and crippling terrorist organizations' capabilities,” said Israel Defense Forces spokesman Lt. Col. Avital Leibovitz.
OPINION
May 9, 2012
It's hard to imagine now, but there was a time when a comprehensive rapprochement between Israelis and Palestinians seemed not just possible but inevitable. In the mid-1990s, the two-state solution was gaining support on both sides. Hamas and Islamic Jihad were losing influence. Israel was handing over West Bank cities to Palestinian control. The 50-year-old conflict seemed to be nearing a resolution. Of course, that never came to pass. Peace fizzled in the wake of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the terrorist bombs of the Palestinian militants, among other things.
WORLD
October 30, 2011 | By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times
The day after a series of Palestinian rocket attacks and Israeli airstrikes killed nine militants in the Gaza Strip and an Israeli civilian in southern Israel, strikes Sunday appeared to thin out, though tensions remained high. After an early-morning barrage was launched at southern Israel on Sunday, Islamic Jihad announced it would accept an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire and hold its rocket fire while reserving the right to respond to any attacks from Israel. "There is no cease-fire," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, adding that Israel's army would continue to carry out strikes to protect residents in the south from rocket attacks.
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October 30, 2011 | By Batsheva Sobelman and Rushdi abu Alouf, Los Angeles Times
The Israeli armed forces and militants based in the Gaza Strip exchanged attacks Saturday in a sharp escalation of violence that killed nine Palestinians and one Israeli. Palestinian sources said five Islamic Jihad militants were killed in an initial Israeli airstrike near Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, including a prominent maker of rockets. Israeli news reports said the airstrike targeted a cell responsible for launching a rocket into Israel recently. The army said the strike was not in retaliation for an attack, but was instead a preventive action.
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October 17, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit's five-year captivity ended early Tuesday after the young man was turned over to Egyptian mediators as part of a prisoner swap that will eventually see the release of 1,027 Palestinian prisoners, according to Egyptian and Palestinian media reports. The Israeli-Palestinian prisoner swap began in the predawn hours as Israel started transporting 477 Palestinian detainees in heavily guarded convoys from jails to various Red Cross meeting points, Israel Radio reported.
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August 20, 2011 | By Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
As Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants continued to clash Friday, Egypt expressed anger over the deaths of at least three of its soldiers apparently killed by Israeli helicopters pursuing militants across the Israeli-Egyptian border a day earlier. The incident threatened to destabilize relations between Israel and Egypt, already tense after the overthrow in February of Hosni Mubarak as Egyptian president. Egypt said early Saturday that it would recall its ambassador to Israel, according to news reports.
WORLD
March 23, 2011 | By Ahmed Aldabba and Edmund Sanders, Los Angeles Times
Israel launched attacks Tuesday against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, killing eight people, including three children who were mistakenly hit by tank shells as they played soccer near their home, officials said. Israeli officials said the strikes were in response to last weekend's barrage of more than 50 mortar shells fired by Gaza militants into southern Israel, injuring two people. "We have no interest in escalation, but let's not forget, that was the largest number of mortar attacks we've sustained since the end of Operation Cast Lead," Israeli military spokesman Capt.
OPINION
March 14, 2011
One of the most depressing characteristics of the dysfunctional Palestinian-Israeli relationship is the self-destructive tit-for-tat mentality that often seems designed to keep the conflict alive rather than to end it. Anyone who follows the news is familiar with how this cycle works. It might begin with a Palestinian child dying while stopped at an Israeli army checkpoint on his way to the hospital. In response, an enraged Palestinian shoots into a crowd of Israeli soldiers at a bus stop.
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