February 6, 2002 |
Emboldened by President Bush's "axis of evil" speech, the Israeli government has launched an international campaign against Iran ahead of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's trip to the United States this week. Israel charges that Iran is arming the Palestinians and Hezbollah, the Shiite Muslim militia in Lebanon, to further destabilize a region rocked by more than 16 months of bloodshed.
July 4, 2001 |
As he prepares to visit Europe to appeal for support against Palestinian violence, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has come under investigation in Belgium for a 19-year-old wartime massacre in Lebanon--a case that aims to expand the reach of cross-border justice for crimes against humanity. A prosecutor's decision to open the inquiry, under a Belgian law permitting trial of any leader for war crimes committed anywhere, drew a furious Israeli protest.
July 21, 1999 |
Jamal Kadi, a gaunt and penniless 48-year-old, was born a refugee. As a teenager, he became a refugee once again. He has raised eight children as refugees. And the question on his mind now is: Will he die a refugee too? Like the estimated 370,000 other Palestinians living in uneasy exile in Lebanon, Kadi is all but forgotten in most of the discussions taking place over Middle East peace.
October 20, 1994 |
Four Palestinian men were sentenced to life in prison Wednesday for the assassination of a Jordanian diplomat whose slaying jolted a nation recovering from civil war. The four were identified by the military court as followers of Abu Nidal, the world's most wanted mastermind of terror attacks. His group has denied involvement. Only one of the four, Youssef Shaaban, 29, was in custody. The three others were convicted in absentia.
August 16, 1993 |
A Palestinian guerrilla group said Sunday that bodyguards foiled an attempt by agents paid by Israel to assassinate one of its leaders in Beirut. The group, the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, said it would avenge the attack. Six gunmen tried to assassinate Mohammed abu Samra, a member of its central leadership, a few days ago and clashed with his bodyguards, it said in a statement. One of the attackers was wounded in the clash and two others were later captured by security forces.
June 19, 1993 |
Palestinians expelled by Israel appealed to the Red Cross on Friday to evacuate sick deportees from their camp in a south Lebanon no-man's-land. "We urge and welcome the International Committee of the Red Cross to take sick deportees to hospitals as there are many sick exiles who need hospitalization," Abdul Aziz Rantisi, the leader of the 396 exiles, told reporters. Thursday, three Jordanian doctors visited the deportees, in their seventh month in exile. Dr.