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.
June 28, 1997 |
Palestinian rioters fought Israeli soldiers as clashes resumed in the divided West Bank city of Hebron after a week of tense quiet. Protesters burned Israeli flags, hurled bottles filled with acid and rolled burning tires toward soldiers who responded by firing rubber bullets, wounding seven demonstrators. One Israeli soldier was slightly injured by stones.
June 22, 1997 |
Israeli troops firing rubber bullets wounded 24 Palestinian demonstrators armed with stones and firebombs as unrest flared again in Hebron and erupted as well in Nablus, witnesses and hospital sources said. The Hebron unrest was renewed when dozens of Palestinians charged at Israeli troops on the dividing line between Israeli- and Palestinian-run sectors. Violence has erupted every day for a week in the divided city that is home to 100,000 Palestinians and 450 Jewish settlers.
June 17, 1997 |
Israeli soldiers shot and wounded at least 38 Palestinians in the third day of clashes with stone-throwing Arabs in the divided West Bank city of Hebron, witnesses and hospital officials said. In the Gaza Strip, Jewish settlers shot and wounded one Palestinian youth and fired at least three bullets at journalists during a clash over land that Arabs said was recently fenced off and annexed to the Gush Qatif Jewish settlement.
June 16, 1997 |
Fifteen Palestinians and two Israeli soldiers were wounded Sunday in clashes between troops and stone-throwing Arab demonstrators in the West Bank city of Hebron, witnesses and hospital officials said. The clashes broke out for the second straight day on the border between Palestinian-controlled parts of Hebron and Israeli-guarded Jewish enclaves in the center of the city, where about 450 Jewish settlers live. Four Palestinians were arrested.
June 15, 1997 |
In the fiercest clashes in the West Bank in weeks, hundreds of Palestinians threw stones and firebombs Saturday at Israeli troops, who responded with rubber bullets. Thirty-two Palestinians and one Israeli soldier were hurt. The rioters said they were angered by a U.S. congressional resolution recognizing disputed Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The violence also came after the apparent failure of Egypt's latest attempt to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.
June 13, 1997 |
Hundreds of Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops and Jewish settlers Thursday in the Gaza Strip. Five Palestinians were wounded by gunfire, and an elderly man died of a heart attack after inhaling tear gas. The violence erupted while Egyptian envoy Osama Baz shuttled between Israeli and Palestinian leaders, trying to break a three-month freeze in peace talks between the sides.
April 15, 1997 |
Jewish settlers turned on Israeli soldiers Monday, pelting them with stones, eggs and tomatoes, then soaking them with a water hose while Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron watched in wonder. After nearly a month of stone-throwing riots by Palestinians, the soldiers were stringing chicken wire above a gate outside the Beit Hadassah settlement to block stones. Angry settlers said more fencing at the tightly guarded compound made it feel like a ghetto.
April 13, 1997 |
Israeli soldiers shot and wounded six Palestinians on Saturday in the West Bank as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu considered forming a "national unity" government to cope with the Middle East peace crisis. Palestinian witnesses said the soldiers intervened in the city of Hebron, where Jewish settlers and Palestinians threw stones at one another in an area under Israeli security control.
April 10, 1997 |
The funeral of a Palestinian drew thousands to the streets Wednesday in more West Bank rioting, and protesters hurled rocks and firebombs at Israeli soldiers--who answered with tear gas and rubber bullets. About 30 people were injured as Palestinian police formed human chains, searched rooftops and blocked streets with trucks, struggling to separate protesters from Israeli soldiers and prevent more deaths after the funeral of Nadir Assaid, 24.