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February 21, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
The Israeli army Monday destroyed one house and sealed three others belonging to Palestinians suspected of throwing gasoline bombs at Israeli buses and army vehicles in the occupied territories. Elsewhere in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, at least 19 Palestinians were wounded by army gunfire on the second day of a three-day general strike, Palestinians sources said. The army had no information on the incidents.
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November 5, 2001 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Palestinian fired an M-16 rifle repeatedly into a crowded bus at a busy intersection here Sunday afternoon, killing two teenagers and wounding dozens of other people before security officers shot him dead. Despite the attack, Israel pulled its troops out of Kalkilya, one of six Palestinian-controlled West Bank towns Israel swept into last month after a government minister was assassinated. The withdrawal was completed before dawn today, an army spokesman said.
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NEWS
July 27, 1988
Israeli troops shot and killed a 13-year-old Palestinian girl and injured three boys during clashes in occupied Gaza City, Arab officials said. Suheir Fuad Afana, 13, of the Shati refugee camp was shot in the stomach by troops and died on the operating table at Shifa Hospital, according to a doctor. Hospital officials said troops also shot and wounded three boys ranging in age from 11 to 15.
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November 3, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Gunmen killed one Israeli and wounded another in the West Bank on Friday, and about 3,000 Palestinians marched in a funeral procession for two militants whose car was attacked by Israeli helicopters. The gunmen, believed to be Palestinians, shot the Israelis at close range on the road near the Jewish settlement of Beit El, north of Ramallah, an army spokesman said. The army said the attackers escaped.
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March 10, 1988 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir declared "war" on the latest U.S. Middle East peace plan Wednesday as Palestinian unrest on the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip entered its fourth month with three more Arabs reported killed by army gunfire. Speaking at a meeting of the parliamentary faction of his rightist Likud Bloc five days after the American initiative was formally presented here by Secretary of State George P.
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October 19, 1988 | DAN FISHER, Times Staff Writer
A 5-year-old boy and a Palestinian youth were killed by gunfire from Israeli troops during anti-government protests Tuesday, and a leading Jewish expert on the occupied territories said that government efforts to end the Arab uprising are resulting in a "horrifying increase" in violations of Palestinian civil rights. The boy, Zia Haj Mohammed, is believed to be the youngest victim of army gunfire in more than 10 months of anti-Israeli unrest in the territories.
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March 11, 1994 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank are under orders never to shoot at Jewish settlers there, even if intervening to halt attacks on Palestinians, the inquiry into a settler's massacre of about 30 Palestinians was told Thursday. The commander of paramilitary border police in Hebron, where the Feb.
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February 18, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Military abuse against Palestinians and the response of Israeli authorities to such cases are fueling a bitter debate in Israel: Are individual soldiers to blame, or is it the fault of the orders they are given? Two budding controversies are pulling the debate into the open. In one, a military wife is campaigning to avert a trial of her husband for ordering troops to beat Palestinian detainees.
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August 6, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a high, stony hillside that overlooks half a dozen Arab villages, more than a thousand Jewish settlers, all angry and most armed, laid to rest Wednesday two of their own who were gunned down in an ambush as they patrolled this community's tense perimeter. The brutal killings shocked Israel and cast doubt on the already dim chances for any further advancement in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process after two weeks of direct talks between negotiators.
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September 28, 1996 | MARJORIE MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As thousands of angry youths trotted down a hill toward Palestinian police lines on Friday, a lieutenant from Yasser Arafat's Force 17 presidential guard grabbed the microphone mounted on his jeep and pleaded with the crowd to turn back. The protesters were headed for an Israeli army checkpoint on the outskirts of Ramallah, itching for renewed battles with Jewish soldiers that already had left 16 Palestinians dead in their town. The lieutenant had orders to block them.
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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.
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July 12, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian woman near a West Bank roadblock Wednesday, and police said they arrested a bomb-toting Palestinian in a northern Israeli town. In new violence, Israeli soldiers and Palestinians exchanged heavy fire in the West Bank, and Palestinians threw grenades at soldiers in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said. There were no reports of casualties.
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June 15, 2001 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Before the first 24 hours of the U.S.-brokered Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire ended Thursday afternoon, two Palestinians and an Israeli had been shot to death. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said that because of the violence, he will not count the day as the start of the six-week cooling-off period the sides agreed to observe.
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May 6, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
A Palestinian militant was shot to death Saturday in front of his 2-year-old niece, who was injured, and Palestinians blamed Israel for the killing. In another West Bank community, Jericho, Israeli soldiers rocketed a Palestinian police base, injuring 17 people. An explosion this morning in a rubbish bin rocked the Tel Aviv suburb of Petah Tikva, slightly wounding one person, police said.
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April 29, 2001 | From Associated Press
An Israeli was killed in a shooting attack Saturday in northern Israel, and a Palestinian activist died in Israeli army fire in the West Bank. The casualties occurred on the eve of Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres' planned trip to Egypt and Jordan to discuss an Arab plan to end the violence. In the Gaza Strip, five Israeli youths were injured by a mortar attack on a Jewish settlement. Israel blamed Yasser Arafat's Palestinian Authority and vowed retaliation.
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April 3, 2001 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israel's army used a helicopter gunship to kill an Islamic militant in the Gaza Strip on Monday and fired tank shells into Bethlehem during a firefight with Palestinians there, as both sides warned of a dangerous escalation in their conflict. Israeli officials said the strikes they are making inside Palestinian-controlled territory, once a taboo, are meant to push Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat back to the negotiating table.
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October 24, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day of intercommunal violence jolted Israel on Tuesday and prompted the government to prohibit Palestinians from entering the country from the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, beginning today. Three incidents of violence occurred in widely separate parts of the country. In Mivtahim in Israel's far south, a Palestinian driving from work to his home in the Gaza Strip was shot and killed by Israeli civilians firing from a moving jeep, military officials said.
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June 4, 1999 | Times Wire Services
Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian man at a roadblock in the West Bank on Thursday, officials said, in an incident that overshadowed the Palestinian "Day of Rage" protests against Jewish settlements. The Israeli army said Ala Abu Sharkh, 22, was the passenger in a car driven by his brother that "tried to run over an Israeli soldier" at a checkpoint south of the divided West Bank city of Hebron. He died of his wounds in an Israeli hospital. Palestinian officials disputed the Israeli account.
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March 27, 2001 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palestinian gunfire killed a Jewish baby Monday outside her settlement home in the tense West Bank city of Hebron, the Israeli army said, in another surge of bloodshed aimed at testing the new government of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. The army said the 10-month-old girl was shot in the head as her father cradled her in his arms. The father was also shot and seriously wounded, and a ferocious gun battle raged afterward, with Israeli forces targeting suspected Palestinian sniper positions nearby.
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March 13, 2001 | MARY CURTIUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Israeli troops shot and killed one Palestinian and wounded at least five others Monday during clashes that erupted when about 1,500 protesters marched on barricades and trenches cutting off the West Bank town of Ramallah from surrounding villages. Members of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Cabinet questioned the tightened closure of the political and commercial center, saying it may cause an escalation of violence and trigger international condemnation of Israel, but Sharon defended the move.
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