March 25, 1995 |
Only an immediate, massive infusion of cash from the international community can save the faltering Palestinian Authority from going broke in April, Palestinian officials and independent analysts warn. At an emergency session of donor countries scheduled April 3 in Washington, the World Bank intends to "present the facts and alert the donors to the situation," said Odin Knudsen, the bank's representative for Gaza and the West Bank. The authority "will be running out of money . . .
March 20, 1995 |
The government is considering a plan to deter suicide bombers by putting electronic homing devices on Palestinian cars to track them while they are in Israel, an official confirmed Sunday. A $100-million plan to separate Israel from Palestinians in the West Bank also includes fences and electronic sensors along the border, said the official, who requested anonymity.
October 21, 1994 |
Responding to Wednesday's deadly bombing of a Tel Aviv bus, the Israeli Cabinet on Thursday ordered the West Bank and Gaza Strip sealed indefinitely, a move the Palestinian self-governing authority immediately denounced as an act of "economic and social war." The nation was plunged into mourning as families buried 14 of the 20 Israelis killed in the bombing. A Dutch tourist and the bomber also died. Drivers for the Dan Bus Co., whose No.
March 3, 1994 |
All Abdul Nabi Natsheh wanted to do was go to his bank down the road in Jerusalem. But the gray-haired Palestinian teacher found his way blocked this week by Israeli troops guarding their frontier. "You are forbidden," a young soldier told Natsheh, dressed in a tweed coat and tie and urgently fingering his yellow worry beads. Natsheh's legal work permit for Jerusalem was unfolded but waved away. "Everyone from the West Bank is forbidden," the soldier said.
December 17, 1993 |
Israeli troops have been given new orders to act firmly, even with force, against Jewish settlers who have been attacking Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, the army said Thursday. "The Israeli armed forces in the (occupied) territories, together with the police, have been told to take strong action against Jews engaged in illegal activities or who disturb the peace," a military spokesman said.
December 16, 1991 |
With passions and violence flaring anew in the occupied West Bank, Israel's government took steps Sunday to secure highways from the danger of Arab snipers and warned settlers not to mount vengeance attacks on Palestinians. After the shooting deaths of three motoring settlers in the last two months and a subsequent outcry, the military authorities on the West Bank forbade Palestinians from walking along the roadside after dark.