December 2, 1996 |
Even as the Arab League condemned his expansion of Jewish settlements, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday approved construction of hundreds of homes in the occupied Jordan Valley and vowed that Israel will retain control of the area in any permanent accord with the Palestinians.
August 8, 2007 |
Israeli police with sledgehammers and chain saws broke into a fortified building in the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday and dragged out more than 200 spitting, stone-throwing Jewish settlers who had defied a court order to leave. The violent showdown in the center of the city, which is holy to both Jews and Muslims, sparked debate in Israel over the source of authority for its army.
August 29, 1995 |
Israel moved Monday against the Palestinian self-governing authority in the West Bank and Jerusalem even as it edged closer to signing a long-delayed agreement to extend Palestinian self-rule throughout the West Bank. In Jerusalem, police served notice on three offices that Israel says are associated with the Palestinian Authority, warning that they must cease operation in 96 hours or be shut down. Offices of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corp.
August 9, 1988 |
King Hussein flew to Damascus on Monday and immediately began discussions with Syrian President Hafez Assad on Jordan's break with the Israeli-held West Bank and peace efforts to end the Persian Gulf War. The king was accompanied by Prime Minister Zaid Rifai on what was expected to be a one-day trip. Jordan has backed Iraq in the gulf war but has stayed on good terms with Syria, which supports non-Arab Iran. Meanwhile, Assistant Secretary of State Richard W.
July 14, 2002 |
In the weeks since tanks rolled into the West Bank, Israelis and Palestinians have debated whether Israel has turned back the clock. Has the old Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories really resumed? Does the current military incursion shut the door on the 1993 Oslo peace accords, which had given the Palestinians a measure of autonomy and put them on what just a few years ago looked to be an inevitable trajectory toward statehood?
September 24, 1995 |
After more than 70 hours of talks, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators said this morning that they expected to initial a formal agreement later today on expanding Palestinian self-rule throughout the West Bank and holding elections there. Under the terms of the agreement, Israeli troops will begin pulling out of Palestinian towns by the end of October and handing over their administration to Palestinians.
September 14, 1999 |
With a self-imposed one-year deadline for ending decades of conflict, Israel and the Palestinian Authority on Monday opened negotiations on the last and most difficult issues blocking a definitive peace.
January 10, 2010 |
Born in a refugee camp in this restive West Bank city, Ammar Arafat threw his first stone at 13. At 15, he was jailed for scaling the fence at an Israeli military camp with explosives under his shirt. Upon release, he took up arms again and landed back in prison. Freshly out of jail for the second time, Arafat, 20, is mulling his next move. But nowadays, he has traded in his explosives vest for a designer military jacket with shiny Armani buttons. A more mature Arafat said he wants to enroll in college, find work as a Palestinian police officer and build a stable life.
December 23, 2005 |
Israeli troops killed three Palestinian militants Thursday during an arrest raid in the West Bank, and Israel later threatened stepped-up measures to quell rocket fire from the Gaza Strip after a salvo wounded five of its soldiers. Security officials said one of the fighters killed in the city of Nablus commanded a local militia affiliated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
December 13, 2002 |
Under disputed circumstances, the Israeli army killed five unarmed Palestinians who were crawling on their bellies before dawn Thursday toward the high barbed-wire barrier that separates the Gaza Strip from Israel. In another incident, a Palestinian militant was shot dead by Israeli troops while trying to cut the fence surrounding a Jewish settlement in the central Gaza Strip.