November 20, 2002
The ambush killings of a dozen Israeli security troops charged with protecting settlers on what Palestinians consider stolen land give prominence to the issue of Israeli settlements on West Bank territory. The settlements are an obstacle to peace and a drain on Israel, yet Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's government is considering expanding the enclave on the edge of the West Bank city of Hebron, where the killings occurred Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2000
Re "Israeli Rocket Fire Claims Life of First Foreigner," Nov. 17: I find two sentences curious: "The attack [on a Palestinian village] was in response to Palestinian gunmen who had begun firing Wednesday afternoon at Gilo, just south of Jerusalem." And, Palestinians "see themselves as victims of a never-ending attack." Am I missing something here? Wouldn't Palestinians not be attacked, and therefore not be victims of a never-ending attack, if they themselves would not attack first?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1988
People who say the coverage of uprisings in the occupied territories is distorted against Israel have to eat their words now. The press coverage of the death of the teen-age Israeli girl clearly shows where their sympathies lie. America was privileged to witness the anguish and outrage of the Israelis. We saw the blood and the tears and the shock. The imagery was powerful and compelling. We saw human beings in crisis. We know 15-year-old Tirza Porat's name, she has an identity (Part I, April 7, 8)
April 6, 1986 |
The practice of law for an attorney in the Israeli occupied territories is a very frustrating job because the vast majority of human rights violations that occur here are in fact permitted by military jurisprudence. Thus when attorneys encounter instances of clear injustice they are totally incapable of redressing them. To add to the frustration, the authorities make every attempt to give the appearance of strictly following procedure when addressing these violations.
February 26, 2006 |
'Paradise Now,' a nominee for best foreign-language film, tracks the lives of two Palestinian men as they prepare to become suicide bombers. To play one of the pair, Kais Nashef, a Palestinian who lives in Tel Aviv, spent three months of 2004 in the West Bank city of Nablus. Nashef was immediately drawn into the life of the city, and he offers this account of working in the film's bleak, turbulent setting. SITUATION 1 Cab ride on the day of arrival, from the checkpoint to the hotel.
June 1, 2009 |
Tension between Palestinian factions exploded in their worst violence in nearly two years as a paramilitary police raid Sunday in the West Bank left six people dead. The clash underscored the risks for the Palestinian Authority as it moves forcefully, with fresh encouragement from President Obama, to disarm militants intent on attacking Israel. Hamas, the Islamic group that governs the Gaza Strip, said the clampdown on one of its armed cells would bring "tough and harsh reprisal" against the U.
June 5, 2009 |
Abdul Saafan, his wife and 51 children and grandchildren live on a fault line of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, squeezed into two modest homes smack up against a Jewish settlement in the West Bank city of Hebron. Six months ago an enraged settler wounded Abdul Saafan and his son Hosni, who were unarmed, in a shooting near their home. On Thursday, the family welcomed a powerful American guest to hear how he might relieve their fear.
March 21, 2010 |
Israeli forces killed a Palestinian teenager and critically injured another Saturday after a clash between Jewish settlers and Palestinians over a West Bank water well, officials said. It marks some of the worst such violence in more than a year and comes at a time of heightened tensions over Israeli settlements. Feuding between Palestinians and Jewish settlers over a spring at Iraq Burin village near the city of Nablus has occurred almost weekly. Palestinians accuse the settlers of trying to take control of the spring.
April 25, 2011 |
An Israeli man was killed and three others wounded Sunday when a Palestinian security officer opened fire on a convoy of ultra-Orthodox Jewish worshippers who had entered a religious site in a Palestinian-administered area without permission and then ignored orders to stop, Israeli and Palestinian officials said. The Jewish worshippers were attempting to make an unauthorized predawn pilgrimage to Joseph's Tomb, located in the West Bank city of Nablus. The incident threatened to further heighten tensions in the West Bank between Jewish settlers and Palestinians.
April 18, 2011 |
Israeli security officials said Sunday that they had arrested two Palestinian teenagers as suspects in the grisly slayings last month of five members of a Jewish family, including three children, as they slept in their West Bank settlement home. Military officials said Hakim Awad, 17, and Amjad Awad, 18, who are cousins, confessed to the killings. Local Palestinian officials said they suspected the confessions were coerced and complained that the two students had not had access to attorneys or family members.