615 articles tagged "Palestinians"
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A Palestinian Suicide Bombing Catches Israel's Electioneering Leaders Unawares
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 5, 2005, 10:28 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinian Jihad Islami suicide bombing that left 5 Israelis dead and 55 injured outside Netanya's Sharon shopping mall caught the Sharon government and Israel's security chiefs by surprise. debkafile's exclusive sources reveal that Israeli security forces guided by the Shin Beit believed they had wiped out a ...
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Abu Mazen Puts Jailed Terrorists at Top of Fatah List for Coming Palestinian Election
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 27, 2005, 9:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
Marwan Barghouthi's win in the ruling Fatah's primary vote in Ramallah Saturday Nov. 28, was no surprise. It was carefully scripted by the trio straining to hold the Palestinian Authority from falling apart, Mahmoud Abbas, Mohammed Dahlan and Barghouthi himself. The plan is to place the Fatah firebrand, who is ...
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Fatah Is Deeply Implicated in the Palestinian Terrorist Coalition. Egyptian Military Collaboration Is Also Present
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 31, 2005, 1:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
The major battle fought through Sunday night, Oct. 30, against a Jihad Islami cell in Qabatiya, near Jenin, only partially addressed the Palestinian terror threat creeping in from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank. The al Aqsa Brigades, a wing of Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas' ruling Fatah, either ...
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Both Bashar Assad & Mahmoud Abbas Are Teetering
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 23, 2005, 11:10 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Syrian leadership has gathered itself in for the next shock after the UN Hariri investigation's findings drawn up by Detlev Mehlis implicated President Bashar Assad's close family circle in the assassination of Lebanese leader Rafiq Hariri last February. This Assad foursome is now locked in together in stifling proximity. ...
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Bush to Abu Mazen: The Palestinians Must Start Helping Themselves
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 21, 2005, 10:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas did not get much chance to lay down his usual list of demands and gripes in his talks at the White House with US president George W. Bush Thursday, Oct. 20. Instead, in contrast to the jovial mood of their joint news conference, Bush crushed ...
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A Palestinian Perception of Abbas: "He Dances with Wolves"
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2005, 12:08 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas aka Abu Mazen keeps himself afloat by braggadocio. He slaps down demands and stipulations as though he has a handful of aces. In actual fact, he arrived in Washington Thursday, Oct. 20 for talks with President George W. Bush and secretary of state Condoleezza ...
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Palestinian Police Chief: The Palestinian Authority is a Leaky Boat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 16, 2005, 11:25 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinian Authority put on a totally unreal show Sunday, Oct 16, when its spokesmen claimed to have actually prevented 17 attacks against Israelis during its first month of self-rule in the Gaza Strip. The PA asked Israel not to prevent the radical Hamas from taking part in the Palestinian ...
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More Palestinian Terrorists Stream toward Gaza, Undeterred by Israeli Offensive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 28, 2005, 3:16 PM (GMT+02:00)
Fresh fuel for a future conflagration is piling up with the movement of 1,200-1,500 Palestinian terrorists from the most radical organizations, exported by Syrian intelligence from the refugee camps around Damascus since last Friday, Sept 23, to two focal points in Lebanon: the Beqaa Valley and Sidon on the southern ...
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Israel's Pullout-out Has Changed Nothing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 24, 2005, 12:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinian-Israel war has blown up in force five weeks after Israel evacuated all its civilians from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank - 12 days after pulling its troops out of Gaza and one day after they exited the northern West Bank - as though nothing had changed.
The ...
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Palestinian Terrorists Pour Tens of Millions into a New Arms Stockpile
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 17, 2005, 10:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
The list obtained by debkafile's exclusive military and intelligence sources, contains -
1. 3,000 automatic rifles. The new supply, most of which is destined for Hamas, gives the organization a total of 10,000 Kalashnikovs, enough for thousands of new recruits.
2. Hundreds of AT-23 Sagger anti-tank missiles.
3. SAM-14 Strela anti-air ...
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Egyptians and Palestinians Make a Mockery of Their Accords with Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 14, 2005, 12:49 AM (GMT+02:00)
The sights and scenes in Gaza Strip immediately after the Israeli troop pullback Monday, Sept 12, filled Israel's defense leaders with dread. Total loss of control was manifested by the Palestinian Authority and the Egyptian border police, who stood by as tens of thousands of Palestinians indulged in a wild ...
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Arafat Murder Is Widely Seen as Palestinian Authority Inside Job
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 7, 2005, 6:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
The assassination of Moussa Arafat was obviously well-planned and carefully staged. According to debkafile's counter-terror sources, the crime bears the hallmark of Palestinian minister for civilian affairs Mohammed Dahlan and his sidekick, Gaza preventive security chief Rashid Abu Shebak, two would-be Gaza strongmen who are no strangers to ...
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The Sharon-Netanyahu Contest and the Palestinian Agenda
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 30, 2005, 7:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
US president George W. Bush, Ariel Sharon and Mahmoud Abbas are certain the Israeli government did the right thing in uprooting Israel's civilian presence from the Gaza Strip ahead of the final pullback of troops on Sept. 15.
But their gratification is likely to be short-circuited. The level of Palestinian ...
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Israel's Pullback Becomes Operation Touch-and-Go, Bringing Top US Official to Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 17, 2005, 12:47 AM (GMT+02:00)
United Nations Headquarters in New York has quietly ordered all foreign staff, especially UN Refugees Works and Relief Agency personnel, to depart the Gaza Strip by Wednesday, August 17. The world body estimates any workers remaining in Palestinian areas, especially those adjoining Gush Katif, face extreme danger after the evacuations ...
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Orient House is Reopened, Symbol of formal Palestinian Foothold in Jerusalem
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 10, 2005, 10:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
There is no doubt that Abu Mazen has done a lot better than the late Arafat who never dreamed of fulfilling so many dreams. When he spoke of a Palestinian state with Jerusalem its capital, Abbas was not talking out of his hat.
Although not a word of this has been ...
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How Much Will Sharon Fork out for a Favorable Security Council Resolution?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 7, 2005, 9:15 AM (GMT+02:00)
The big day for Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon is Wednesday, August 10. He will then find out if his huge gamble in pushing ahead, through thick and thin, with Israel's pull-out from the Gaza Strip and part of the northern West Bank, comes up trumps. He has staked painful ...
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US, Britain, Egypt and Israel Are Lost for Answers to Mounting al Qaeda Offensive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 23, 2005, 2:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
Al Qaeda's first coordinated bomb attacks on London's public transport which shocked Britain on July 7 were mounted at the same time as the G8 summit in Scotland. this was the closest al Qaeda terrorists had come to key Western leaders gathered in one place. Yet, strangely enough, all those ...
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Radical Palestinian Terror Chiefs Will Relocate from Damascus to Gaza after Pull-out
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2005, 11:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
Hamas operatives are under orders to fire on Palestinian Authority security officers coming to arrest them and call the local people out on the street to hem them in. Monday and Tuesday, July 18-19, saw a certain slackening of Palestinian attacks on Israeli targets, compared with the preceding five days. ...
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Partial Truce Breaks Down, Pullbacks Face Disruption as Palestinian Warfare Escalates
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 15, 2005, 9:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
The disorders of this week in and around the Gaza Strip make talk of truce and Israeli pull-backs sound surreal.
From Thursday, July 14, Palestinian terrorists have kept up a steady missile and mortar bombardment of Sderot and the moshavim and kibbutzim of southwestern Israel while challenging Palestinian security forces ...
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Israel and Abbas Are Powerless to Reach the Netanya Bombing Masterminds
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2005, 12:28 PM (GMT+02:00)
Clearly, the Palestinian leader, like the Israeli chief of staff, knows the identities of the hidden hands behind the Netanya attack. Yet no one brings them in. Mahmoud Abbas` arrival in Gaza was preceded by a further deterioration. Hamas leaders warned him that they have extended their protection to the ...
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