616 articles tagged "Palestinians"
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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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A Forgotten Cabinet Proviso Could Throw Israel's Gaza Evacuation off Course
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 11, 2005, 10:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Israeli cabinet meets Tuesday, July 12, to dive into some troublesome outstanding issues in the operation to evacuate 10,000 people from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank 35 days away from its implementation. Prime minister Ariel Sharon won the votes of half a dozen Likud ministers by a ...
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Palestinians Hit the West Bank as Foretaste of Pre-Disengagement Terror Campaign
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 25, 2005, 1:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
The 17-year old Israeli student, Avichai Levy, shot dead by a Palestinian drive-by killer squad Friday evening June 24 near Beit Haggai, Mt. Hebron, was the third pre-disengagement victim of four Palestinian terrorist attacks this week. Five Israelis were also injured, one seriously. Earlier, Sgt-Maj Avi Karuchi, 25, from Beersheba, ...
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What Really Deadlocked the Sharon-Abbas Talks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2005, 1:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
The meeting Tuesday, June 21, between Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian chairman Mahmoud Abbas - their first since the February Sharm al-Sheikh summit - went badly, as all the parties admitted. There was an attempt to present the failure as emanating from Sharon's impossible demand of Abbas to ...
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Rice's Twin Middle East Missions Impossible
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 18, 2005, 2:35 PM (GMT+02:00)
The US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice undertook tough, some would say impossible, missions in the first stops of her current Middle East tour - Ramallah and Jerusalem - although her projected trip to Cairo will not be a bed of roses either. She held heart-to-heart talks Saturday, June 18, ...
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Washington, Jerusalem and Amman Prepare for Abbas' Exit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 12, 2005, 9:24 AM (GMT+02:00)
US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice's overriding interest in Israel is to keep the Sharon government moving along its assigned track of disengagement from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank and make sure it takes place on schedule. But on the Palestinian scene, when she arrives next week her ...
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Israeli Havoc Grows and Palestinian Violence Mounts as Israel's Pull-out Date Approaches
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 8, 2005, 1:00 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's new chief of staff Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz followed a given script when he declared firmly Tuesday, June 7: "Evacuation will not take place under fire. I say exactly what I mean." He was speaking to skeptical military correspondents outside Sderot, whose shocked citizens refuse to meet him after ...
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Bush Policy Switch: Hamas Need Not Dismantle to Gain Recognition
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 6, 2005, 1:26 PM (GMT+02:00)
The bolt from the blue from Crawford, Texas, hit a slumbering Middle East overnight Sunday, June 5. The news agencies took down every careful word dictated by "senior administration officials." The Bush administration, they were told, is showing signs of easing its hard-line approach towards Hamas... It has acceded to ...
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Washington Sees Gaza Withdrawal as Stage One of Rapid Israeli Rollback
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2005, 12:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
In an exclusive report from Washington, debkafile`s sources can reveal that US officials, including national security adviser Stephen Hadley, made a point of seeing Sharon during his visits to New York and Washington in the first part of the week. They informed him that the forces assigned to ...
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Steps before All-out War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 20, 2005, 10:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
Palestinian missile, mortar, rocket and shooting attacks on Israeli targets on both sides of the Gaza Strip border went into their third day Friday, May 20, placing the already leaky partial truce in terminal jeopardy. Instead of dying down, the violence is building up as the August date nears for ...
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New Palestinian Maneuver
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 25, 2005, 12:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
The high terror alert declared over this year's Passover for the fourth year in a row was a grim reminder of the 2002 Seder massacre in Netanya, four months after Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas shook hands with Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon on a truce at Sharm el Sheikh. It ...
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Sharon Now Wants to Delay Gaza Pullout
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 18, 2005, 7:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
Prime minister Ariel Sharon could no longer ignore the fact that nothing is ready for the July 20 evacuation of 9,000 Israeli men, women and children from the Gaza Strip and N. West Bank. That is what decided him to consider a month's delay - rather than sudden sensitivity to ...
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Jordan`s Not-So Far-fetched Scenario for West Bank
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 16, 2005, 11:33 AM (GMT+02:00)
King Abdullah II is deeply preoccupied in restructuring governance in his realm according to a self-designed pattern of democracy. This month, he appointed a new government shorn of policy-making authority in the fields of foreign affairs, defense and home security, prerogatives that will pass to the royal court. Furthermore, he ...
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IDF Ordered to Hold Fire as Palestinians Launch Fight for Philadelphi
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 10, 2005, 11:30 AM (GMT+02:00)
An intelligence report reaching the Israeli military command early Sunday, April 10, disclosed that the five Palestinian teenagers who crawled across the flashpoint Philadelphi route on the Egyptian border Saturday, April 9, were each paid IS1,500 ($348) by Mussa Arafat's Palestinian military intelligence and the Popular Resistance Committees in the ...
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Iraq Insurgents Go for Large-Scale Assault Tactics
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 5, 2005, 8:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
While Israelis by and large would rather not think about the prospect of future Palestinian terror, Palestinian terror chiefs are keenly tracking the tactics employed by Iraq's insurgents and their al Qaeda allies to see what they can learn. They are already deep into a test program for extending the ...
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Exiled Michel Aoun is US-French-backed Candidate for Lebanese President
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 4, 2005, 10:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
US president George W. Bush has set his face in his second term on extinguishing Middle East conflicts rather than starting new fires. The White House seeks formulae for avoiding war while yet somehow preventing radical Islamic groups from seizing power in Beirut and Ramallah through the ballot box. To ...
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Israel Turns Blind Eye to 500 Fugitive Palestinian Terrorists` Private Arsenals
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2005, 3:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
Attended by a flock of legal advisers, senior Shin Bet security service officers have been engaged in talks with a prominent member of the Fatah young guard in Gaza, Abdel Fatah Hamail, on rules regulating weapons licenses for 500 Palestinian terrorist fugitives. These fugitives, including some of Yasser Arafat's most ...
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Palestinian Terrorists Capture Strongholds for Revolt against Abu Mazen
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 16, 2005, 9:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinian revolt staged against Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) by radical terrorist groups is taboo around Ariel Sharon. The Israeli prime minister and his following have invested too heavily in Abu Mazen's survival to allow any doubts to creep in that might deflect them from their chosen course of disengagement, ...
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Sharon's Bid to Prop Up Abu Mazen Fails
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2005, 6:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
Mahmoud Abbas knew his vow was hollow when he promised the March 1 London conference on Palestinian Reforms a 100 percent effort to prevent the recurrence of attacks like the February 25 Tel Aviv suicide bombing that killed five Israelis. He therefore tossed the ball to Israel, saying that without ...
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Terrorists Shatter Phony Calm in Tel Aviv, Shop for Heavy Weapons
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 26, 2005, 3:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
The dark days of Palestinian terror returned to Israel Friday night as a savage reminder that the three-and-a- half months of apparent lull were a pleasant fantasy. Israeli security forces were not surprised. Throughout the phony calm, between 50 and 60 threatened bombings were constants on their screens. And although ...
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