615 articles tagged "Palestinians"
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What Sharon Omitted to Tell Ministers before They Approved Evacuations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 20, 2005, 11:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli prime minister finally managed to elicit two momentous decisions from his cabinet on Sunday, February 20. The hard one was the evacuation of 26 Israeli communities from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank, one of the most polarizing in Israel's history. The second decision confirmed by Israeli ministers ...
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Palestinian Terrorists Trample Sharm Ceasefire
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 10, 2005, 4:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
Not 48 hours after Israeli and Palestinian leaders solemnly united in Sharm el Sheikh on a reciprocal ceasefire, a powerful coalition of Palestinian terrorist groups made a mockery of the occasion by two swift strikes. Their contempt was directed not only at their own elected leader Abu Mazen and Israeli ...
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Will US General William Ward Succeed Better than the Coordinators and Mediators Before Him?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 7, 2005, 10:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Middle East should have had its fill by now of summits, ceasefires, peace talks, diplomatic processes, security coordinators, mediators, demands for confidence-building gestures, concessions, - all burned to a cinder by relentless hostilities. Yet, unlike the skeptical Palestinians, many Israelis are strangely upbeat as yet another round of the ...
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Shin Beit Chief Warns Israel's Negotiating Posture Is Fraught with Danger
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 6, 2005, 12:19 AM (GMT+02:00)
The usefulness of the hastily-called summit next Tuesday at the Egyptian Sinai resort of Sharm al Sheikh is being progressively eroded. By the time it comes round, the event may end up as little more than a photo op for its participants. The Egyptian venue was to have been the ...
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Rice's "Viable Palestinian State" Would Shrink Israel out of Jordan Valley and Most of West Bank
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2005, 5:23 PM (GMT+02:00)
New US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice's upcoming visit to the Middle East next week has galvanized the region's leaders into a frenzied round of travel and summit consultations. The centerpiece summit will bring together Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (Abu ...
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Israel to Offer 300 Top-Flight Terrorists Immunity
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 29, 2005, 12:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
An offer of immunity for 300 wanted Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip and West Bank will be put by Israeli defense minister Shaul Mofaz before Mahmud Abbas's informal representative Mohammed Dahlan Saturday night, January 29 - according to debkafile's exclusive counter-terror sources. The beneficiaries, members of Hamas, ...
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Sharon Gambles on Abbas by Capitulating to Hamas' Terms
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2005, 2:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
Under the bewitching spell of a week-long temporary and partial lull in Palestinian terrorist attacks from the Gaza Strip, the Sharon-Peres government is capitulating to radical conditions for its continuation laid down by the extremist Hamas. Indeed, Israel is in effect negotiating with the Islamist terrorist group dedicated to the ...
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No Abbas Pledge to Fight Terror - Despite Palestinian Karni Attack and Israeli Diplomatic Cutoff
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 15, 2005, 3:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
This time, Israel turned aside from its standard knee-jerk response of massive military punishment and targeted assassinations to Palestinian terrorist outrages - at least for the moment. Instead, prime minister Ariel Sharon resorted to diplomatic retaliation: he ordered preparations for a meeting with new Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas broken off, ...
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New Palestinian Terrorist Coalition Pinions Abbas
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2005, 3:30 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Qassam missiles and mortar shells raining down on Israeli civilian and military targets on both sides of the Gaza border in the last two weeks are beginning to look like the opening shots of a major Palestinian offensive across a broad front. It is clearly timed to peak as ...
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Israeli Intelligence Chief: Disengagement Holds Perils
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 4, 2005, 4:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
The two Lahava Hill outpost's mobile homes adjoining Yitzhar near the West Bank Palestinian town of Nablus were not chosen for evacuation Monday, January 3, on the spur of the moment. debkafile's political sources report that the time and place were selected and prepared days in advance by ...
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Palestinians Return to the Knife
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 29, 2004, 11:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
The passivity of Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), frontrunner to succeed Yasser Arafat in January 9 election, in the face of Palestinian violence is noted by Israeli defense chiefs. Last week, Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon complained during his welcoming speech for British premier Tony Blair: the Palestinian Authority employs 30,000 ...
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What if the Entire Israeli Community Staged a Mass Exodus from Gaza Now?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 25, 2004, 2:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile postulates a fictional scenario and likely consequences. Just imagine if the 7,500 Israeli dwellers of the Gaza Strip decided tomorrow to pack their portable possessions, abandon their homes, schools, synagogues, cemeteries, playgrounds, farms and the lives they built and moved out in unison - without waiting for ...
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Sudden Discord between Bush and Sharon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 17, 2004, 11:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's prime minister Ariel Sharon was warned many a time to beware of placing all his major policy eggs in the George W. Bush basket. But from the time he first took office more than three years ago, he never wavered from his bond with the US president. Their friendship ...
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Top Gaza General Leads Combined Palestinian Force in Rafah Crossing Assault
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 13, 2004, 1:13 AM (GMT+02:00)
A ton and a half of high explosives smashed into the Israeli military compound at the Rafah border crossing into Egypt, injuring 11 Israeli soldiers, four critically. The mighty explosion erupted from a secret 800-meter long tunnel, the longest the Palestinians have dug so far. But debkafile's military ...
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Karni Tunnel as Hamas Hidden Arm into Israel's Western Negev
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 11, 2004, 1:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
Unlike the rough and ready burrows that "import" most Palestinian terrorist manpower, weapons and explosives supplies from Sinai - or the hidden buried bomb craters sunk under Israeli positions - the still unfinished Karni Tunnel was built to last. Clearly designed by competent engineers, plastered reinforced concrete walls run its ...
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The Horsetrading Begins amid the Sharon-Abbas Charm Offensive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 28, 2004, 9:17 PM (GMT+02:00)
Thursday night, November 25, Stephen Hadley, designated national security adviser in the White House, telephoned Mahmoud Abbas - Abu Mazen - the ruling Fatah's sole nominee to succeed Yasser Arafat, and asked him when was the best time for a visit to Ramallah - before or after the January 9 ...
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Everybody Loves Abbas - Except Palestinians
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 22, 2004, 12:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
With nine days to deadline for candidates, at least seven or eight contestants are expected to put their names down to run against Mohammed Abbas, best known as Abu Mazen, in the January 9 Palestinian presidential election. Even in his own Fatah, his nomination is not assured. Yet lavish expressions ...
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Pro-Arafat Gunmen to Abbas: Next Time We'll Shoot to Kill
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 15, 2004, 1:50 AM (GMT+02:00)
Some 40 gunmen opened automatic fire in the Arafat mourning tent in Gaza City Sunday night, November 14, shaking up the assembled gathering only two days after Yasser Arafat was buried in Ramallah. Bursting into the tent shortly after the arrival of Mahmoud Abbas, the man Fatah had just nominated ...
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Bush, Sharon, Abu Mazen Start Marching in Step
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 14, 2004, 9:06 PM (GMT+02:00)
The penultimate stage of the US-Iraqi Fallujah offensive and the final laying to rest of Yasser Arafat - though not necessarily of Palestinian terrorism - occurred on the same day, Friday, November 12. The two events prefaced democratic elections in Iraq - and now also for the Palestinians - both ...
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Arafat's Demise - an (Almost) Never-Ending Story
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2004, 8:48 PM (GMT+02:00)
Wednesday night, November 10, Yasser Arafat's grotesquely protracted demise had just about reached breaking point when two things happened. The Fatah-Tanzim stirred up anti-Israeli riots in Jerusalem and West Bank under the slogan: "Arafat's heritage is the gun" and "the Jews Poisoned Mohammed, they killed Arafat." Then followed an announcement ...
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