616 articles tagged "Palestinians"
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Israeli Court Knocks over Main Prop of Sharon's Disengagement Plan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 30, 2004, 9:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
Three Israeli high court judges led by chief justice Aharon Barak handed down a landmark ruling Wednesday, June 30, which said explicitly that the welfare of ten West Bank Palestinian villages is more important than the security of Israeli citizens. The court accepted a Palestinian petition claiming the defense barrier ...
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Arafat Turns to Damascus to Get Egypt out of His Hair
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2004, 10:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
Pushing hard against his failing health, isolation and weakened position in the Palestinian and Arab world, Yasser Arafat has gone into hyperactive mode to dodge international heat for reforms in the Palestinian security forces, fend off Egyptian dictates and, most importantly, to trip up Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon's disengagement ...
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Rafah Encircled by Israeli Forces, Palestinian Combatants Flee
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 24, 2004, 10:12 AM (GMT+02:00)
Most of the Palestinian armed terrorists based in Gaza Strip's Rafah fled north to Khan Younes during the May 22-23 weekend pause in the large-scale Israeli operation launched seven days ago. Some even dropped their weapons in their haste to get out. The IDF buildup of infantry and armor in ...
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Palestinians Plot "North Korean Tunnels" to Erase Israel-Egyptian Peace Frontier
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 23, 2004, 3:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's Rafah Operation, now in its sixth day, differs substantially from the 2002 Jenin battle in its strategic and existential scope. This time it is not just about the Palestinians and Israel, or even short-term security. The IDF is fighting in Rafah against the Palestinian appetite for expansion, the drive ...
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Mofaz: No Time Limit on Rafah Operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2004, 12:02 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's large-scale Israel military operation in Rafah, which was launched Tuesday, May 18, in the terrorist hotbed of Tel Sultan, did not start out on the Philadelphi Route marking the Egyptian-Gazan-Israeli international border. It began attacking the lawless core of the entire Rafah frontier region where illegal trafficking has run ...
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Israel Readies Military Solution for Rafah Terror and Tunnels
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2004, 3:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
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The gap between Israeli politics and security was never so strikingly articulated as Saturday night, May 15, after Israel lost 13 servicemen in action between Tuesday and Friday. While an estimated 100,000-150,000 (depending on who is asked) rallied in Tel Aviv in favor of quitting ...
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Sharon and Mofaz Face Extreme Options in Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 13, 2004, 1:36 AM (GMT+02:00)
Eleven Israeli servicemen died in action in two fatal incidents in the Gaza Strip in 36 hours: six were killed by a roadside bomb on mission to destroy Palestinian weapons workshops in Gaza's teeming Zeitoun neighborhood, five troops, a highly trained team, were killed while searching for Palestinian arms-smuggling tunnels ...
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Palestinians Parade Israeli Soldiers' Remains
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2004, 11:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
Six Israeli members of the Givati infantry brigade's engineers platoon were killed Tuesday, May 11 when their armored personnel carrier was blown up by a roadside bomb at the end of an operation to demolish rockets and arms manufacturing facilities in Gaza City's Zeitoun district. The bomb detonated the 130 ...
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Terrorists Lose Rantisi, But Learn to Beat Border Detectors
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 18, 2004, 3:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
It is no coincidence that the March 17 attack on Israel's Mediterranean port at Ashdod liked the foiled Amman mega-strike was orchestrated from Damascus. debkafile's terror experts have become convinced that the mega-strike hanging over Israel's head may indeed emanate from the Syrian capital rather than the Gaza ...
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Hamas Plots Knockout Blow with 800 Suicide Bombers
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 27, 2004, 11:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
No sooner had the tens of thousands of mourners dispersed after the ceremonies and demonstrations of strength marking the death of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin last Tuesday, March 22, in an Israeli missile attack, when a thousand Hamas top and middle-ranking activists dived underground. This is reported by debkafile's ...
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Rantisi's Putsch
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2004, 11:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
Just 30 hours after the Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin was killed by an Israeli missile in Gaza City, the radical Abdel Aziz Rantisi, 57-year old pediatrician, declared himself successor. Several members of the Hamas leadership were quick to put in that the appointment was provisional and necessary to close ...
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Hamas' Missteps Set Scene for Yassin Assassination
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2004, 4:18 PM (GMT+02:00)
The same mistakes that set the scene for the assassination of Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin are now tying the hands of his organization for carrying out its sworn revenge mega-strike against his Israeli killers. The funeral procession that accompanied his coffin to burial on Monday March 22 was not ...
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Yassin's Killing Opens New Chapter in Israeli-Palestinian War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 22, 2004, 8:41 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has fired the Israel-Palestinian war up to a new plane. The targeted assassination of Hamas founder, leader and moving spirit, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, Monday, March 22, was the prime minister's thunderous reply to the critics who argue that his disengagement strategy would hand the Gaza ...
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Palestinians and al Qaeda Bond through Ship Container
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2004, 10:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
Even after more than three and-a-half years of escalating violence, the Ashdod Port double suicide attack Sunday, March 14, in which 10 port workers lost their lives, set up a landmark in the annals of Palestinian terror. For it could only have been carried out in one of three ways. ...
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Ashdod Spared Mega-Terror Attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 15, 2004, 11:50 AM (GMT+02:00)
This Palestinian terror attack was different, marking more than one deadly departure. For the first time in the 42 months of their terrorist offensive against Israel, Palestinian bombers overcame the fence enclosing Gaza Strip and emerged for an assault that was meant to be more than a bloodbath; they were ...
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Al-Zaban's Murder Snapped Arafat's Longstanding Ties with Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 10, 2004, 1:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
Tuesday, March 2, as Khalil al-Zaban, 59, sat down behind the wheel of his car in downtown Gaza City, five men in ski masks approached. One opened a conversation and still talking pulled out a gun and shot al-Zaban in the head. The other four pulled out weapons and continued ...
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Failed Erez Assault Tied to Karbala-Baghdad Massacre
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 7, 2004, 11:59 AM (GMT+02:00)
A major Palestinian attack averted in the nick of time in Tel Aviv, Tuesday, March 2, was designed as a link in the bloody terror chain connecting Karbala, Baghdad, Basra, Quetta and Israel's largest city. Not by chance, they all occurred on the same day, marking the onset of a ...
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Israeli Bank Raid Hits Terrorists Pocket
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 27, 2004, 9:32 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's first dip into Palestinian terrorist bank accounts Wednesday, February 25, raised a storm in international banking circles greater than if Israeli troops had pushed into Bethlehem to avenge two recent Jerusalem bus blasts in which 18 Israelis and a foreign worker died. Washington slapped the Sharon government's wrist, claiming ...
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Arafat's Brigades Strike Again in Jerusalem
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 22, 2004, 1:57 PM (GMT+02:00)
Sunday's suicide bombing by Arafat's al Aqsa Brigades of Jerusalem bus No. 14, in which at least 7 Israelis died and 62 were hurt, was not unexpected. It occurred just three weeks after a similar blast aboard a No. 19 bus outside the prime minister's residence in the capital killed ...
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Arafat: They`re after Me and My Money
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 18, 2004, 5:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
Palestinian prime minister Ahmed Qureia (Abu Ala) has been engaged in a last ditch attempt to rescue the European aid program to the Palestinians from total cutoff. Palestinian Authority`s coffers, which depend on foreign handouts for 60 percent of their revenues, are depleted. American aid is already lost, since Washington ...
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