615 articles tagged "Palestinians"
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Arafat Molds Tanzim, al Aqsa Brigades into Private Army of Suicides
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 6, 2002, 10:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
Egypt, with quiet American encouragement, is engaged in a complicated diplomatic maneuver to persuade the Hamas to halt its suicide-murder attacks on Israelis by setting up meetings in Cairo between PLO representatives and the Damascus-based leaders of the Hamas: Khaled Mash'al and Abu Marzuk. This initiative comes from officials in ...
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Arafat-Saddam-Bin Laden Links Surface
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 24, 2002, 4:37 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's readers were not taken aback by the Israeli Shin Beit's (Security Service) disclosure on September 23 that it had custody of a three-man Palestinian cell from Ramallah who trained in Iraq with Iraqi instructors in the execution of strikes against Israeli targets - in the company of ...
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Arafat Lands on Feet, Plots More Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 11, 2002, 2:48 PM (GMT+02:00)
The members of the Palestinian Legislative Assembly ought to have remembered when they set about forcing a showdown with Yasser Arafat that he relishes the challenge of turning setbacks into victories. Just before the hitherto tame lawmakers forced a vote of no confidence in his 21-man cabinet Wednesday, September 11, ...
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Jordanian Bader Unit Arrives in Bethlehem
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2002, 3:20 PM (GMT+02:00)
In a pivotal through unannounced development last week, 300 troops of the Jordanian Army's Palestinian Al Bader Brigade crossed the Allenby Bridge into the West Bank as the harbingers of the US program for displacing the Palestinian Authority's terror-tainted security force operated by Yasser Arafat. According to debkafile's ...
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Terror Ravages Jerusalem Students Cafeteria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 31, 2002, 11:30 AM (GMT+02:00)
The difficulty of identifying the seven victims killed and more than 76 injured was complicated by the severe nature of their wounds and the fact that many were foreign nationals who were rushed to hospital unconscious. Some of the critically wounded underwent emergency surgery before regaining consciousness.
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Arafat Acts to Unravel Reforms
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 30, 2002, 5:30 PM (GMT+02:00)
On July 29, Yasser Arafat posed with Rev. Jesse Jackson in Ramallah before cameras and roundly condemned "suicide terrorism".
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No Terror Truce Discussed by Palestinian Groups
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 24, 2002, 11:32 AM (GMT+02:00)
Various politicians lost no time in capitalizing on the genuine shock, condemnation and remorse in Israel and overseas over the death of children and civilians in Monday's Israeli F16 warplane bombing of a residential district of Gaza City. More than one previous attempt to hit the Hamas's top gun, Salah ...
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Ailing Arafat Overhauls His High Terror Command
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 25, 2002, 11:41 AM (GMT+02:00)
Ten days before President George W. Bush told the Palestinians to remove their leaders if they wanted a state (on June 24), an intelligence report landing on his desk informed him that Arafat had jumped the gun on the presidential statement. Instead of instituting democratic reforms, the Palestinian leader had ...
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Mechanics of Failure
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2002, 11:43 AM (GMT+02:00)
The slaughter of innocents inflicted on Israel this week by Palestinian murderers is unparalleled since the days of Nazi Germany. No longer are Israelis murdered singly; whole families are being wiped out while asleep, riding buses, celebrating.
The terror stalking every corner of the country lends the term holocaust a ...
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Arafat Lends New Government Pro-Iraqi Tilt
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 9, 2002, 11:44 AM (GMT+02:00)
Yasser Arafat unveiled his new government with loud fanfare Sunday, June 9, in advance of Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon's talks with US president George W. Bush in the White House Monday. No one expected much more than cosmetic reforms as a sop to international pressure.
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PFLP Leader Is Safer in Prison than Free
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 4, 2002, 3:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
CIA director George Tenet knew - even before he talked to Yasser Arafat Tuesday, June 4, on ways of de-terrorizing and reforming the Palestinian tangled security apparatus - that he would be going back to Washington empty-handed.
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Arafat Exploits Reform Plan for Fresh Terror Assault
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 27, 2002, 3:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
An impressive array of diplomats has taken over the overhaul of the Palestinian Authority under Yasser Arafat's baton, claiming structural reforms are a cure-all for Palestinian terror. The most ardent advocates of this panacea are US secretary of state Colin Powell, European Union foreign affairs executive Javier Solana, Israeli foreign ...
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Fuel Depot Bombing Could Have Been Major Calamity
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 23, 2002, 3:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
Wednesday night, May 22, Rishon Lezion, a small town south of TeI Aviv was struck by a Palestinian suicide bomber for the second time in ten days. The killer targeted strollers taking the air in the town's high street mall and knots of chess-players sitting quietly in a corner opposite ...
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Arafat's "Reforms" as Illusory as His "Peace"
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2002, 3:48 PM (GMT+02:00)
However insistent Palestinian calls on their leaders to overhaul their ruling system may be, no single group dares suggest that Yasser Arafat be "reformed" out of his job as Palestinian Number One. He is therefore secure in the knowledge that the only reforms in his governing regime will be orchestrated ...
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Palestinian Terrorists Allowed to Walk
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 10, 2002, 3:53 PM (GMT+02:00)
Friday, May 10, was a dark day for the thousands of Israeli bereaved by Palestinian terror. The details of the deal to release 123 Palestinians granted sanctuary for 38 days in one of the holiest shrines of Christendom, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, slipped out when it was ...
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Who's Dragging out Bethlehem Talks?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 6, 2002, 3:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
A large number of badly wanted Palestinian gunmen were among the 200 people who dived into the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem 35 days ago, just ahead of the incursion of Israeli troops and tanks, in the early days of Israel's largest anti-terror operation against Palestinian West Bank towns. ...
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Arafat Plans to Torpedo US-Led Diplomacy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2002, 3:57 PM (GMT+02:00)
Now that Israel has released Yasser Arafat from confinement, American, European and Saudi sources are all talking fast in the hope of moving the Palestinian-Israeli conflict onto the diplomatic track. All that remains, they imply, is for Arafat to democratize his regime and transfer authority to non-violent hands - names ...
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Sharon Takes Barghouti File to Washington
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 3, 2002, 3:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
For the first time, prime minister Ariel Sharon sets off for Washington Saturday night, May 4, completely in the dark about what awaits him in the Oval Office. In all his previous five visits since taking office, the agenda was clearly laid out. This trip, according to debkafile's ...
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Who Held up Arafat's Release - If not Arafat?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 1, 2002, 3:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
The package incorporating Yasser Arafat's freedom from a month under siege in Ramallah, the transfer of six Palestinian assassins and terror chiefs to jail in Anglo-American custody and the lifting of the Israeli blockade of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, has been teetering on the brink of consummation since early ...
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Bush Opens Door to Britain's Return to ME, Arafat's Restoration
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 30, 2002, 4:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
The UK did not need a second invitation from George W. Bush to come roaring back to the Middle East to Yasser Arafat's rescue - with Javier Solana's European Union outfit riding in on its back.
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