234 articles tagged "Terrorism"
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Unusual Military Movements in Arab Countries - Despite Israeli Assurances
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 29, 2002
Israel's extended military offensive against Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's Ramallah stronghold, launched Friday morning, March 29, quickly took on a wider regional context. By afternoon, debkafile's military sources began to pick up signs of unusual military movements in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
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Arafat Retaliates for Beirut Slight by Murdering Israelis
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 28, 2002
The Palestinians' latest murderous outrage against Israelis sitting down for the Passover Seder at the Park Hotel in Netanya was a typical gesture by Yasser Arafat. Confined in Ramallah for three months and slighted by the Arab heads of state - who refused to broadcast his speech live to the opening session of the Arab League summit in Beirut Wednesday, March 27 - he decided if he could not be there in person, his deeds as a super terrorist would steal the show.
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Arafat Kept Safe by Sharon's Pledge - Even after Passover Massacre
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 28, 2002
Many thousands of police and troops spent the first day of the Passover festival patrolling the streets and synagogues of Jerusalem on a high alert that never ends. After the outrage in Netanya's Park Hotel cut short the Passover Seder Wednesday, March 27, the men in uniform can only pray for eyes in the back of their heads. In the last two days, Jerusalem has been saved a succession of major terror strikes by security vigilance, including an all-out attack on the main city mall at Malha, to which most shoppers have been driven by the massacres in downtown Jerusalem.
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Mubarak Dare not Risk Attending Arab Summit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2002
Egyptian president Hosni Mubarakescaped two known assassination attempts by Osama bin Laden and Egyptian Islamic extremists in 1993 and 1995. Since then, he takes no chances. Three weeks ago, according to debkafile 's intelligence sources, he was quietly warned that al Qaeda, the Lebanese Hizballah and Palestinian militias based in the Ein Hilweh refugee camp of south Lebanon - who defer to Yasser Arafat - are plotting terrorist operations against the Arab League Summit opening in Beirut next Wednesday, March 27.
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Sharon Will Let Arafat Go to Beirut
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 22, 2002
The wild Middle East reality has produced one of its most bizarre twists: According to debkafile's American and Palestinian sources, the initiative to let Yasser Afafat travel to Beirut for the Arab League summit opening next week comes from ...Ariel Sharon and a group of Israeli government ministers.
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America's Second Strike Doctrine Revisited
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 22, 2002
One of Washington's key objectives in the run-up to its multiple anti-Saddam anti-terror campaign in the Middle East is to uncover the nuclear devices almost certainly acquired by Iraq and/or Osama bin Laden. Next, the US will test the probability of this capability being turned by either or both against the United States,Israel or America's two foremost allies in the Afghanistan War - Britain and Germany.
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The Ordinary Israeli at End of His Tether
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 21, 2002
The Palestinian suicide bombing that shattered lives and storefronts in downtown Jerusalem on Thursday also made a shambles of any coherent Israeli and US policy toward Yasser Arafat. The aftershock of the attack would be even greater where it not for an Israeli court's gag order, issued at the urging of the prime minister's office, banning full debkafilereporting on the atrocity.
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Cheney Separates Palestinian State Vision from Arafat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2002
Monday, March 18, just before US Vice President Richard Cheney landed in Israel to wind up his 12-nation tour of the region, US Middle East envoy Anthony Zinni extracted from the US- Israeli-Palestinian security commission a limited accord.
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Palestinian Terror Blows up in US Envoy's Face - Again
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2002
Israelis, faced with daily terrorist attacks on civilian targets, have been smothered in a blanket of diplo-babble since the US Middle East envoy Anthony Zinni landed last Thursday, March 15. But while Israelis were left to grope their way through an opaque thicket of verbiage, the Palestinians simply carried on as usual.
On day three of the Zinni mission, one Israeli civilian was killed and 32 injured in two terrorist attacks in the first part of Sunday, March 17 - both in the heart of Israeli cities.
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Will Zinni's Mission Succeed?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 15, 2002
First, it depends on the nature of US envoy Anthony Zinni's brief. If it is, as officially and publicly defined, to convince Palestinians and Israelis to suspend the grim cycle of violence and bloodshed and accept a truce - then the answer is: Not likely.
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Powell's Peace Mission Runs into Chicken-Egg-Chicken Stalemate
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 14, 2002
In attempting to unscramble the Palestinian-Israel-Hizballah confrontation, US secretary of state Colin Powell faces the toughest assignment of his career. Its complexities persuaded him to ask the President for more time in the Middle East, well beyond the 48 hours first allowed him.
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Zinni Mission No Bar to Continuing Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 9, 2002
Ever since the capture of the Karine-A Palestinian arms smuggling boat on the Red Sea two months ago exposed Yasser Arafat's working relations with Iran, the Hizballah and Iraq, both America and Israel had an interest in keeping Arafat cornered in Ramallah for three main reasons.
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First Israeli Victory Against Palestinians Will Impact on Global War Vs Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 9, 2002
The Tulkarm refugee camp was the third such location to be tackled by Israeli forces' new counter-offensive - after the Nablus camp of Balata and the Jenin camp - all on the West Bank.
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Arafat Races... Bush
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 5, 2002
Tuesday, between 02:15 and 09:00 hours Israel time, Palestinian terrorists slew 5 Israelis and injured 63 in attacks in Tel Aviv, Afula and the Tunnel Road leading out of Jerusalem. Each time the level of bloodshed hits a new and intolerable high - as it did last Saturday and Sunday - it gets worse. By upping the pace of terror attacks and killing more Israelis, Arafat is throwing a gauntlet at the feet of US president George W. Bush - namely, he will prove he can topple Ariel Sharon before the Americans even get started on overturning Saddam Hussein.
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The Myth of the Lone Sniper
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 4, 2002
The lone Palestinian sniper who, with 25 bullets from his old-fashioned carbine rifle, was able to kill 7 well-armed Israeli soldiers and 3 civilians - and wound another 4 - is the stuff of legend.
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Death Toll from 1 Night, 1 Morning of Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2002
Victims of Saturday night's suicide bombing in the ultra-orthodox district of Mahane Israel, Jerusalem, most members of a Bar Mitzva party.
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Israel Begins Sealing off Refugee Camps - Like Jordan, Lebanon and Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2002
Friday night, March 1, on the third day of their first large-scale counter-terror operations in the refugee camps of Nablus and Jenin, Israeli armed forces, led by troops of the Golani infantry brigade, pulled back from the West Bank refugee camp of Jenin to its outskirts.
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IDF Aims to Break Back of Fatah al Aqsa Brigades, Open Routes in Case of Clashes with Iraq or Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 1, 2002
Israel set out on Thursday, February 28, to break the back of the Fatah-Tanzim's al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, by thrusting for the first time in force into the large Nablus and Jenin refugee camps, the main forward bases for the suicide assailants who plague Israeli towns, villages, roads and military targets.
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Sinai Terrorists Primed to Hit Israeli or US Military Targets
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 27, 2002
A glimmer of hope hung over the resumed trilateral security mission meeting at the US Ambassador's home in Herzliya Tuesday night, February 26. Present were Israeli Shin Beit director Avi Dichter, IDF General Command Planning Chief, Maj.-Gen Giora Eiland, Palestinian Gaza Strip Preventive Security Head Mohamed Dahlan, Palestinian General Intelligence Chief Muhamed Hindi and American representatives.
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Palestinians "Lose" $50m Payroll
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 26, 2002
Just over three weeks ago, Palestinian Authority paymasters, about to hand out January wage packets to civilian and security personnel, were taken aback to find that the $50 million earmarked for the purpose had gone missing. At a loss, they asked their bosses what to do and were told there was nothing for it but to take the problem to Yasser Arafat. However, in the top man's presence, no- one said a word. Every one of those staffers knew exactly who had taken the money and what it was spent on: Arafat's latest Fatah-Tanzim terror cycle, already referred to by insiders as The Palestinian Tet Offensive.
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