600 articles tagged "Palestinians"
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Hamas' hard-line Khaled Meshaal, armed with 5-point compromise plan, promises a reconciliation summit in Mecca<br/><br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 8, 2007, 7:08 AM (GMT+02:00)
1. Hamas will refrain from reacting to Israel's counter-terror forays against its operatives on the West Bank as well as from mounting attacks on Israel from that territory. 2. Hamas will not fight Fatah to the finish in the current round of factional war in the Gaza Strip, although a ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 5, 2007, 10:00 AM (GMT+02:00)
The truce declared Friday night after rival Palestinian leaders Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas' Khaled Meshaal spoke by phone broke down before it began.
At least 29 Palestinians have died, 250 injured in three days of escalating street battles in Gaza. Two more were killed after the Abbas-Meshaal conversation. The two leaders ...
The Middle East Quartet meeting in Washington voices deep concern at escalating Palestinian violence<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 5, 2007, 9:28 AM (GMT+02:00)
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice argued at the Friday meeting that the violence should not delay work towards an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal that would lead to a Palestinian state. This initiative she hopes to bring forward in another Middle East visit later this month.
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Exclusive: Fingerprints of Palestinian Jihad Islami terrorist ace Muhamed al Hindi on Eilat suicide bombing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 3, 2007, 6:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources disclose that the Jihad Islami leader returned to the Gaza Strip on Jan 19 after a six-month absence in Damascus, Beirut and Tehran, during which his Syrian and Iranian masters appointed him chief of the organization in place of Abdallah Ramadan Shelah.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2007, 11:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
The latest truce in the escalating Palestinian warfare broke down almost as soon as it was declared Friday night, Feb. 2. The Fatah delegation to talks with Hamas in Gaza City on a mechanism for enforcing the ceasefire came under attack as its convoy drove away from the meeting. Earlier, ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Reports: First Eilat suicide bombing killing 3 Israelis feared start of deadly wave funded from Tehran and Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2007, 10:18 AM (GMT+02:00)
The bomber, Mohamed Faisal al-Siksik, 21, from Gaza, blew himself up in a bakery in the Red Sea resort of Eilat Monday, Jan. 29, killing the two proprietors and a worker.This was the first such attack the holiday paradise has ever experienced. debkafile's counter-terror sources report that the ...
<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>'s sources: Without co-opting Iran and Damascus, Saudi King Abdullah's mediation of violent Fatah-Hamas feud unlikely to succeed
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 30, 2007, 10:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
Monday, three Palestinians were killed in the S. Gazan town of Khan Younes and reciprocal abductions continued. The death toll in four days of infighting has risen to 33.
Jordan denies the Palestinian suicide bomber who murdered three Israelis in Eilat Monday came from the kingdom<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 30, 2007, 10:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinian Jihad Islami made this claim to cover his tracks through Sinai and the group's links with al Qaeda. Israeli internal security minister Avi Dichter said the bomber's route had been established as running from the Gaza Strip via Sinai to Eilat.
The White House condemns suicide bombing attack which killed 3 Israelis in Eilat Monday and holds the Palestinian Authority responsible for prevention
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 30, 2007, 12:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
The White House spokesman Tony Snow said: "Failure to act against terrorists will affect relations between the Palestinian Authority and the international community and undermine the aspirations of the Palestinian people for a state of their own."
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 2, 2006, 10:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
The artificial efforts to keep the lid on violence while US president George W. Bush was in the region Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 29-30 for talks on Iraq, were abandoned as soon as he boarded Air Force One for Washington. This was predicted by Jordan's King Abdullah when he warned ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 27, 2006, 11:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's five-day anti-missile campaign was curtailed Sunday, Nov. 26 by a ceasefire announced by the Palestinians. But it was long enough to provide Israeli forces with the foretaste of a Palestinian fighting force far different from the bands of terrorists the IDF has faced for the past six years in ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 22, 2006, 5:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources disclose that Israel's security cabinet decided Wednesday, Nov. 22, that there is no option but to launch a major offensive against Hamas and its terrorist allies in the Gaza Strip - both to pre-empt their war build-up and reduce Qassam missile attacks, which climbed to ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 16, 2006, 1:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military experts dispute the common Israeli government assertion that there is no way to stop the Qassam offensive against Sderot. They offer two solutions which do not entail reoccupying the entire Gaza Strip or Beit Hanoun, or using artillery to bombard civilian locations.
One is the deployment of ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 7, 2006, 4:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
"Operation Autumn Clouds" wound down early Tuesday, 7 Nov. after Israeli forces occupied the northern Gazan town of Beit Hanoun for six days, for the loss of an Israeli soldier, 1st Sgt Kiril Golanshin, 21, from Shekef. Most of the 58 Palestinians killed were armed Hamas adherents.
In Beit Hanoun, the ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 13, 2006, 10:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
The military pacts Palestinian Hamas interior minister Said Siyam signed with his Iranian counterpart Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi in Tehran on Oct. 12 are designed to transform Hamas' military wing, the Ezz e-Din al Qassam, into a crack operational arm of the Iran's Revolutionary Guards, and Gaza into a second Lebanon.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 12, 2006, 8:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
Mahmoud Abbas, who carries the formal title of President of the Palestinian Authority, is pushing hard for a government coalition between his own Fatah and the ruling Hamas. The incentive for Hamas' prime minister Ismail Haniyeh is the prospect of an escape from the international boycott and aid embargo dogging ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 30, 2006, 1:22 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's intelligence chiefs have formed a new lobby to put their warnings in the public domain when they see the Olmert government failing to properly address grave security threats to the country.
The first to speak out was the Shin Bet director, Yuval Diskin.
He represented the heads of AMAN-military intelligence ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 27, 2006, 3:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
On the face of it, conversion to Islam would appear to provide a painless escape device for any hostage who happens to fall into fundamentalist terrorist hands. After all, once free, the hostage can always revert to his real faith or non-faith. It is hard to blame the two Fox ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 11, 2006, 10:50 PM (GMT+02:00)
Maj.-Gen (Ret) Giora Eiland traced the breakdown which allowed a Hamas-led squad overrun an Israeli army post on the Israeli side of the southern Gaza border, kill two soldiers and snatch Corporal Gideon Shalit on June 25, to an "operational" breakdown. Most damningly, Eilat affirmed that the corporal's abduction could ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 8, 2006, 2:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
Operation Oaks of Bashan has done nothing to help bring Corporal Gilead Shalit home, 12 days after a Hamas-led assault team attacked an Israeli army post, killed two of his comrades and kidnapped him. The Israeli incursion has also not made enough headway in purging Palestinian gunmen or locating the ...