615 articles tagged "Palestinians"
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<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 ...
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<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.
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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.
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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."
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Palestinian Stalemate Threatens to Curtail Missile Ceasefire
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 ...
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New Hamas Tactics Tried in Real Battle Conditions
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 ...
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Israel Opts for Major War Campaign in 11th Hour of Hamas Build-up
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 ...
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Israel Is Not Really Trying to Fight Palestinian Missile Terror from Gaza
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 ...
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The IDF's Successful Beit Hanoun Operation Cannot Turn the Clock Back
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 ...
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Tehran Arms Hamas for a Double-Barreled War Option and Gaza as Second Lebanon
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.
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The Middle East Bazaar's Dernier Cri: A Palestinian Unity Government
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 ...
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Israel's Intelligence Chiefs Warn Lebanon War Is Relocating to Gaza
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 ...
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A Hostage Affair in Gaza is Ended by a Three-Part Ransom
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 ...
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Gideon Shalit's Abduction Was Preventable
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 ...
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A Shadow War is also Fought against Hamas by Israeli Undercover Troops in Gaza and West Bank
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 ...
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No Finger Lifted to Slow the Middle East Countdown to War Escalation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 4, 2006, 12:26 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli and Hamas leaders have been hurling shrill threats right and left since three Palestinian terrorist groups slapped down a deadline to meet their demands over the Israeli hostage, Corp. Gilead Shalit. But the loudest effect is generated by the Bush administration's silence.
In Moscow, Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni talked ...
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Israel's Reluctant Journey from Hostage Crisis to War Confrontation in Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 2, 2006, 12:45 AM (GMT+02:00)
The ball landed squarely in the Israeli court Saturday night, July 1, after Cairo admitted its bid to negotiate an end to the Gideon Shalit hostage crisis had ended in fiasco six days after his capture. The IDF, whose armored forces are standing 3 km inside the southern Gaza Strip ...
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Massed Tanks Seek to Repair Israel's Tattered Deterrence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 27, 2006, 4:28 PM (GMT+02:00)
Steely lines of hundreds of tanks, thousands of armored infantry and commandos menaced the Gaza Strip as of Monday night, June 26, from three jumping-off points: the Nahal Oz base opposite Gaza City, Kissufim opposite Deir al Balah and Khan Younes in the south and Sufa opposite Rafah. Made up ...
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Olmert Ties Israeli Military Hands against an Increasingly Porous Gaza-Israeli Border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2006, 3:12 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli Maj.-Gen (Res.) Yitzhak Ben-Israel, a member of the prime minister's Kadima party, said in a state radio interview on June 22: "This is not the finest hour of Israel's national security leadership." Pressed to elaborate on who in particular he meant, the general mentioned prime minister Ehud Olmert and ...
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Has Israel Lost Its Way in the War on Terror?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 21, 2006, 7:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
After a week's silence, Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert had only this to say Tuesday night, June 20, about the plunging security crisis provoked by the unending Palestinian missile offensive against Israeli civilians: "There is no way in the near future of solving the missile problem," he said, "And we ...
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