615 articles tagged "Palestinians"
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Will Olmert Give up Sderot too?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 12, 2006, 10:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
As it turned out, the first leg of the Israeli prime minister's tour was mostly a waste of time; British prime minister Tony Blair declined to hear of his realignment plan for the West Bank, even though Olmert pledged 90% of the West Bank for a Palestinian state and a ...
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A Hamas Ideologue Bares His Movement's Secret Designs and Dilemmas
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2006, 9:32 AM (GMT+02:00)
Prof. Abdel al Sather Qassam, university lecturer at Nablus a-Najah University, is a little-known figure to the outside world. However Israeli intelligence rates him as Hamas' senior strategic ideologue and a highly influential voice in the Palestinian terror movement at large.
Last week, he gave a group of leaders of the ...
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Hamas Hires Gang Chief to Muscle in on Palestinian Security Forces and Strip Abu Mazen of Real Power
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 23, 2006, 1:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
Reconciliation gestures notwithstanding, Hamas is methodically peeling off the layers of authority from Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen).
The increasing violence and virulence between the two camps are deceptive; on his home ground, Abu Mazen has been reduced to a nonentity. The standoff between him and Hamas is ...
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Olmert Opts for Soft Response to Palestinian Suicide Attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 18, 2006, 7:57 PM (GMT+02:00)
For Israelis, Tuesday, the eve of the last day of Passover, was a day of funerals, mourning for 9 Israelis, foreign workers and tourists who lost their lives when a Palestinian suicide bomber blew up a busy shopping corner in Tel Aviv on Monday, April 17.
It was the most murderous ...
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Hamas Is Not Without Alternative Resources
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 10, 2006, 11:55 AM (GMT+02:00)
The United States and 25-member European Union, the main foreign donors to the Palestinian Authority, have suspended direct payments totaling $500-600 million a year to the Hamas government, as well as to Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas. Washington has cut $400, while redirecting $105 to "augment ongoing humanitarian and democracy-building ...
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Abu Mazen Aligns with Hamas - For Now
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 20, 2006, 4:33 PM (GMT+02:00)
Going against his own Fatah, Abbas has hit on a way of sliding past the obstacle of Hamas's non-recognition of the PLO's pre-eminence - and therefore its signature on agreements with Israel, including the 1993 Oslo Accords: he will put ask the PLO executive to endorse the new cabinet before ...
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Al Qaeda Leader Catches Jerusalem, Hamas and Fatah - All at Crossroads
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 6, 2006, 11:25 AM (GMT+02:00)
Former Shin Beit director Avi Dichter rattled the party's dovecote when he stated Sunday, March 5, that the Middle East road map is dead for lack of negotiating partner on the Palestinian side.
He was commenting on the terrorist group, Hamas' refusal to recognize Israel, disarm and honor previous agreements, as ...
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The Bush Plan Vs the Algerian Formula to Contest Hamas
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 19, 2006, 12:03 PM (GMT+02:00)
Through all the inexorable stages of Hamas' rise to power in the Palestinian Authority, Israel's caretaker prime minister Ehud Olmert was struck with inertia. Now, at this late stage, Olmert's plan of action is as irrelevant as his rhetoric with regard to the real steps he and foreign minister Tzipi ...
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Pinning Dubious Hopes for a Hamas Ouster on Sanctions and Abu Mazen
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 14, 2006, 5:06 PM (GMT+02:00)
The United States and Israel are working on ways to destabilize the Hamas-led Palestinian government, the New York Times reported Tuesday, Feb. 14. The plan is said to center largely on money and on Mahmoud Abbas playing his part.
Monday, Feb 13, Abu Mazen took the first step to bring ...
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Good Hamas, Bad Hamas...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 6, 2006, 7:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
Hamas leaders are laying down a smoke screen of contradictory statements to lower resistance in the West and Israel to their forthcoming formation of a new Palestinian government. Their spokesmen issue reasonable-sounding statements like Mussa Abu Marzuk, who Monday, Feb. 6, promised to honor previously signed agreements, but then reversed ...
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Olmert in Show of Strength against Amona
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 1, 2006, 4:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
Instead of letting litigation take its course and seeking common ground, the Olmert government deployed the toughest police anti-terror units in anti-riot mode to make an example of the unauthorized West Bank outpost of Amona on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
The brutality of the confrontation for demolishing nine houses was seen by ...
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Europe on Slippery Slope to Recognizing Hamas-ruled Palestinian Government
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 30, 2006, 9:06 PM (GMT+02:00)
After a series of muddled statements and zigzags, wishful thinking prevailed in London and Brussels after all. The European Union, led by the Middle East Quartet, agreed to release financial aid to a Palestinian government taken over by a terrorist organization.
"We give them three months to assess the situation. We ...
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A Fatal Misconception Rather than Intelligence Failure
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 29, 2006, 10:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
A relatively junior intelligence officer has been mandated to establish why Israeli intelligence missed predicting the Islamist terrorist Hamas takeover of Palestinian government by the ballot. Does the remit given him by chief of staff Lt-Gen Dan Halutz and military intelligence director Maj-Gen Amos Yadlin give him enough scope to ...
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Hamas Issue Ties Olmert Government in Knots
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 23, 2006, 1:25 PM (GMT+02:00)
Acting Israeli PM Olmert ducked the first major challenge of his tenure as stand-in for Ariel Sharon.
His foreign minister Tzipi Livni, who doubles as justice minister, opted out all the way. In a TV interview Sunday, Jan 22, she dumped the Hamas problem together with the other poser, the ...
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Bush and Sharon Agreed to Let Hamas Win
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 15, 2006, 11:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
There is an innate contradiction between Hamas running for election in the Palestinian legislative council everywhere but Jerusalem, and Israeli permission for Palestinians to cast their ballots in Jerusalem - excluding Hamas. The spectacle of Hamas candidates and activists in Jerusalem being bundled into Israel police cars Sunday, Jan. 15, ...
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Hamas Runs for Election Vowing Never to Talk to Israel or Disarm
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 8, 2006, 5:26 PM (GMT+02:00)
Hamas campaigners, confident of a strong showing in the Jan 25 elections for the Palestinian legislative council, announced in Gaza City Sunday, Jan. 8, that, if elected, they will put an end to any Palestinian talks with Israel. Negotiations with the Zionist entity will only take place through the barrel ...
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Iran, Hizballah and Palestinians Gang up for a Second Front against Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 28, 2005, 9:05 AM (GMT+02:00)
On Dec. 17, debkafile reported exclusively:
A special Iranian plane flew Palestinian Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal to Revolutionary Guards HQ at Bandar Abbas Monday, Dec. 12, after he spent 10 days in Tehran as favored guest of Iran's clerical rulers. There, he conferred with RG commanders on operational ...
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Two Buddies Get Together in an Israeli Terrorist Jail
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 27, 2005, 8:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
Thousands of copies of this photo, which was secreted from Ashkelon's Hadarim prison, were eagerly seized by ordinary Palestinians on the West Bank for whom Marwan Barghouti is something of an icon. The Fatah leader, jailed for life for the murder of five Israelis in terrorist operations, appears on the ...
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Palestinians Prepare New, High-explosive Warheads for Qassam missiles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 25, 2005, 9:33 AM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinians have smuggled in from Sinai to the Gaza Strip what military sources have told debkafile' is "a monstrous amount" of high explosives, to improve the precision and effectiveness of the Qassam missiles fired across the border against Israeli towns and villages.
Our sources reveal the new, lethal ...
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Palestinian Missile Attacks on Ashkelon Portend Environmental Catastrophe
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 21, 2005, 10:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
Palestinian terror planners are now sending their Qassam missiles after big game: the important port-town of Ashkelon, which lies ten kilometers from the northern tip of the Gaza Strip, where the ruins of the evacuated Israeli locations of Dugit, Elei Sinai and Nisanit have been turned into handy launching sites.
Yet ...
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