615 articles tagged "Palestinians"
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Suha's Payout
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2004, 1:57 AM (GMT+02:00)
Tuesday, November 9, Suha Arafat's French lawyers and former Palestinian prime minister Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), struck a deal. It fixed the Palestinian Authority's financial obligations to Yasser Arafat's widow and let him finally die unambiguously and in peace at the end of a morbid tug of war between his ...
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Chirac Spurns Qureia, Abbas - Throws Support behind Palestinian Radicals
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 9, 2004, 10:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
On Monday, November 8, it looked as though after ten days, the brawl within the Palestinian leadership over Yasser Arafat's body and ill-gotten fortune might be running out of mind-boggling maneuvers, when French president Jacques Chirac stepped in. Whereas until now, he had insisted on the whole mess being removed ...
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Paris Tells Palestinians to Remove Arafat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 7, 2004, 12:42 AM (GMT+02:00)
French president Jacques Chirac's patience with the Palestinians' desperate maneuvers to cover up Yasser Arafat's demise has run out. debkafile's Paris and Washington sources reveal exclusively that Friday, November 5, exactly a week after Arafat was admitted to the Percy military hospital near Paris, the French president put ...
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Funeral Arrangements Begin before Arafat's Death Is Announced
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 6, 2004, 1:21 AM (GMT+02:00)
From the moment on Thursday, November 4, when a French official stood outside Percy military hospital and solemnly declared "Mr. Arafat is not dead," preparations rushed forward for his funeral. The immediate outcome was a split that rent the Palestinian leadership and Arafat's associates into two camps. Jihad Islami, Hamas, ...
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Tel Aviv Carmel Bombing Tells Abu Mazen: Moderates Stand Aside
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 1, 2004, 3:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
Although Yasser Arafat's French physicians at the Percy military hospital near Paris have yet to come up with a definitive diagnosis of his condition, the Palestinian succession struggle has begun. The warring factions are acting on the assumption that he will not return to Ramallah and are fighting to fill ...
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The Palestinian-Israel War Gains a French Dimension
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 29, 2004, 3:30 PM (GMT+02:00)
The first winter rain bucketed down mixed with hailstones as two Jordanian helicopters carried the seriously ill Yasser Arafat out of Ramallah early Friday, October 29. Within an hour, he was out of the Middle East aboard a French presidential aircraft fitted out as an ambulance with life-support systems that ...
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Potential Impact of Arafat's Illness
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 23, 2004, 9:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
The deterioration in Arafat's health has caught Sharon unawares. He is currently in full tilt of an assault on government and parliament to hammer home his disengagement plan against massive resistance. The distraction of Arafat's sudden departure from Ramallah threatens to slow down his plans in the short term. A ...
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Mussa Arafat Targeted in Bloody Palestinian Turf War over Post-Withdrawal Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 13, 2004, 4:10 PM (GMT+02:00)
According to debkafile's Palestinian and intelligence sources, Moussa Arafat`s would-be assassin was his foremost rival, the former Gaza strongman and Palestinian minister, Mohammed Dahlan. The two men spurned Egypt's recent attempts to make peace between them. The failed hit was an open declaration of war between the feuding ...
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Prospect of Early Israeli Elections Weighs on Gaza Operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2004, 12:09 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israel's chief of staff Lt.-Gen Moshe Yaalon made it clear this week that the seven-day IDF offensive to eliminate the Qassam cross-border missile blitz against Israel may well last weeks. He added that even after it was over, Israeli incursions into northern Gaza to destroy missile launchers and their crews ...
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Qassams Confound Israeli Army
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 30, 2004, 2:24 PM (GMT+02:00)
Forty-eight months into the so-called Palestinian uprising, an Israeli town was hit by 11 primitive missiles in four days and two small children murdered. All the signs point to the fact that neither the Israeli army nor the Sharon government has a clue on how to defeat the homemade Qassam. ...
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Zarqawi's Palestinian No. 2 Dies in US Targeted Assassination
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 25, 2004, 6:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
On Thursday, September 23, US forces resorted to targeted assassination to dispose of Abu Anas al-Shami, a senior aide of the Jordanian al Qaeda mastermind, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, in Baghdad. Locating and killing a high-profile member of Zarqawi's organization a few days after the capture of another top Zarqawi aide, ...
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Iranian Control of Hamas Opens Gaza Strip to Iranian Surface Missiles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 20, 2004, 11:42 AM (GMT+02:00)
The missile in the photo with this article is the Luna-2 short-range ground-to-ground missile, known to NATO from Soviet times as FROG-7, which Iran has developed as its Zelzal-2/Mushak-200. In the hands of Iran's Lebanon-based Revolutionary Guards, it has extended the Iranian-Hizballah's missile range due south to Israel's coastal cities ...
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European Marksmen-for-Hire in Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 8, 2004, 12:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
Call him M. He is an Israeli army lieutenant who serving in the special anti-sniper unit posted in the southern Gaza Strip. His job is to spot and eliminate Palestinian snipers. Until last March, his training was adapted to the Palestinian sniper. But then, one morning, there was a change. ...
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Mystery of the Missing Qassam Missiles - or Arafat's New Ploy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 10, 2004, 1:16 PM (GMT+02:00)
Since Thursday, August 5 and up until early August 10, not a single Qassam missile landed from the Gaza Strip on the southern Israel towns of Sderot or neighboring West Negev kibbutzim. Their daily nightmare since last year was more or less in abeyance for six days. Suddenly too the ...
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Palestinians Step up and Upgrade Missile Threat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 31, 2004, 3:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
Russian-made S-5 unguided aircraft rockets were part of the Egyptian haul earlier this month of a large shipment of missiles, stopped before they were smuggled to the Palestinians through the Rafah tunnels. The S-5 would be an important boost to the Palestinian arsenal; some may still defeat attempts to stop ...
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Rerouting of Defense Barrier Leaves Israel's Heartland Unprotected
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2004, 2:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
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The fateful June 30 judgment by Israeli High Court Justices Aharon Barak, Mishael Heshin and Eliahu Matza, that saving Palestinians from hardship must take precedence over saving Israeli lives, foredoomed to failure the security barrier's efficacy in separating Palestinian terrorists from their chosen targets ...
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Prominent Hebronite Publishes Unprecedented Indictment of Arafat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 27, 2004, 10:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
Sunday, July 26, as pro-reform Palestinian legislator Nabil Amer was nursing the wounds inflicted by Yasser Arafat's gunmen, a phone call came through to his room at the Amman university hospital from none other than Arafat. The Palestinian leader inquired about his health and offered to pay his hospital expenses. ...
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Arafat Rides Three Kidnappings Back to Domination of the Gaza Strip
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 17, 2004, 11:15 PM (GMT+02:00)
Yasser Arafat waited until the Gaza Strip was relegated to the status of a write-off to be dumped by Israel, with the Egyptians and Britain maintaining an interim security presence until the Palestinians were deemed fit to rule a reformed, terror-free administration. Arafat himself was seen as a spent force. ...
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World Court Ruling against Israeli Barrier - Green Light for Palestinian Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 11, 2004, 2:48 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinians timed one of their last effective terror attacks for the day before the international court at The Hague began hearing the Palestinian petition against Israel's defense barrier. Sunday, July 11, two days after the court ruled the barrier illegal, the al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the suicide arm of ...
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Israeli Court Knocks over Main Prop of Sharon's Disengagement Plan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 30, 2004, 9:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
Three Israeli high court judges led by chief justice Aharon Barak handed down a landmark ruling Wednesday, June 30, which said explicitly that the welfare of ten West Bank Palestinian villages is more important than the security of Israeli citizens. The court accepted a Palestinian petition claiming the defense barrier ...
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