616 articles tagged "Palestinians"
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Enraged Arafat Orders All-out Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2004, 10:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
Yasser Arafat's enraged call for an all-round escalation of Palestinian violence distinguished the Palestinian response to the latest Israeli counter-terror operation in the Gaza Strip from former episodes, according to debkafile's Palestinian experts. He gave an unusually direct order to each and every Palestinian group, faction and organization ...
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Washington Is Not Taken In by Palestinian Show Trial
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2004, 11:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
US ambassador to Israel Dan Kurtzer sharply criticized the Palestinians trial that opened in the Gaza Strip Saturday, February 7, of four men accused of murdering three CIA agents in a roadside bombing last October. He said the trial before a military court should not be held behind closed doors, ...
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Time Runs out for Sharon's Gaza and Disengagement Plans
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 8, 2004, 7:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel finds itself pulled simultaneously in two opposite directions. Its newly-appointed director of national security, Giora Eiland, warned the Munich security conference Sunday, February 8, that the Palestinians' failure to join Israel in the US-backed road map to peace would leave Jerusalem no alterative other than to initiate unilateral disengagement ...
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Suicide Mother's Disappearing Crutches
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 15, 2004, 1:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
Every war has its own life-and-death-stories, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is no exception. On Wednesday, January 14, 22-year-old Reem Al-Reyashi, a mother of two, blew herself up at the Erez Crossing from the Gaza Strip to Israel, murdering four Israelis and injuring ten.
She left behind the grieving families of ...
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Abu Ala Tells Arafat: Enough Is Enough
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 29, 2003, 5:35 PM (GMT+02:00)
Last weekend, Ahmed Qureia aka Abu Ala became the second Palestinian prime minister to warn Yasser Arafat he was about to resign. He determined to throw in the sponge after discovering that the Palestinian Authority's coffers were bare. There was nothing left to meet the January 1 payroll for 80,000 ...
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Palestinian Tribulations from Jerusalem's al Aqsa to Baghdad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 25, 2003, 4:28 PM (GMT+02:00)
Cairo is still fuming over the "flying shoe ambush" to which Egyptian foreign minister Ahmed Maher was treated when he tried to pray Monday, December 12, at al Aqsa mosque on Temple Mount, Jerusalem. Mubarak regards the assault as a spiteful rejoinder from Yasser Arafat for the Egyptian minister's failure ...
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Sharon's Threatened Separation Steps Draw Heavy Fire
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 19, 2003, 7:02 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon unveiled his much-awaited policy program Thursday, 18 December, under the heading: A Program of Separation. It came with a warning to the Palestinians that he won't wait forever for them to come round. No sooner had the words left his mouth when it was attacked ...
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Extra-Powerful Bombs for New Hamas Offensive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 9, 2003, 4:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
The next Hamas suicide bomber can kill without strapping a bomb belt to his body. debkafile's counter-terror sources reveal the new type of explosive going into use after the collapse of the Cairo ceasefire talks as being much smaller and lighter while packing a much larger bang. It ...
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Why Blame Jihad Islami for al Aqsa Brigades Terror?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 4, 2003, 2:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
By great good fortune, a Palestinian plot to blow up a large comprehensive school in the small town of Yokneam east of Haifa was foiled. Israeli intelligence was forewarned of the plot by a Palestinian terrorist picked up in an earlier raid. The entire region north of Tel Aviv abutting ...
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Arafat`s Price Scale for Letting Palestinians Travel to Geneva
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2003, 12:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
The unauthorized Geneva Accords launch ceremony, celebrated by a flock of unofficial and private individuals at the Swiss lakeside city on Monday, December 1, have netted handsome profits for Yasser Arafat. He has made the United States, Egypt, Israel and his own Palestinians pay through the nose for letting Fatah ...
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Is Jordan's Transfer Plan for 150,000 Palestinians Part of New Bush-backed Sharon Peace Initiative?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 26, 2003, 8:06 PM (GMT+02:00)
The unpublicized decision by Jordan's king Abdullah and his prime minister Faisal al-Fayez to grant passports to 150,000 Palestinians from Gaza living in the Hashemite Kingdom could reduce to irrelevance the celebrations surrounding a welter of private alternative "peace accords" and their rationale: Prime minister Ariel Sharon's alleged failure to ...
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Qureia Lineup Reflects Disintegrating Palestinian Leadership
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 12, 2003, 1:47 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Palestinian legislative council set their faces to confirm the new cabinet presented by Ahmed Qureia Wednesday out of a sense of fatalism, although many lawmakers openly called it "Arafat's government", deeply disturbed by the control he retained over Palestinian security forces and presence of former administration members accused of ...
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Arafat Leaves Qureia in Limbo, Picks Kaddoumi as Successor
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 5, 2003, 2:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
Despite his staunch loyalty to Yasser Arafat, Ahmed Qureia looks like suffering the same fate as his predecessor, Mahmoud Abbas - being ground to dust by his boss, according to debkafile's Palestinian sources. To generate a semblance of order, Arafat placed Qureia at the head of a "caretaker ...
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Palestinian Terrorists Reorganize for Escalation under Syrian Aegis
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 21, 2003, 3:59 PM (GMT+02:00)
In Damascus, Syrian president Bashar Assad picked up the gauntlets thrown down by the US - congressional legislation for sanctions against his country - and by Israel, whose government spokesman warned that the October 5 air strike near Damascus would not be the last if the Syrians continued to dabble ...
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Arafat Commissioned Hit against Israeli Elite Unit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2003, 11:57 AM (GMT+02:00)
Four days after Palestinian bombers murdered three American security men in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian ambushers shot three Israeli members of the crack Duchifat unit on their nightly foot patrol at the Palestinian village of Ain Yabrud near Ofra in the Ramallah district of the West Bank. They were shot ...
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Two Gazan Palestinians detonated bomb that killed 3 Americans
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 19, 2003, 12:56 PM (GMT+02:00)
US officials in Tel Aviv are complaining about the "mixed" cooperation FBI investigators have encountered from Palestinian Authority security services in their inquiry into the remote-controlled bomb attack in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, October 15, that left three American security men dead and one injured. This was a polite ...
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Americans Targeted in Gaza Like Baghdad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 15, 2003, 2:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
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The explosion that blasted a CIA vehicle outside Beit Hanoun just after an official US embassy convoy entered the northern Gaza Strip through the Erez checkpoint represents a dangerous escalation of Palestinian terrorist aggression. It is a milestone, akin to the August 19 suicide strike ...
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Poised for Arafat's Passing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 14, 2003, 12:04 AM (GMT+02:00)
The latest flurry of diplomatic, political and military activity surrounding the Palestinian question is the product of the sharp decline in Yasser Arafat's health. A tense waiting game is now in progress, one surface symptom of which is Ahmed Qureia's hesitant hand on the reins of government. Monday, October 13, ...
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Abu Ala Fails to Form Broad Palestinian Government
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 1, 2003, 1:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
Ahmed Qureia's plan to set up a broad 24-member national emergency government under Yasser Arafat's guidance is dead in the water. It drowned in a wave of disapproval from the United States and the European Union, internal squabbles and open opposition from the outgoing Palestinian security chief, Mohammed Dahlan. Scrambling ...
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Arafat Gets Fresh Chance. An Israeli Baby's Life is Forfeit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 27, 2003, 1:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
The politicians are wholeheartedly dedicated to fighting terror - with words. Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon has declared Arafat at various times irrelevant and removable. After Arafat purged Abu Mazen, both the US and Israeli governments vowed to have no truck with a successor Palestinian government if it spoke for ...
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