638 articles tagged "Palestinians"
 
Sharon Takes Barghouti File to Washington
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 3, 2002
For the first time, prime minister Ariel Sharon sets off for Washington Saturday night, May 4, completely in the dark about what awaits him in the Oval Office. In all his previous five visits since taking office, the agenda was clearly laid out. This trip, according to debkafile's political sources say, his close advisers have no notion of what he will hear from President George W. Bush.
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Who Held up Arafat's Release - If not Arafat?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 1, 2002
The package incorporating Yasser Arafat's freedom from a month under siege in Ramallah, the transfer of six Palestinian assassins and terror chiefs to jail in Anglo-American custody and the lifting of the Israeli blockade of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, has been teetering on the brink of consummation since early Tuesday, April 30. The parties involved in the three-way negotiations, the Vatican, the United States, the UK, Israel and the Palestinians, all explain that loose ends remain to be tied up.
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Bush Opens Door to Britain's Return to ME, Arafat's Restoration
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 30, 2002
The UK did not need a second invitation from George W. Bush to come roaring back to the Middle East to Yasser Arafat's rescue - with Javier Solana's European Union outfit riding in on its back.
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What's Behind the Bush Palestinian Camp X-Ray Proposal?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 28, 2002
Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon needed a second vote at the Sunday, 28 April, cabinet meeting to swing a majority of 17 ministers against 8 in favor of President George W. Bush's proposal for lifting the month-long siege of Yasser Arafat in his shell-pocked HQ in Ramallah. The Bush proposal drove through Israel's pre-condition for setting Arafat free - the extradition to Israel of the four assassins who murdered the Israeli minister Rehavam Zeevi last year, as well as Fouad Shoubaki, the financial director behind the Karine-A arms smuggling project - and Arafat's senior go-between with Tehran and Baghdad. The sixth man on Israel's list is the PFLP Secretary General Ahmad Sada'at. Arafat has been harboring all six in his besieged headquarters in Ramallah.
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What Non-Palestinian Hand Carried out Adora Attack?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 27, 2002
Saturday morning, April 27, two terrorists burst into the Jewish settlement of Adora, west of Hebron on the West Bank, shooting their way into one home after another. They killed four Israeli civilians, two of them young children, and wounded 13, 7 seriously.
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Would-be Suicide Bomber Runs Home
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 22, 2002
Israel's month-long offensive to smash Palestinian terrorists strongholds in the West Bank has had a side effect worth noting: some ordinary Palestinians are no longer afraid to speak out and admit their distress - in front of television cameras.
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Bush Has (Small) Plans for Arafat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2002
According to debkafile's Washington sources, the Bush team is drafting new plans for Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Authority. Its basic assumption is that, as long as Arafat remains acknowledged leader of the Palestinian people, President Bush's oft-repeated vision of a Palestinian state living side by side with Israel is impracticable.
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Israel's Victory over Palestinians Ripples Widely
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2002
By any military standards, the large-scale offensiveIsrael launched on March 29 against seven Palestinian cities and their satellite villages and camps, is a victory and a resounding Palestinian defeat.
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Barghouti's Arrest Opens New Options
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 15, 2002
Israel's triumphant capture of Marwan Barghouti, 41, the Secretary General of the West Bank's Fatah-Tanzim and the most vocal Palestinian leader, gave a strong impetus to the Sharon government's campaign to delegitimize and replace Yasser Arafat.
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Palestinian Attack on Powell Motorcade Foiled
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 12, 2002
Israeli security foiled a Palestinian terrorist attempt to hit the motorcade driving US secretary of state Colin Powellfrom BenGurionAirport to Jerusalem Thursday night, April 12, shortly after he landed. The Secretary was accompanied by Israeli foreign minister Shimon Peres and heads of the US embassy.
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Military Operation Yields Eight Days Without Suicide Bombers
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 7, 2002
In the coming week, the protagonists in the current Middle East crisis will race against time to bring matters to a head before US secretary of state Colin Powell arrives on his new mission on behalf of President George W. Bush. The Israelis, the Palestinians, Syria, Iraq, Iran and the Hizballah, will all try to establish their mastery of the situation.
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US and Israeli Special Forces Try to Head Off Arafat's Next Terror Offensive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 4, 2002
Four men are now in Israel's sights. Two - Yasser Arafat and Palestinian intelligence chief Tawfik Tirawi - are under siege in Ramallah.
The other two - Fatah-Tanzim militia chief Marwan Barghouti and Rashid Abu Shbak, deputy to Gaza preventative security chief Mohammed Dahlan - are running for their lives with Israeli intelligence services on their heels.
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Arafat's Book-Keeping Department Yields Bill Linking Him to Suicides
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 2, 2002
This piece of correspondence was discovered by Israeli troops who went through the files in Yasser Arafat's personal accounting department in Ramallah. It is an itemized bill signed by the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades - Palestine, and dated September 16, 2001, exactly five days after the September 11 suicide attacks in the United States.
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Ramallah Hospital Director Sets Record Straight
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 2, 2002
The following is an exclusive interview held by debkafile's special correspondent Monday morning, April 2, with Wail Hammoudeh, director of the Ramallah hospital, Mustashfa al Ri'aya al Arabiyya, in person. The interview is presented here verbatim.
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IDF Clobbers First Palestinian Suicide Unit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 1, 2002
In the last 24 hours, the Palestinians have produced new tactics for assailing Israeli armed forces engaged in a major operation to uproot Palestinian terror.
In Qalqilya Sunday morning, April 1, eight hours after a large Israeli tank and ground force took control of the West Bank city, seven Israeli soldiers were injured, one seriously, by a Palestinian trap. Sent to silence a rooftop sniper, they entered the room below - at which point six explosives planted in the room were detonated.
In Ramallah, one of the houses scoured by Israeli troops for terrorists and weapons was filled with gas during the night. The Palestinians attempted to ignite the gas when the soldiers were inside, but failed.
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Sharon Takes Charge - Will Show Bush Proofs of Arafat's Complicity in Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2002
In a scathing attack on Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, President George W. Bushsaid Saturday night, March 30, that he understood Israel's actions were necessary for its self-defense: "Their country is under attack - every day there is loss of innocent life." He added: "in order for Israel to exist, terror must stop." He said the United States was fighting terror - not only in Afghanistan, but in the Middle East too, he urged Arab leaders to make a concerted and focused effort to stop terror and secure Israel. At the same time, he warned Israeli leaders to make sure not to miss the path to peace.
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Israel Forces Take Qalqilya, Unofficial Moves to Deport Arafat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2002
Three days into the massive counter-terror military operation Israeli launched last Friday, March 29, Israel troops and tanks moved from four directions on their second target: the West Bank town of Qalqilya.
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Arafat Retaliates for Beirut Slight by Murdering Israelis
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 28, 2002
The Palestinians' latest murderous outrage against Israelis sitting down for the Passover Seder at the Park Hotel in Netanya was a typical gesture by Yasser Arafat. Confined in Ramallah for three months and slighted by the Arab heads of state - who refused to broadcast his speech live to the opening session of the Arab League summit in Beirut Wednesday, March 27 - he decided if he could not be there in person, his deeds as a super terrorist would steal the show.
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Arafat Kept Safe by Sharon's Pledge - Even after Passover Massacre
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 28, 2002
Many thousands of police and troops spent the first day of the Passover festival patrolling the streets and synagogues of Jerusalem on a high alert that never ends. After the outrage in Netanya's Park Hotel cut short the Passover Seder Wednesday, March 27, the men in uniform can only pray for eyes in the back of their heads. In the last two days, Jerusalem has been saved a succession of major terror strikes by security vigilance, including an all-out attack on the main city mall at Malha, to which most shoppers have been driven by the massacres in downtown Jerusalem.
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Sharon Will Let Arafat Go to Beirut
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 22, 2002
The wild Middle East reality has produced one of its most bizarre twists: According to debkafile's American and Palestinian sources, the initiative to let Yasser Afafat travel to Beirut for the Arab League summit opening next week comes from ...Ariel Sharon and a group of Israeli government ministers.
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