632 articles tagged "Palestinians"
 
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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The Ordinary Israeli at End of His Tether
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 21, 2002
The Palestinian suicide bombing that shattered lives and storefronts in downtown Jerusalem on Thursday also made a shambles of any coherent Israeli and US policy toward Yasser Arafat. The aftershock of the attack would be even greater where it not for an Israeli court's gag order, issued at the urging of the prime minister's office, banning full debkafilereporting on the atrocity.
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Cheney Separates Palestinian State Vision from Arafat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2002
Monday, March 18, just before US Vice President Richard Cheney landed in Israel to wind up his 12-nation tour of the region, US Middle East envoy Anthony Zinni extracted from the US- Israeli-Palestinian security commission a limited accord.
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Palestinian Terror Blows up in US Envoy's Face - Again
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2002
Israelis, faced with daily terrorist attacks on civilian targets, have been smothered in a blanket of diplo-babble since the US Middle East envoy Anthony Zinni landed last Thursday, March 15. But while Israelis were left to grope their way through an opaque thicket of verbiage, the Palestinians simply carried on as usual.
On day three of the Zinni mission, one Israeli civilian was killed and 32 injured in two terrorist attacks in the first part of Sunday, March 17 - both in the heart of Israeli cities.
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Arafat Races... Bush
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 5, 2002
Tuesday, between 02:15 and 09:00 hours Israel time, Palestinian terrorists slew 5 Israelis and injured 63 in attacks in Tel Aviv, Afula and the Tunnel Road leading out of Jerusalem. Each time the level of bloodshed hits a new and intolerable high - as it did last Saturday and Sunday - it gets worse. By upping the pace of terror attacks and killing more Israelis, Arafat is throwing a gauntlet at the feet of US president George W. Bush - namely, he will prove he can topple Ariel Sharon before the Americans even get started on overturning Saddam Hussein.
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The Myth of the Lone Sniper
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 4, 2002
The lone Palestinian sniper who, with 25 bullets from his old-fashioned carbine rifle, was able to kill 7 well-armed Israeli soldiers and 3 civilians - and wound another 4 - is the stuff of legend.
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Death Toll from 1 Night, 1 Morning of Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2002
Victims of Saturday night's suicide bombing in the ultra-orthodox district of Mahane Israel, Jerusalem, most members of a Bar Mitzva party.
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