|Greenhouse project endangered in Gaza ||Thanassis Cambanis - Globe Staff - DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip - The refurbished greenhouses shine amid the rubble of Kfar Darom, a former Jewish settlement, embodying the hope that Israel`s withdrawal from Gaza will drive an economic revival of this desperately poor and crowded urban strip.
|Israeli soldiers arrest father of suicide bomber||Deutsche Presse-Agentur = Ramallah/Gaza - Israeli soldiers arrested early Thursday the father of a Palestinian suicide bomber who killed five Israelis at a market in the central Israeli town of Hadera.
|Dozens of Palestiniam children suffer from a state of Shock because of Israeli Sonic Booms in Gaza ||WAFA - Ministry of Health (MOH) revealed Friday that 59 citizen, including 37 children, went into psychological disturbances or complications of chronic diseases as a result of the ongoing Israeli sonic booms in the airspace of Gaza.
|MDM Concern Regarding Israeli Restrictions against Palestinian Patients ||Médecins du Monde - (MDM) expressed its concern on the Israeli restrictions against Palestinian people, including patients, calling Israel to ease the access of patients to medical service.
|Israeli Organisation: Israeli Chief of Staff without Conscience ||WAFA - Israeli Committee against House Demolition (ICAHD) described the Israeli Chief of Staff Dan Halutz as a man without conscience and extremist hardliner.
|Palestine Permanent Observer to UN: Israeli Military Campaigns Lead only to More Bloodshed ||WAFA - The Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, Ambassador, Riyad Mansour, said that the Israeli military campaigns against Palestinian civilians lead only to more bloodshed and suffer.
|Lebanese Army denies encircling Palestinian bases in Bekaa||The Daily Star - BEKAA: The Lebanese Army Command rejected claims that army units have encircled Palestinian bases in the Bekaa towns of Sultan Yacoub and Hilweh Wednesday.||27/10/2005|
|Abbas: Stop giving excuses to Israel; World leaders condemn Palestinian suicide bombing||The Daily Star staff - A Palestinian bomber killed five people in a crowded market in an Israeli coastal city, only hours after President Mahmoud Abbas vowed to crack down on militants taking the law into their own hands and harming national interests.
|Iran president calls for Israel to be `wiped off the map`||A chilling, objective, report on President Ahmadinejad`s call for Israel`s destruction and his declared "historic war" on the West. Roundly condemned by the Europeans, Ahmadinejad`s speech is also fuel for Israeli politicians intent on their own "historic war" with the Arab/Muslim world. Seemingly Iran is retreating into the dark days of the Islamic Revolution.||27/10/2005|
|Israel launches offensive in wake of Hadera attack||An uncritical account of Israel`s retaliation for the terror attack on Hadera (October 26).||27/10/2005|
|U.S. pressures Israel on border crossing Jewish state launches missile strikes in Gaza, wounding five civilians||Daily Star staff - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stepped up the pressure on Israel to resolve the question of border crossings in Gaza which remains a thorny issue six weeks after the Israeli pullout.||26/10/2005|
|Bush urges Palestinians to reject terror||The Daily Star staff - U.S. President George W. Bush pressured Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday to crack down on "armed gangs" to advance a peace process he said may not create a Palestinian state for years. U.S. president told Abbas that independent Palestinian state may take years.
|PNA Slams Israel’s Assassinations, Gush Etzion’s ‘Terrorist act’||PMC - IOF Imposes ‘Collective Punishment’ on Palestinian Civilians
|U.S. attempts to curb Israeli response to attack||Yitzhak Benhorin - Ynet News - U.S. government applying pressure on Israel and the PA to resume security dialogue; U.S. spokespeople say they recognize Israel`s right to defend herself but continue to request easing of conditions for Palestinians
|U.S. lawyers say Israel tortured alleged Hamas man ||The Associated Press - CHICAGO - Attorneys for a Palestinian man accused of laundering millions of dollars for terrorist activities want prosecutors to be blocked from using a confession he claims he was tortured into making by Israeli authorities.||18/10/2005|
|Palestinian factions sign conduct code ||Al Jazeera Net - Twelve Palestinian political factions have signed a code of conduct to guide them through the forthcoming legislative elections.
|Abbas condemns killing of Israelis||Al Jazeera Net - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has condemned shootings that killed three Israelis and said he expects talks that Israel suspended with the Palestinian Authority to begin again soon.
|Foreigners seized in Gaza freed ||BBC News Online - Two foreign journalists captured by gunmen in Gaza have been released unharmed, a spokesman for the Palestinian interior ministry said.
|Israel cracks down after killings ||BBC News Online - Recently dismantled checkpoints have been reinstalled. Israel has re-imposed a series of restrictions on Palestinians travelling through the West Bank following the killing of three Jewish settlers.||17/10/2005|
|Israel will soon restore security contacts - Abbas||Reuters - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday he was confident that Israel would quickly resume security contacts with the Palestinians, suspended after gunmen killed three Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank.
|Khateeb: “Gush Etzion attack is counter productive” ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC News agency - Minister of Planning at the Palestinian National Authority (P.A), Dr. Ghassan Khateeb, said that the Gush Etzion shooting attack, carried by a Palestinian group on Sunday is counter productive and does not serve the Palestinian interests.
|Abbas-Sharon summit postponed over insufficient preparations||Daily Star staff - A summit between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was postponed after both sides acknowledged that it was unlikely to yield results.||10/10/2005|
|Prospects fade for Palestinian-Israeli summit||Daily Star staff - A much-anticipated summit between the Israeli and Palestinian leaders was suddenly thrown into doubt after Israel`s defense minister rejected two key Palestinian demands meant to make the meeting a success||10/10/2005|
|Is Siniora`s attack on Palestinian arms start of disarmament campaign?||Adnan El-Ghoul - Daily Star staff - Prime Minister Fouad Siniora`s Cabinet challenged the armed Palestinian presence in Lebanon in a move seen by many to have signaled the beginning of the period in which the entire disarmament (of the refugee camps) issue will be addressed.
|Siniora and Palestinian factions reach agreement||Raed El Rafei - Daily Star staff - BEIRUT: Meetings over the weekend between Premier Fouad Siniora and the various Palestinian factions has led to an agreement to solve the fate of Palestinian arms in the country peacefully and through ongoing dialogue. ||10/10/2005|
|UN Special Representative on human rights defenders to visit Israel and OPT||Electronoc Intifada - Report - The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights defenders, Hina Jilani, will undertake a fact-finding mission to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory from 5 to 12 October 2005 at the invitation of the Government of Israel.
|EU to double aid to Palestinian Authority||Electronic Intifada - report - BRUSSELS - The Commission has adopted a Communication to the Council and the European Parliament "EU-Palestinian cooperation beyond disengagement - towards a two-state solution". The aim is to put in place a comprehensive, medium-term strategy for the EU’s support to the Palestinians.||6/10/2005|
|Hamas `to blame` for Gaza unrest ||BBC News online - Palestinian militant groups have issued a statement blaming the Islamic resistance movement Hamas for a recent wave of violence in the Gaza Strip.
The statement condemned what it said were Hamas attacks on police centres and public and private property.||6/10/2005|
|Hamas abductions raise tension with PA||Khaled Abu Toameh - The Jerusalem Post - Tensions are once again mounting between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority following the weekend abduction of five Hamas members from their homes in the West Bank
|Israeli High Court to issue its ruling on Human Shields appeal ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - The Israeli High Court is expected to issue its ruling on Thursday morning after reviewing an appeal which was filed in 2002 after the Israeli soldiers repeatedly used Palestinian residents as human shields.||6/10/2005|
|P.A forms a committee to probe Arafat’s death||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - The Palestinian Legislative Council decided to from a formal investigation unit in order to probe the death of the late Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat.
|Haber: “Israel assassinated Pal. Novelist Kanafani and other figures” ||Eitan Haber - Yedioth Ahronoth - translated by Saed Bannoura, IMEMC - "Fort the first time, and in an official statement, Israel admitted that its Mossad agents assassinated Palestinian novelist, short-story writer, and dramatist Ghassan Kanafani in 1973 by placing explosives in his car."
|"Palestinian armed groups must stop endangering civilians"||Report - Amnesty International - "Factional fighting by Palestinian armed groups has reached an unprecedented level and is recklessly endangering the lives of Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip. "||5/10/2005|
|Let the generals think twice||Yael Aravah, Aviel Luz - Hagada Hasmalit - London lawyer Daniel Machover discusses General Doron Almog`s narrow escape from British justice ||5/10/2005|
|War criminals and foreign spies in Washington||Juan Cole - Informed Comment - AIPAC is functioning as a foreign lobby without having to register as such. Usanians are urged to contact their Congresspeople to demand that AIPAC be forced to register as a foreign lobby||2/10/2005|
|Israel-Arab spat at nuclear talks ||BBC - Israel has described as "cynically motivated" an attempt by Arab countries to declare its alleged nuclear capabilities a menace to peace. ||2/10/2005|
|Mofaz: “There is no Palestinian peace partner” ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Israeli Defense Minister, Shaul Mofaz, said on Friday that Israeli does not consider the Palestinians as its peace partners. His statements came during his Thursday meeting with the Egyptian President Hosny Mubarak in Cairo.
|An affordable translation service from the Arabic language press||Najla Said - The Electronic Intifadan - Since the late 70s, many Arabs and Muslims in the United States have been frustrated and discouraged by the portrayal of their culture and society in the Western media. As the chasm between the United States and the Middle East has continued to grow, this frustration has only become worse. ||24/10/2005|
|Israel`s Mofaz says West Bank road ban temporary||Alistair Lyon - Reuters - Israel has no plan for a permanent ban on Palestinians using major roads in the occupied West Bank, Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz said on Thursday.
|US says it will not dictate to Palestinians on Hamas||Reuters - The Bush administration believes the Palestinian militant group Hamas is a terrorist organization but will not try to dictate to the Palestinians that Hamas should be barred from upcoming parliamentary elections, a senior administration official said on Friday.
|Israeli troops kill Palestinian in West Bank ||Reuters - RAMALLAH, West Bank - Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man they believed was trying to plant a bomb in the West Bank on Saturday, the army said, the latest in a series of shootings in recent days.
|Two soldiers reportedly injured in Jenin ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - Yasser Arafat brigades, one of the military wings of Al Aqsa Brigades, claimed responsibility for firing at an Israeli military patrol in the West Bank city of Jenin; two soldiers were reportedly injured.
|Israel rejects PA proposal to launch back channel talks||Tovah Lazaroff and Nathan Guttman - The Jerusalem Post - Israel has rejected a Palestinian proposal to open secret negotiations, a senior government source told The Jerusalem Post on Saturday night.
|According to Israeli army: Escalation in West Bank armed struggle||Efrat Weiss - YNETNews - Palestinian youngster shot dead by IDF troops Saturday as he places suspicious object on road near West Bank settlement; sappers dispatched to scene determine suspicious object a mock-bomb. IDF officials: Terror-related incidents increasing, especially those involving the throwing of Molotov cocktail bottles, stones at Israeli vehicles and IDF soldiers ||23/10/2005|
|U.S. Is Pressing Palestinians to Bar Extremist [sic] Candidates||Steven R. Weisman - The New York Times - The Bush administration, worried that
Palestinian militants will gain a foothold in legislative
elections in January, is pressing Mahmoud Abbas to require that
candidates renounce violence and "unlawful or nondemocratic"
methods, administration and Palestinian representatives say.
|Israel Lobby Watch: NGO Monitor should not be taken seriously||Yacoub Kahlen and Robert E. Foxsohn - Electronic Intifada - NGO Monitor, founded by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, has for some time now been deliberately spreading false and misleading information about organizations in an attempt to discredit them.||19/10/2005|
|Israel arrests six in W Bank raids; Settlers attack village||Al Jazeera Online Service - Israeli troops man checkpoints outside Palestinian areas and the Israeli occupation army has sealed off a Palestinian village and arrested six Palestinians in West Bank raids.
|Israel re-imposes W Bank travel ban - Mofaz has ordered the closure of parts of the West Bank||Al Jazeera net - Online - Israeli occupation forces have sealed off Palestinian towns in the West Bank and banned private vehicles from intercity roads with a decision to officially resume military incursions.
|Israel suspends Palestinian talks ||BBC News Online - Gunmen opened fire at a bus stop at Gush Etzion settlement; Israel says it is suspending security contacts with the Palestinian Authority after the killing of three Israeli settlers in the West Bank.||17/10/2005|
|Israel troops kill senior West Bank militant||Reuters - JERUSALEM, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead a senior Palestinian militant during a clash in the northern West Bank on Sunday, Palestinian witnesses and the Israeli military sources said.
|Three Israelis, Palestinian shot dead in W.Bank||Nael al-Shyouki - Reuters - GUSH ETZION, West Bank, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen killed three Israelis in a drive-by shooting and Israeli troops shot dead a senior Palestinian militant in an eruption of violence in the occupied West Bank on Sunday.
|Israel cuts some contacts with Palestinians||Reuters - Israel is suspending security contacts with the Palestinian Authority after Palestinian gunmen killed three Jewish settlers in a drive-by shooting in the West Bank, an Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday.
|Aksa Brigades far from ready to disarm||MATTHEW GUTMAN - The JPost - In a grove of date palms in the center of this Gaza Strip city, Palestinian gunmen contemplate their future.
|Syria denies Islamic Jihad connection||JPOST STAFF AND AP - Syria has renounced claims that it shelters and even directs operations of the Palestinian terror organization Islamic Jihad, which carried out Wednesday`s suicide bombing in Hadera which killed five and wounded dozens.
|PA asks US to stop Israeli air strikes on Gaza||Khaled Abu Toameh - The JPost - The Palestinian Authority on Saturday appealed to the US and the international community to interfere with Israel to halt its air raids on the Gaza Strip.
|Eight killed in Gaza air strike||BBC News - Israel has launched missile strikes on Gaza, killing eight
Palestinians, hours after Prime Minister Ariel Sharon vowed to
retaliate for a suicide bombing.
|Aid for Gaza aimed to jump start economy||Agence France Presse (AFP) - The Daily Star - Nigel Roberts, the World Bank`s director for the West Bank and Gaza, said the $750 million in aid is "an expression of hope for the future," but that progress would require changes by Israel and the Palestinians.
|Abbas Refuses Public Relations Summit with Sharon||Palestine Media Center – PMC - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday insisted that a Jordanian-mediated summit with the Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon be a meeting of “content” and not a PR, ahead of a last meeting on Sunday between the chief Palestinian negotiator and Sharon’s top adviser to lay out the ground for the summit.
| P. A police break in the PLC building in Gaza ||Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - "A Palestinian security source reported one Monday afternoon that Palestinian policemen broke into the building of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza, during burial ceremonies of the three residents killed on Sunday at night in clashes between P.A and Hamas fighters.
|PA Attorney General: Jabalya Explosion Indicates Internal Error||George Rishmawi-IMEMC & Agencies - "The Attorney General of Gaza, Ahmad Al Mughanni, declared that the final results of the investigations into the Jabalya explosion, which occurred during a Hamas rally on September 23 and left 23 Palestinians dead and dozens wounded, revealed that a makeshift shell made by Hamas caused the explosion, the International Press Center (IPC) reported.
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