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Envoy insists Egypt won`t rest until Palestinians have a stateDaily Star staff - A senior Egyptian envoy told the Palestinian Parliament that Egypt will not rest until the Palestinians have established a state on land captured by Israel in the 1967 war. The envoy, Egyptian intelligence chief Omar Suleiman, spoke in the name of President Hosni Mubarak and used particularly strong language to support the Palestinians. 31/8/2005
Diplomats, leftists attacked in Kiryat ArbaAli Waked - YntNews - West Bank residents attack Europeans, left-wing activists; police separate sides, diplomats to file formal complaint with foreign ministry 31/8/2005
Palestinian army radio on the airAli Waked - YnetNews - New station will be voice of Palestinian Authority security officials, hopes to compete with Hamas and Islamic Jihad-affiliated stations in the territories 31/8/2005
Palestinian assets in US frozen BBC Online - A federal court in the US has frozen all the assets held by the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the country. The ruling by the court in Rhode Island comes after the authority failed to compensate relatives of a Jewish couple shot dead by Hamas militants in 1996. 31/8/2005
Arab victims of attack by extremist Jew not recognized as terrorAssociated Press - JERUSALEM - The teenage Israeli soldier who killed four Israeli Arabs in a shooting rampage on a bus has been branded a Jewish terrorist, but the people who died cannot be recognized as terrorist victims, an official said Tuesday. 30/8/2005
Corruption scandal hits Mubarak cronyAgence France Presse - CAIRO: A corruption scandal has hit Ibrahim Nafie, Egypt`s best-known media tycoon, also a long-time confidant of President Hosni Mubarak, a few days before the president runs for re-election in a landmark poll. 30/8/2005
More W Bank settlements `to go` BBC Online - Israel will relinquish control of some West Bank settlements in final status agreements with the Palestinians, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has said. Major settlement blocs will remain in Israeli hands but other settlements will be ceded, he told Israeli TV. 30/8/2005
Israeli Arabs cannot be `terror victims`Al Jazeera - The Israeli soldier who killed four Israeli Arabs in a shooting rampage on a bus has been branded a Jewish terrorist, but the people who died cannot be recognised as terrorist victims, the defence ministry says. 30/8/2005
EU: Gaza deal needed to end occupationDiana Bahur-Nir - YnetNews - Javier Solana says only agreement between Israel, Palestinians regarding control over land, air and sea passages in Gaza will permit international community to acknowledge end of Gaza occupation. 30/8/2005
Palestinians fear Gaza health crisisAgence France Presse - Palestinian medical experts fear a looming health crisis after Israel`s pullout from the Gaza Strip unless patients are guaranteed access to life-saving treatment beyond the territory. 26/8/2005
Israel wants control of Gaza borders post-pulloutAgence France Presse - Israel wants to keep control over the borders of the Gaza Strip even after its historic pullout, citing fears Friday that the Palestinian territory will turn into a bastion of militancy awash with weapons. 27/8/2005
Palestinians fight move to declare Gaza occupation overSafaa Kanj - Agence France Presse - The Palestinians intend to oppose any move by Israel to have the UN Security Council declare its 38-year occupation of the Gaza Strip over following the withdrawal of all Jewish settlers. 26/8/2005
Palestinians insist Gaza still occupiedAgence France Presse (AFP) - The Palestinians intend to oppose any move by Israel to have the UN Security Council declare its 38-year occupation of the Gaza Strip over - following the withdrawal of all Jewish settlers. 27/8/2005
Hamas warns of internal `intifada` after pulloutBeatriz Lecumberri - Agence France Presse (AFP) - With the departure of their common Israeli enemy, inter-Palestinian divisions could flare up into fresh bloodshed, militants in the impoverished Gaza Strip warned. "If the Palestinian Authority cannot meet the people`s basic needs, there will be a new intifada not against Israel but among ourselves".27/8/2005
Israelis hunt for abandoned Gaza pets: Many of the settlers left their homes without taking their pets BBC Online - Many of the settlers left their homes without taking their pets Israeli animal activists are scouring empty settlements in the Gaza Strip to find abandoned household pets. 26/8/2005
Egypt Gaza border patrol agreed BBC Online - There is currently a heavy Israeli troop presence on the Egypt-Gaza border Israel and Egypt have finalised a deal under which Egyptian border guards will patrol the southern Gaza border. 24/8/2005
Israel to complete pullback in October Aljazeera - "Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the Israeli army is expected to leave the Gaza Strip by 4 October at the latest, with Egypt and Israel agreeing to have Egyptian soldiers control an Egypt-Gaza border area." 25/8/2005
Female Soldier Stabbed in Sa-Nur Settlement George Rishmawi-IMEMC & Agencies - An Israeli female-soldier was stabbed by a female-settler while trying to evacuate the remainder of settlers and protestors in the settlement of Sa-Nur in the northern West Bank, Israeli sources reported. 23/8/2005
Arab TV rejects claims of Israeli propagandaAgence France Presse - DUBAI: Arab satellite news channels Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiyya have been forced to fend off accusations they served up Israeli propaganda with their coverage of the evacuation of the Gaza Strip settlements23/8/2005
Gaza after Israeli disengagement By Martin Asser - BBC News - Palestinians hope the pullout will lead to an independent state What will happen after Israel`s evacuation of settlements and army posts in Gaza as well as four enclaves in the West Bank?18/8/2005
Fatah official secures deal for unified Palestinian authority in LebanonMohammed Zaatari - The Daily Star - Member of Fatah`s Central Committee and Minister of Refugees` Affairs in Lebanon Abbas Zaki completed his two-week visit to Lebanon - the first of its kind in decades. 20/8/2005
Rice: Pullout cannot stop at Gaza Strip The Associated Press - Rice, in an interview with The New York Times published Thursday, said, "Everyone empathizes with what the Israelis are facing." She added that in the interest of advancing peace, "it cannot be Gaza only." 20/8/2005
Another Kidnapping as UN EvacuatesPalestinian Centre for Human Rights - "On the day on which the UN announced its intention to evacuate “all non-essential” staff from the Gaza Strip another international has been kidnapped inside the Gaza Strip. PCHR calls for his immediate release"17/8/2005
Israeli army masses as first deadline for Gaza pull-out passesEric Silver and Donald Macintyre - Independent16/8/2005
Israeli, Palestinian Forces deploy to ease pulloutReuters - Jordan Times16/8/2005
Israel and Egypt finalize deal to deploy troops along Gaza borderDaily Star staff - Israel and Egypt have finalized an agreement to deploy hundreds of Egyptian troops along the border with the Gaza Strip after Israel`s upcoming withdrawal from the area, Israeli defense officials said yesterday.2/8/2005
`Quartet` envoy promises Palestinians in Gaza a `better life`Agence France Presse (AFP) - GAZA CITY: Middle East "Quartet" envoy James Wolfensohn promised Palestinians in the impoverished Gaza Strip a "better life" after Israel`s planned pullout, following talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.1/8/2005
Rice turns heat on IsraelYitzhak Benhorin - YnetNews - According to New York Times report, U.S. Secretary of State adopted ‘forceful’ stand in recent dealings with Israeli officials, rejected requests for aid 7/8/2005
Child gravely hurt in shootingEfrat Weiss - YnetNews - Palestinians open fire at Israeli vehicle traveling on Highway 60 north of Jerusalem, near West Bank settlement; 10-year-old child sustains serious head wounds, taken to hospital by helicopter. Adult lightly injured 7/8/2005
Palestinian security re-deploys in GazaAl Jazeera - Palestinian security forces deployed in the Gaza Strip as part of Israel`s pullout operation, have been taking up positions they were forced to abandon almost five years ago at the start of the intifada. 14/8/2005
Fatah men storm West Bank officeAl Jazeera - In the West Bank, dozens of members of Abbas` Fatah faction, some of them armed, stormed into a government building on Saturday to demand jobs, witnesses said. 13/8/2005
Fatah men storm West Bank officeAl Jazeera - In the West Bank, dozens of members of Abbas` Fatah faction, some of them armed, stormed into a government building on Saturday to demand jobs, witnesses said. 13/8/2005
UN to adopt pathbreaking new global standard which demands return of confiscated refugee land and housing Report, COHRE - " The United Nations is expected to adopt a sweeping series of principles today that urge governments everywhere to ensure all refugees and persons displaced due to conflict and natural disasters are entitled to return to, recover and reside in their original homes, lands and properties."12/8/2005
Erektat slams Israel’s decision for a new settlement in Jerusalem Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies - " Palestinian Cabinet Minister, Saeb Erekat, said on Thursday that the Israeli decision to construct a new settlement in Jerusalem is considered a direct violation to the International Law, and negatively affects the final status solution."4/8/2005
Israel insists on keeping control of Gaza crossingsGeorge Rishmawi- IMEMC & Agencies4/8/2005
Israel threatens `massive assault` in GazaDaily Star staff - Palestinian Authority denounces warning as `dangerous`1/8/2005
Disengagement countdownKhaled Amayreh - Al-Ahram Weekly - "Recent meetings between Palestinian officials and their Israeli counterparts, at various levels, have so far utterly failed to make any progress regarding coordinated handling of Israel`s proposed disengagement from the Gaza Strip. Israel, the Palestinians complain, is adamantly clinging to its unilateral approach as if the Palestinian side didn`t exist. "1/8/2005
Invasion of the SettlersDr. Yossi Dahan - Ma`ariv/NRG - Accuses the settlers of cynically exploiting the development towns, although they were the chief backers of the policies that caused their collapse. 1/8/2005
Israel moves to clear remaining Gaza settlementsDean Yates - Reuters - Israeli forces hoped to complete the evacuation of the biggest bloc of Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip on Sunday as further confrontations loomed with ultranationalist protesters. 21/8/2005
Hamas to move attacks to West Bank, JerusalemNidal al-Mughrabi - Reuters - Palestinian Islamic militant group Hamas said on Saturday it would fight to drive Israel out of the West Bank and Jerusalem after the Jewish state completes its withdrawal from the occupied Gaza Strip this year. 21/8/2005
Palestinians name date for vote BBC News Online - Mr Abbas will be hoping to lead his Fatah party to a strong showing The long-delayed Palestinian elections will be held on 25 January 2006, the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has announced in Gaza. 21/8/2005
Help 3 year old Palestinian Lina Taa`mallah to have her much needed kidney transplant.Dorothy Naor - An update on the ongoing efforts and an Urgent Call for donations20/8/2005
Disengagement information and commentary packetElectronic Intifada - Link10/8/2005
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Radical DFLP party to run in Palestinian pollsThe Daily Star - The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, one of eight radical Palestinian factions based in Syria, said it will participate in Palestinian parliamentary elections slated for January. 22/8/2005
Gaza`s crippled economy shows glimmer of potential as Isreali occupation endsKhatoun Haidar - The Daily Star - While the international community is watching images of settlers being evicted from settlements, the Arab media seems to be fixating on the internal Palestinian bickering over who is to be credited for the Israeli pullout from Gaza that effectively started on August 17th. 20/8/2005
Gaza pullout boosts Israeli and Palestinian economiesAgence France Presse (AFP) - Merrill Lynch revises 2005 estimate of Jewish state`s economic growth up to 4.2 percent 22/8/2005
Barenboim`s orchestra plays for peace in Ramallah Charlotte Higgins - The Guardian - In a concert hall atop a dust-swept, sun-beaten hill yesterday afternoon, Daniel Barenboim was putting an orchestra through its paces, urging them, as he brandished his way through the opening bars of Beethoven`s Fifth: "Wake up! If you are tired, please stay at home! There`s no point playing the concert like this. Now: TEE-ya ta-ta TEE-ya ta-ta!" 22/8/2005
Army enters last Gaza settlement BBC News Online - Netzarim settlers are the last of 8,500 to be evicted. Israeli forces are evacuating the last inhabited Jewish settlement in the Gaza Strip as an eviction operation started five days ago draws to a close. Netzarim`s residents are the last of 8,500 people in 21 settlements in Gaza to be evicted under a pullout plan. 22/8/2005
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