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April 25, 2002
IN THE historiography of the Palestinian struggle, the villages of Deir Yassin and Kfar Qasim evoke the killing of innocents by Israeli fighters. Now Jenin has entered the lexicon of the massacre. In some quarters of the Arab world, Israel's military assault on the Palestinian refugee camp in Jenin has taken on historic proportions, even though the number of dead and the manner in which they died is in dispute. A moderate newspaper in Saudia Arabia, the Arab News, said in a recent editorial that the deaths in Jenin evoke "the name of Srebrenica," the Bosnian town in which 7,500 Muslim men and boys were murdered by Serbs.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,Sun Foreign Reporter | August 29, 2007
JENIN, West Bank -- When an Israeli army officer inadvertently drove alone into this West Bank city on Monday, an angry Palestinian mob torched his car and threatened to lynch him. Noticeably absent from the melee was Jenin's celebrated militant and one of Israel's most wanted men, Zakaria Zubeidi, a leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. Zubeidi chose to sit out the riot, idly passing his time in a plastic chair under the eyes of the Palestinian security officials in Jenin, as Palestinian police scrambled to rescue the Israeli officer and escort him safely to Israeli army officials.
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By Doug Struck and Doug Struck,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | October 26, 1995
JENIN, West Bank -- Palestinian Col. Ribhi Arafat strode into a white mobile trailer yesterday to help take over the first major West Bank city from Israel.His counterpart, an Israeli soldier, offered a handshake and said: "Congratulations, you now have Jenin," Colonel Arafat said later.With that, Israel started the clock on a timetable of withdrawal that will dismantle its 28-year military occupation in Jenin within three weeks and in five other West Bank towns by the end of the year."It's a very, very important day," said the burly Palestinian officer, who spent the better part of 27 years in Algeria after Israel captured the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the June 1967 Six Day War. He is no relation to Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat.
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By Laura King and Laura King,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 23, 2003
JERUSALEM -- Two private Israeli guards at a construction site along Israel's security barrier were killed last night by gunmen believed to be Palestinians acting out of "nationalistic" motives, police said. Using searchlights and helicopters, Israeli troops and police spent hours scouring the nearby rough, rocky terrain. No arrests were immediately reported, and no group took responsibility. The scene of the shooting was on Jerusalem's outskirts, in the Kidron Valley, a steep ravine that runs between Jerusalem's Old City and the Mount of Olives.
NEWS
By Laura King and Laura King,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 20, 2003
JERUSALEM - The acting governor of the northern West Bank city of Jenin was seized, beaten and briefly held prisoner by Palestinian militants yesterday, witnesses and officials said. The daylight attack, on the eve of a scheduled meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, appeared to be the latest manifestation of an increasingly chaotic power struggle among Palestinians loyal to Yasser Arafat and those who support the U.S.-backed Abbas.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 18, 2002
JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank - Thousands of Palestinians poured back into this demolished refugee camp yesterday afternoon when Israeli forces briefly seemed to have withdrawn. Under a blazing sun, they began clawing at mounds of rubble with backhoes, shovels and their bare hands. Some searched for people they thought might be buried alive beneath buildings flattened by Israeli bulldozers. Others simply hoped to bring dignity to the dead. Among them was Muhammad Abu Khurj, 75, who had returned to look for the remains of his sister, who had been killed in their house April 5 in an Israeli missile attack.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 26, 2002
JERUSALEM - Israeli forces tightened their grip on the West Bank city of Jenin again yesterday. Hundreds of soldiers supported by scores of tanks and other armored vehicles swept into the city, in what Israel called a hunt for a terrorist cell behind a suicide attack on a bus that killed 16 people Monday. The incursion, the biggest since the summer, came as a Bush administration envoy here tried for a third day to promote a "road map" toward peace. The incursion also came a few hours after Israeli and Palestinian officials met for talks on improving security and easing Israeli restrictions in some areas.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 15, 2002
JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank - The man had died sitting, or so it seemed. The body of the Palestinian sat against a pile of concrete blocks yesterday, the corpse perched on a cascading field of rubble that had once been the walls and furnishings of homes. His head was slumped. His left hand rested on a partially outstretched leg. His green fatigues were caked with dirt, and a streak of blood lined his forehead. Flies buzzed around his head; he had been there for days. Bullet cartridges were scattered near his hiking boots.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 1, 2002
JERUSALEM -- The United Nations appeared ready yesterday to abandon its effort to send a fact-finding mission to war-ravaged Jenin in the Palestinian West Bank after Israel's security Cabinet voted to block the inquiry unless it met six conditions. Facing Palestinian charges that its army massacred civilians at the Jenin refugee camp, Israel wants a say in which of its soldiers can be interviewed and wants to protect them from any legal action. It also wants more military experts on the panel and insists that the United Nations also investigate Palestinian militant activities.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 21, 2002
JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank -- Jamal Hamdan dug in search of his uncle's Jordanian passport. Eyman Bilan dug for the clothes belonging to her six children. Mahmoud Abu Fayed searched for the body of his paralyzed son, who was unable to escape when Israeli soldiers leveled the family's house. Dozens of Palestinians who escaped the battles here during the past two weeks mined high mounds of hard-packed rubble with bare hands, makeshift pickaxes and broken shovels this weekend, trying to unearth their possessions, houses and families.
NEWS
By Laura King and Laura King,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 20, 2003
JERUSALEM - The acting governor of the northern West Bank city of Jenin was seized, beaten and briefly held prisoner by Palestinian militants yesterday, witnesses and officials said. The daylight attack, on the eve of a scheduled meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, appeared to be the latest manifestation of an increasingly chaotic power struggle among Palestinians loyal to Yasser Arafat and those who support the U.S.-backed Abbas.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 18, 2003
JENIN, West Bank - On a deserted downtown street littered with broken asphalt, the driver of a lone garbage truck stops for a bag of refuse in what seems a useless act of civic responsibility in this moribund city. In reality, it is a small victory. Jenin has been occupied by the Israeli army and subject to frequent curfews for the past nine months, reducing life to a day-to-day battle for survival by people trapped in their homes and unable to go to jobs, schools or stores. Yet efforts are being made to restore some semblance of normality.
TOPIC
December 1, 2002
The World Three suicide bombers drove a vehicle packed with explosives into an Israeli-owned resort near Mombasa, Kenya, killing themselves and 13 other people. Just before, two shoulder-launched missiles were fired at a nearby airport in an unsuccessful attempt to bring down an Israeli airliner flying to Tel Aviv. Likud Party voters overwhelmingly picked Ariel Sharon over Benjamin Netanyahu to run for prime minister in next month's Israeli elections. Six voters died when two Palestinian gunmen - who were also killed - opened fire on a polling place in the northern town of Beit Shean.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 26, 2002
JERUSALEM - Israeli forces tightened their grip on the West Bank city of Jenin again yesterday. Hundreds of soldiers supported by scores of tanks and other armored vehicles swept into the city, in what Israel called a hunt for a terrorist cell behind a suicide attack on a bus that killed 16 people Monday. The incursion, the biggest since the summer, came as a Bush administration envoy here tried for a third day to promote a "road map" toward peace. The incursion also came a few hours after Israeli and Palestinian officials met for talks on improving security and easing Israeli restrictions in some areas.
NEWS
October 15, 2002
Bulldozers are proper tools for fighting terror The Sun's article "Feared `beasts' in Mideast" (Oct. 4) looks through the wrong end of the telescope. Yes, it was tragic for Hamad Shatat and his family that their home was bulldozed by the Israeli army. But while the article says the home was built without a permit, it does not note that increased illegal construction by Arabs in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has been part of the Israeli-Palestinian confrontation for years. The article says the Shatats claim permission is difficult to obtain because of travel restrictions.
NEWS
By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | May 1, 2002
JERUSALEM -- The United Nations appeared ready yesterday to abandon its effort to send a fact-finding mission to war-ravaged Jenin in the Palestinian West Bank after Israel's security Cabinet voted to block the inquiry unless it met six conditions. Facing Palestinian charges that its army massacred civilians at the Jenin refugee camp, Israel wants a say in which of its soldiers can be interviewed and wants to protect them from any legal action. It also wants more military experts on the panel and insists that the United Nations also investigate Palestinian militant activities.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | March 18, 2003
JENIN, West Bank - On a deserted downtown street littered with broken asphalt, the driver of a lone garbage truck stops for a bag of refuse in what seems a useless act of civic responsibility in this moribund city. In reality, it is a small victory. Jenin has been occupied by the Israeli army and subject to frequent curfews for the past nine months, reducing life to a day-to-day battle for survival by people trapped in their homes and unable to go to jobs, schools or stores. Yet efforts are being made to restore some semblance of normality.
NEWS
April 25, 2002
IN THE historiography of the Palestinian struggle, the villages of Deir Yassin and Kfar Qasim evoke the killing of innocents by Israeli fighters. Now Jenin has entered the lexicon of the massacre. In some quarters of the Arab world, Israel's military assault on the Palestinian refugee camp in Jenin has taken on historic proportions, even though the number of dead and the manner in which they died is in dispute. A moderate newspaper in Saudia Arabia, the Arab News, said in a recent editorial that the deaths in Jenin evoke "the name of Srebrenica," the Bosnian town in which 7,500 Muslim men and boys were murdered by Serbs.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 21, 2002
JENIN REFUGEE CAMP, West Bank -- Jamal Hamdan dug in search of his uncle's Jordanian passport. Eyman Bilan dug for the clothes belonging to her six children. Mahmoud Abu Fayed searched for the body of his paralyzed son, who was unable to escape when Israeli soldiers leveled the family's house. Dozens of Palestinians who escaped the battles here during the past two weeks mined high mounds of hard-packed rubble with bare hands, makeshift pickaxes and broken shovels this weekend, trying to unearth their possessions, houses and families.
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