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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 4, 2003
JERUSALEM - In a series of military strikes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip yesterday, Israeli forces killed seven Palestinians and blocked more than 1,000 Palestinian men and boys from returning home for a second day as they scoured a refugee camp for wanted men. Sending up clouds of dust on the outskirts of east Jerusalem, Israeli authorities used jackhammers and backhoes to crush more than a dozen Palestinian homes and other buildings that they said...
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,Sun Foreign Reporter | March 18, 2007
NETANYA, Israel -- Robin Leigh, a 45-year-old London attorney, arrived in this seaside city on a recent afternoon to pick out bathroom and kitchen fixtures for his new three-bedroom condominium overlooking the Mediterranean. His purchase was the latest confirmation of Netanya's transformation from one of the most frequently bombed cities during the last six years of Israeli-Palestinian violence to one of Israel's most sought-after addresses. Just 10 miles away in the West Bank city of Tulkarm, the launching pad for many Palestinian bombers, another move was under way. Abu Afif, 48, a Palestinian building contractor whose business had gone bankrupt amid tight Israeli security restrictions and crippling international sanctions against the Hamas-led government, was packing his bags to seek a new life in Dubai.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | January 22, 2002
JERUSALEM - With helicopters hovering overhead, Israeli soldiers marched into the Palestinian city of Tulkarm yesterday, placed residents under curfew and exchanged fire with militants. Responding to attacks that have left 10 Israelis dead in a week, soldiers took over eight buildings, including a college, the mayor's house and the police station, in the sprawling West Bank city. The Israeli army has reoccupied portions of several West Bank cities and villages over the past several months, but this was the first time since the Oslo peace accords gave Palestinians autonomy over part of the West Bank in 1993 that Israel has seized an entire municipality.
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By LAURA KING and LAURA KING,THE LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 25, 2005
JERUSALEM - Israeli troops swooped down on a West Bank hide-out early yesterday and shot to death a senior commander of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and one of his top aides, according to military spokesmen and Palestinian officials. The killing of Luai Saadi, a fugitive blamed by Israeli authorities for orchestrating attacks that killed 12 Israelis this year, drew threats of vengeance from Islamic Jihad. As Israel ushered in the Jewish holiday of Simhat Torah, the Israeli military stepped up its state of readiness and Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz warned that any strike by Islamic Jihad would be met with a harsh response.
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By John Murphy and John Murphy,Sun Foreign Reporter | March 18, 2007
NETANYA, Israel -- Robin Leigh, a 45-year-old London attorney, arrived in this seaside city on a recent afternoon to pick out bathroom and kitchen fixtures for his new three-bedroom condominium overlooking the Mediterranean. His purchase was the latest confirmation of Netanya's transformation from one of the most frequently bombed cities during the last six years of Israeli-Palestinian violence to one of Israel's most sought-after addresses. Just 10 miles away in the West Bank city of Tulkarm, the launching pad for many Palestinian bombers, another move was under way. Abu Afif, 48, a Palestinian building contractor whose business had gone bankrupt amid tight Israeli security restrictions and crippling international sanctions against the Hamas-led government, was packing his bags to seek a new life in Dubai.
NEWS
By LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 22, 2005
JERUSALEM - Palestinians reacted with dismay yesterday to Israel's announcement that it will build 3,500 more housing units in and near the West Bank's largest Jewish settlement, in apparent contravention of a U.S.-backed peace blueprint. Meanwhile, after several days of delay and argument, Israel formally handed over the West Bank town of Tulkarm to Palestinian security control late yesterday. Tulkarm is the second of five Palestinian towns and cities from which Israeli troops are pulling back under an agreement reached last month at a summit in Egypt.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 30, 2002
TULKARM, West Bank -- Outside this hardscrabble West Bank town, the death yesterday of Abdul Karim Salameh might soon be forgotten. He was a 11-year-old boy, he threw rocks at Israeli soldiers, and then he was dead. A doctor said he had been shot in the head. A spokesman for the Israeli military said troops patrolling this Palestinian town had responded to a riot with weapons not intended to cause death. By late yesterday afternoon, Abdul's body was gone, and a group of his playmates tossed a ball near the spot where he had fallen.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 31, 2003
HEBRON, West Bank - Israeli forces staged two major operations in the West Bank yesterday, fatally shooting two Palestinians in Tulkarm and sending scores of soldiers into this battered city, where they closed TV stations and demolished a block-long produce market. The operations in Tulkarm and Hebron, with other Israeli military activity, came two days after an overwhelming election victory by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who pledged a tough approach to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
NEWS
By LAURA KING and LAURA KING,THE LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 25, 2005
JERUSALEM - Israeli troops swooped down on a West Bank hide-out early yesterday and shot to death a senior commander of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and one of his top aides, according to military spokesmen and Palestinian officials. The killing of Luai Saadi, a fugitive blamed by Israeli authorities for orchestrating attacks that killed 12 Israelis this year, drew threats of vengeance from Islamic Jihad. As Israel ushered in the Jewish holiday of Simhat Torah, the Israeli military stepped up its state of readiness and Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz warned that any strike by Islamic Jihad would be met with a harsh response.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | June 6, 2001
QALQILYA, West Bank - At a tent where family and friends mourned the suicide bomber who killed himself and 20 young Israelis Friday night, a 16-year-old cousin sat near a Hamas banner depicting a bus engulfed in a fireball and said, "Everyone wishes to be a martyr." If such words strike fear into Israelis, so does the site from which he uttered them. Qalqilya is within walking distance of a notoriously porous border between Israel and the West Bank, across which suicide bombers have moved undetected in recent months en route to cities along Israel's congested coastline to try to kill as many Israelis as possible.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 22, 2005
JERUSALEM - Palestinians reacted with dismay yesterday to Israel's announcement that it will build 3,500 more housing units in and near the West Bank's largest Jewish settlement, in apparent contravention of a U.S.-backed peace blueprint. Meanwhile, after several days of delay and argument, Israel formally handed over the West Bank town of Tulkarm to Palestinian security control late yesterday. Tulkarm is the second of five Palestinian towns and cities from which Israeli troops are pulling back under an agreement reached last month at a summit in Egypt.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | April 4, 2003
JERUSALEM - In a series of military strikes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip yesterday, Israeli forces killed seven Palestinians and blocked more than 1,000 Palestinian men and boys from returning home for a second day as they scoured a refugee camp for wanted men. Sending up clouds of dust on the outskirts of east Jerusalem, Israeli authorities used jackhammers and backhoes to crush more than a dozen Palestinian homes and other buildings that they said...
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | January 31, 2003
HEBRON, West Bank - Israeli forces staged two major operations in the West Bank yesterday, fatally shooting two Palestinians in Tulkarm and sending scores of soldiers into this battered city, where they closed TV stations and demolished a block-long produce market. The operations in Tulkarm and Hebron, with other Israeli military activity, came two days after an overwhelming election victory by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who pledged a tough approach to the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | December 30, 2002
TULKARM, West Bank -- Outside this hardscrabble West Bank town, the death yesterday of Abdul Karim Salameh might soon be forgotten. He was a 11-year-old boy, he threw rocks at Israeli soldiers, and then he was dead. A doctor said he had been shot in the head. A spokesman for the Israeli military said troops patrolling this Palestinian town had responded to a riot with weapons not intended to cause death. By late yesterday afternoon, Abdul's body was gone, and a group of his playmates tossed a ball near the spot where he had fallen.
NEWS
By Neve Gordon | January 23, 2002
JERUSALEM -- Fully 74 percent of Israelis are in favor of the government's assassination policy, according to a recent poll in Israel's largest newspaper, Yediot Ahronot. But when asked if they thought the assassinations were effective, 45 percent claimed that they actually increase Palestinian terrorism, 31 percent stated that they have no effect on terrorism and only 22 percent averred that assassinations help deter terrorism. Nearly half of all Israelis believe that the government's reaction to terrorism -- such as the summary execution Jan. 14 of Tanzim chief Raed Karmi in the West Bank town of Tulkarm -- is hostile to their own interests, but they continue to support assassinations.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | January 22, 2002
JERUSALEM -- With helicopters hovering overhead, Israeli soldiers marched into the Palestinian city of Tulkarm yesterday, placed residents under curfew and exchanged fire with militants. Responding to attacks that have left 10 Israelis dead in a week, soldiers took over eight buildings, including a college, the mayor's house and the police station, in the sprawling West Bank city. The Israeli army has reoccupied portions of several West Bank cities and villages over the past several months, but this was the first time since the Oslo peace accords gave Palestinians autonomy over part of the West Bank in 1993 that Israel has seized an entire municipality.
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