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June 11, 2003 - Israeli troops bulldozed flat the house of a wheelchair bound Palestinian citizen in the pre-1948 town of Al-Lydd, now the Israeli mixed town of Lod. Backed by an Israeli helicopter gunship and over 200 Israeli policemen, two Israeli bulldozers demolished the 40 square meter house of the 23-year-old Hany Zbeidah, a computer engineer, according to a human rights activist at the scene. Zbeidah was forcibly removed from his house, as it was demolished with the contents inside. - Islam Online

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News, May 28: Army Confiscates lands in Salfit, Wounds two children near Tulkarem, Bulldozes fields, Settlers burn them
International Middle East Media Center 5/28/2004
Army confiscates lands in Salfit: Soldiers handed several residents in the village of Masha, west Salfit, north of the West Bank, orders to confiscate...

Police seize two 'fake Palestinian ambulances'
Maariv 5/28/2004
Israel has been accusing Palestinians of using vehicles to move wanted terrorists and arms between Palestinian areas. -- Policemen from the Ma’ale Edumim station caught...

IOF Shoots Dead Two, Wounds Three in Gaza
International Press Center 5/28/2004
RAFAH. Palestine, May 28.2004. (IPC+WAFA)--- The Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) shot dead today the Palestinian citizen Ahmed Abu Jamous,23, resident of Al-Jeneina...

Photostory: Suffering and desolation in Rafah, 23 May
Electronic Intifada 5/27/2004
Photographer: Mahfouz Abu Turk, The Electronic Intifada, 27 May 2004 -- Mahfouz Abu Turk is a Palestinian photojournalist based in Jerusalem. Abu Turk has taken...

Israeli convoy attacked in Gaza
BBC 5/28/2004
A car bomb has exploded near an Israeli convoy in the border zone between Egypt and the Gaza Strip. The car reportedly stopped near...

Rafah Offensive Killed 62, Displaced Some 2,000
Islam Online 5/27/2004
RAFAH, May 26 (IslamOnline.net) – The Israeli military offensive on the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah and its refugee camp has claimed the lives...

Two IDF soldiers hurt by friendly fire in Gaza
Ha'aretz 5/28/2004
3 Palestinian houses destroyed in Dir al-Balah -- Two Israel Defense Forces soldiers were wounded, one moderately, by flechette shell fragments fired by an Israeli...

IOF Onslaught Turns to Nablus
International Press Center 5/27/2004
NABLUS, Palestine, May 27, 2004 (IPC)-- The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) started a wide offensive on the city of Nablus and its suburbs, in...

IOF Invades Deir El Balah, Demolishes Houses and Arrests Citizens in West Bank
International Press Center 5/27/2004
DEIR EL BALAH, Palestine, May 27, 2004 (IPC + WAFA)-- The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) launched a large-scale campaign on the city of Deir El...

Rafah: Waiting for Burial
Rafah Today 5/24/2004
11.30 p.m. It has been quite some time now with the dead people lying there in tomato refrigerators. Their bodies were frozen. Palestinians in...

Palestinian Family Recalls Close Call In Rafah
Islam Online 5/25/2004
RAFAH, Gaza Strip, May 25 (IslamOnline.net) – "Such horrible 21 hours. Death was there, dancing crazily around me and my family. Bullets and tank shells...

Israeli Troops Lunches a Wide Arrest Campaign in the West Bank
International Press Center 5/25/2004
WEST BANK, May25,2004 (IPC+WAFA)---The Israeli occupying forces stepped up its aggression in the West Bank and launched a wide scale of arrest...

IOF Grips Control Over Nablus, Shells Rafah
International Press Center 5/26/2004
NABLUS, Palestine, May 26, 2004 (IPC + Agencies)-- Israeli occupying forces (IOF) gripped control on Wednesday over the West Bank city of Nablus, as its...

IOF Kills Three Citizens in Rafah, Wounds Others in West Bank
International Press Center 5/26/2004
RAFAH, Palestine, May 26, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) shot and killed three citizens in the southern Gaza Strip city of...

Two Palestinian killed by IDF troops in southern Gaza
Ha'aretz 5/26/2004
Two Palestinians were killed by Israel Defense Forces fire over the past 24 hours in the southern Gaza Strip. A Palestinian man was killed...

Israeli troops pull back from Rafah camp
The Guardian 5/25/2004
International criticism of death toll spurs withdrawal -- Israeli forces pulled out of most of the Rafah refugee camp last night amid criticism of the...

Bloody vengeance or assault on terrorists: can the truth emerge from Rafah's ruins?
The Guardian 5/26/2004
Rafah's residents are inclined to take Israel's military at its word when it says the assault on the town and refugee camp is not...

Horror in Rafah
By Khaled Amayreh, Al-Ahram Weekly on-line 5/21/2004
On Tuesday, thousands of Israeli troops, backed by tanks, bulldozers and helicopter gunships, ransacked and destroyed large sections of Rafah, at the southernmost tip...

Call for inquiry as Israel insists 'peaceful' protesters were armed
The Independent 5/21/2004
As they buried their dead here yesterday after Wednesday's demonstration outside the Tel al Sultan refugee camp, it was already clear that even among...

Bodies Fill Gaza Farm Fridge After Morgue Overflows
Palestine Chronicle 5/20/2004
One middle-aged man came out weeping and sank to his knees. 'It’s him, it’s him, it’s Mohammed,' he wailed, referring to a 12-year-old...

Teenager Dies of Wounds in Gaza and IOF Prevents Citizens from Performing Prayers in Jerusalem
International Press Center 5/21/2004
GAZA, Palestine, May 21, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - Medical sources declared today that a teenager died of wounds he sustained during the Israeli invasion of...

Israeli withdrawal leaves trail of debris
BBC 5/21/2004
The Israelis held the north side of the Brazil neighbourhood of the Rafah refugee camp for just a day, but what they have done...

Video: Israeli Attack on Gaza Protest Kills at Least 12
Washington Post 5/19/2004

Two More Citizens Killed and 14 Wounded as IOF Redeploys Around Rafah
International Press Center 5/21/2004
RAFAH, Palestine, May 21, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - Medical sources in the battered and besieged city of Rafah declared that the Israeli occupying forces (IOF...

IDF Chief: Only one tunnel used to smuggle arms found in Rafah raid
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004
IDF redeploys in Rafah, says scaling down Gaza operation --Israel has uncovered only one tunnel used for arms smuggling during the ongoing military operation...

Israeli forces redeploy in Rafah
Al-Jazeera 5/21/2004
Israeli occupation troops have redeployed from two neighbourhoods in the occupied Gaza Strip refugee camp of Rafah, leaving behind a trail of death and...

Gaza fury after Israeli pullback
BBC 5/21/2004
The scale of the destruction in the town of Rafah in southern Gaza has become apparent after Israeli troops pulled out of two key...

Bulldozers crush hope in Rafah camp
The Guardian 5/21/2004
Palestinians scramble to safety as Israeli attack flattens homes -- Fatima Sharif Hassan fled the "Block O" neighbourhood of Rafah refugee camp a week ago...

Rafah under fire
The Guardian 5/21/2004
In pictures: Key images of the aftermath of the Israeli incursion into the Rafah refugee camp.-- May 21 2004: Following the deaths of 12...

Picture File: Israel Kills Seven More Palestinians In Rafah
Islam Online 5/20/2004
Seven Palestinians were killed by an Israeli helicopter attack in the southern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Rafah early Thursday, May 20, 2004. The...

Wanted list falls into Palestinian hands
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004
Israeli soldiers in Jenin yesterday lost a detailed list of Palestinians wanted by Israel - and the list fell into Palestinian hands. Additionally, an officer...

Barghouti backers vow kidnappings to force his release
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004
Responding angrily to yesterday's conviction of Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti for the murder of five people, Gaza Strip militants vowed to kidnap Israeli soldiers...

Palestinian doctors despair at rising toll of children shot dead by army snipers
The Guardian 5/20/2004
As the carnage in Rafah escalates, bullet wounds belie the official Israeli line on killings of young teenagers -- The tiny hole buried under Asma...

IOF Wounds Citizen Critically in Hebron, Intensify Measures on East Jerusalem
International Press Center 5/19/2004
HEBRON, Palestine, May 19, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) shot and wounded a citizen seriously north of Hebron, while intensifying measures...

Gaza town in shock at bloodshed
BBC 5/19/2004
Palestinians in Rafah have been expressing their grief and outrage after protesters marching against Israel's raids on a neighbouring refugee camp were hit by...

PCRS: Israeli Army attacks peaceful solidarity march in Rafah
Electronic Intifada/PCRS 5/19/2004
According to eyewitnesses and live television reports, an Israeli Army tank fired two missiles towards the marchers and immediately after that, Apache helicopters began...

Israelis fire on crowds in Gaza
BBC 5/19/2004
Israeli troops have opened fire during a protest by Palestinian demonstrators in the town of Rafah in southern Gaza. At least 10 people were...

Jordanian soldier opens fires on Israelis at Allenby Bridge
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004
A Jordanian soldier opened fire Thursday afternoon at a group of four Israelis at the Allenby Bridge border crossing between Israel and Jordan. There...

In Pictures: Carnage in Rafah, Gaza Strip
Al-Jazeera 5/20/2004

At least 9 people killed on third day of IDF's Rafah raid
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004
Nine Palestinians were killed Thursday by Israel Defense Forces soldiers as troops moved into two new neighborhoods in the Rafah refugee camp on the...

Israel intensifies Gaza offensive
BBC 5/20/2004
Israeli troops have pushed deeper into southern Gaza, a day after the United Nations condemned Israel for killing at least eight Palestinian protesters. Helicopter...

The "Peaceful Demonstration" Massacre Death Toll in Rafah Rises to More than 15
International Press Center 5/20/2004
RAFAH, Palestine, May 20, 2004 (IPC + Agencies)-- Medical sources in the city of Rafah declared that the number of civilians killed during the Israeli...

Killing of Nine Palestinians Including a Child Raises the Death Toll in Rafah to 45
International Press Center 5/20/2004
RAFAH, May 20, 2004 (IPC+WAFA)-- The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) continue its onslaught on Rafah city and its refugee camp, killing six citizens...

Death Toll in Rafah Rises to 63, IOF Displaces Family Close to Palestinian-Egyptian Borders
International Press Center 5/20/2004
RAFAH, Palestine, May 20, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - Israel's "Operation Rainbow" in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah has so far claimed the lives...

Ten die as Israeli tanks fire on peaceful protest
The Guardian 5/20/2004
Israeli forces fired tank shells into a peaceful Palestinian protest during the ongoing assault on Rafah refugee camp yesterday, killing at least 10 people...

At least 20 Palestinians killed in major IDF operation in Rafah
Ha'aretz 5/19/2004
At least 20 Palestinians were killed Tuesday, witnesses said, as the Israel Defense Forces launched a major operation in Rafah, on the Gaza-Egypt border...

IOF Kills a Citizen, Arrests Others and Occupies a House in West Bank
International Press Center 5/18/2004
NABLUS, Palestine, May 18, 2004 (IPC + WAFA)-- The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) shot and killed a citizen in the city of Nablus, while several...

Carnage in Rafah: 13 Citizens Killed, Scores Wounded and Hundreds of Homes to be Leveled
International Press Center 5/18/2004
RAFAH, Palestine, May 18, 2004 (IPC + WAFA)-- The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) continued the massacre against the population of the southern Gaza Strip city...

Israel's bloody assault on Gaza continues
Al-Jazeera 5/18/2004
Israeli ocupation forces have killed at least 19 Palestinians in a prolonged military assault in the southern Gaza Strip. An 11-year-old boy and...

Massive Gaza raid leaves at least 20 dead
Daily Star 5/18/2004
Israel's Army killed at least 20 Palestinians on Tuesday in the heaviest raid inside the Gaza Strip for years, as tanks and infantry thrust...

'There were rockets, shells. It was war. Then bulldozers destroyed everything'
The Guardian 5/18/2004
Chris McGreal in Rafah reports on Palestinians preparing to flee Israel's onslaught -- Um Hisham Qishta stood at the spot where she cradled a dying...

Israeli Undercover Unit Assassinates A Palestinian, Wound Another And Kidnap Him
International Press Center 5/18/2004
JENIN, May 18,2004 (IPC+WAFA)--The Israeli occupying forces has extra-judicially executed today noon a citizen in Anza village, south west of Jenin and...

SIS Report: 3,207 Palestinians Killed and 40,000 Others Wounded by IOF in 43 Months
International Press Center 5/18/2004
GAZA, Palestine, May 18, 2004 (IPC) - - Palestinian State Information Service (SIS) confirmed that the Palestinian death toll during 43 months of the Intifada has...

From the heart of battered Al Zaytoun...
Rafah Today 5/17/2004
Over 16 killed people, and more 200 injured people, and a very large number of demolished houses.. in addition to dividing Gaza Strip into...

Breaking News: F-16s, Israeli Warships Shelling Rafah
Rafah Today 5/17/2004
The Israeli Apaches, F16s began invading the whole Rafah City by heavy weapons and canons, people are running in the streets out of their...

Hundreds of Rafah homes slated for demolition, Canal planned to cut off Gaza
Ha'aretz 5/17/2004
The Israel Defense Forces were poised to begin a major operation in the southern Gaza Strip last night - the first time they have conducted...

Two Israeli Air Strikes Pound Two Offices , Wounds 4, Including A Child In Gaza
International Press Center 5/16/2004
GAZA, May 16, 2004 (IPC+WAFA)-- For the second day in row the israeli Apches raid on gaza city. the IOFapaches pounded two targets...

IOF Arrests Four Citizens, Invades Towns in West Bank
International Press Center 5/16/2004
BETHLEHEM, Palestine, May 16, 2004 (IPC + WAFA)-- The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) arrested three citizens from a refugee camp in the Bethlehem governorate, as...

IOF Continues Its Incursion into Tulkarem
International Press Center 5/16/2004
TULKAREM. Palestine. May 16, 2004. (IPC+WAFA)--- The Israeli Occupying Forces (IOF) has continued its incursion into the West Bank city of Tulkarem, its...

3 Palestinians killed in Israeli missile strike in Rafah
Ha'aretz 5/18/2004
Three Palestinians were killed early Tuesday and seven were wounded, one critically, when an Israeli helicopter fired three missiles at an unoccupied part of...

Israeli Troops Raid Rafah for More Houses Demolition
International Press Center 5/17/2004
RAFAH, Palestine,May 17, 2004 (IPC+Agencies)-- Massive troops of the Israeli occupying forces (IOF) advanced deep about 2 km inside the eastern road...

Israel sends tanks into Rafah
The Guardian 5/18/2004
Hundreds of Palestinians today fled the Rafah refugee camp in Gaza as Israeli tanks moved in for what is expected to be a major...

Six Palestinians Killed by IOF, Warplanes Raid Gaza’s Apartments
International Press Center 5/17/2004
GAZA, May17,2004 (IPC+ Agencies)-- Israeli occupying forces (IOF) shot dead six Palestinian citizens in separate events in different parts of the occupied Palestinian territories...

Photos: Death and destruction in the Gaza Strip
Al-Jazeera 5/16/2004

Fears for Gaza homes as Israelis seal off town
The Independent 5/18/2004
The Israeli Army sealed off the increasingly tense southern Gaza town of Rafah yesterday in what fearful residents assumed was the first stage of...

Israel invades, seals off Rafah
Al-Jazeera 5/17/2004
Israeli occupation forces, using tanks, bulldozers and helicopters, opened fire as it invaded the refugee town of Rafah, cutting it off from rest of...

Hundred homes destroyed in Gaza raid
The Independent 5/15/2004
Two more Israeli soldiers were killed yesterday in southern Gaza in a military operation which razed up to 100 Palestinian houses. Commanders said they...

Yaalon forbids carrying explosives in APCs
Maariv 5/14/2004
Decision comes amid two deadly Gaza attacks in which 11 soldiers, who were in APCs laden with explosives, were killed. Maj. Gen. Harel: IDF...

12 Gazans killed in fighting
Ha'aretz 5/15/2004
Israel will not "run away" from Gaza, Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz said yesterday after another day of fierce fighting in the Strip in which...

Rafah Today: Body Parts
Rafah Today 5/13/2004
I'm not sure if these parts of a body belong to my close relative Hani (21) who was just killed in that massacre or...

Israel To Destroy "Hundreds Of Homes" In Rafah
Islam Online 5/14/2004
GAZA CITY, May 14 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) - Hours after Israel declared hundred more Palestinian homes would be pulled down in the southern Gaza Strip...

Palestinians: IDF razing homes in Gaza refugee camp
Ha'aretz 5/14/2004
A source in Jerusalem said the IDF intends to destroy "dozens or perhaps hundreds" of homes and widen the 9-km long buffer zone...

Israeli missiles kill 19 Palestinians
Al-Jazeera 5/14/2004
Three more Palestinians have been killed and about 20 wounded in the latest Israeli missile strikes on the southern Gaza Strip refugee town of...

Four dead in Gaza clashes
Al-Jazeera 5/14/2004
The Palestinian authority described Israel's plan to raze hundreds of houses in Gaza as a "major catastrophe", and urged the international community to prevent...

Israel takes bloody revenge in Gaza for killing of soldiers
The Guardian 5/14/2004
Palestinians die and streets are blown up as troops search for remains of victims of bomb attack -- Israeli forces yesterday left a trail of...

Battered Al Zytoun…. Accounts on the cruelty of the Israeli occupation
International Press Center 5/12/2004
From the heart of the battered Al-Zytoun neighborhood in Gaza City, as the combat helicopters indiscriminately opened its machinegun fire on the citizens and...

Forensic tests identify 3 soldiers killed in Rafah
Ha'aretz 5/14/2004
Forensic testing late Thursday night confirmed the identities of three out of five Israel Defense Forces soldiers who were killed Wednesday during an attack...

Family Says Israeli Soldiers Buried Wounded Son Alive
Palestine Media Center 5/13/2004
Palestinian Death Toll in Gaza Strip Rises to 29 in 48 Hours -- A Palestinian family has charged that Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) buried their...

Israeli incursion into al-Zaytoun neighborhood in the south of Gaza City
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 5/12/2004
Photos of massive destruction by Israeli forces, 11-12 May 2004...

IOF Wounds a Citizen in Nablus, Arrests Several in WB
International Press Center 5/13/2004
Deputy director of education in Bethlehem governorate, Sami Marwa....pointed out that the Israeli forces used stun grenades, tear gas canisters and live bullets...

24 Palestinians Killed Since Monday, Further 200 Wounded in Two Attacks in Al Zytoun and Rafah
International Press Center 5/13/2004
GAZA, May 13, 2004 (IPC+WAFA)-- The Israeli occupying forces since last Monday run amok insanely in Al Zytoun neighborhood of Gaza city, south...

IOF Continues Dividing Gaza Strip
International Press Center 5/13/2004
GAZA, Palestine, May 13, 2004 (IPC + WAFA)-- The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) continued closing all crossings of Gaza Strip and holding people between the...

IOF Copter Missiles Kill 11 Palestinians; Wound 45 In Rafah, As IOF Pull Out Of Al Zaytoun
International Press Center 5/13/2004
RAFAH, May 13, 2004 (IPC+WAFA)-- The death toll of those killed in Rafah climbed to eleven as three more citizens were killed and...

IOF's Onslaught on Gaza Strip and West Bank Continues
International Press Center 5/13/2004
RAFAH, Palestine, May 13, 2004 (IPC+WAFA) - - The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) continued today its closure of Abu Holi road, located to the south...

Abushbak: Handing Over Israeli Soldiers' Remains Came for Moral and Human Reasons
International Press Center 5/13/2004
GAZA, Palestine, May 13, 2004 (IPC) - - The Director of the Preventive Security in Gaza Strip, Colonel Rashid Abushbak, said that the handing over the...

11 killed in Israeli strike on Gaza camp
The Guardian 5/13/2004
Israeli missile strikes on a Palestinian refugee camp today killed at least 11 people, injuring 29 others. The strikes hit the Rafah refugee camp...

IDF operating in Rafah: 16 Palestinians killed
Maariv 5/13/2004
Infantry and armored corps take over outskirts of the city, as search for soldiers' remains continues. PM Sharon thanks Mubarak for Egyptian assistance in...

Israel accused of attacking UN post
Al-Jazeera 5/12/2004
UN peacekeepers in south Lebanon have accused Israeli troops of firing smoke bombs at an observation post in an attempt to obscure its border...

IOF Onslaught Continues in Al Zytoun; Eight Killed, 170 Wounded, Gross Damages Inflicted
International Press Center 5/12/2004
GAZA, May 12, 2004 (IPC + Agencies) - - The death toll of the Israeli massacre in Al Zytoun neighborhood of Gaza climbed to eight while more...

Israel storms Gaza for troops' remains
Al-Jazeera 5/12/2004
Several Israeli soldiers and Palestinians have been killed in clashes in the Gaza Strip as occupation troops hunt for the remains of colleagues killed...

Report: Hezbollah found grave of MIA Ron Arad in Lebanon
Ha'aretz 5/12/2004
The grave of Israeli airman Ron Arad has been found by Hezbollah in Lebanon, the London-based Arab newspaper Al-Sharq al-Awsat reported Wednesday. According to...

IOF Offensive Continues in West Bank
International Press Center 5/12/2004
JENIN, Palestine, May 12, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) broke yesterday night into the West Bank town of Jenin and launched...

Wednesday's Death Toll Climbs to Five and 40 Wounded in Gaza City
International Press Center 5/12/2004
GAZA, Palestine, May 12, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - As the large scale invasion of the Al Zaytoun neighborhood in Gaza City continues for the third...

IDF reports casualties in attack on APC near Rafah
Ha'aretz 5/12/2004
At least five Israel Defense Forces soldiers were wounded on Wednesday evening when an armored personnel carrier (APC) was hit while travelling through the...

Six Israeli soldiers killed in landmine attack
The Guardian 5/12/2004
Six Israeli soldiers were killed when the armoured vehicle they were travelling in was blown up by Palestinian militants today, according to initial reports...

Death Toll in Gaza rises to 13 and over 72 injuries
International Middle East Media Center 5/11/2004
The death toll in Gaza Strip had risen to 13 as 3 more Palestinians were killed in the Israeli military operation in the Strip...

Soldiers fight to find friends body parts
Maariv 5/12/2004
IDF escalating searches in Gaza, soldiers fought with tears in their eyes to find body parts.Government approaches ICRC to intervene. -- “It was not regular...

UN says IDF fired smoke bombs at post
Ha'aretz 5/12/2004
BEIRUT - The UN peacekeeping force in south Lebanon has accused Israeli troops of firing smoke bombs at one of its observation posts during clashes...

Unsuccessful Assassination Attempt Resulted in One Martyr and Eight Casualties in Al Shajaeiya Neighborhood of Gaza City
International Press Center 5/11/2004
GAZA, May 11, 2004 (IPC + WAFA)--This afternoon, one citizen was martyred and eight were injured due to Israeli Apache air strike at a...

In a Fresh Massacre: IOF Kills Seven, Wounds more than 110, 15 critically
International Press Center 5/11/2004
GAZA, May 11, 2004 (IPC + Agencies)-- Seven Palestinian citizens have been killed in a new massacre perpetrated by the Israeli occupying forces since Monday...

The soldiers' APC was not built to withstand large bombs
Ha'aretz 5/11/2004
The armored personnel carrier which was ripped apart by a massive roadside bomb Tuesday morning, killing all six IDF soldiers inside, is a Kasman...

Gaza Today: IOF Invades Al Zaytoun
Rafah Today 5/11/2004
BREAKING NEWS: Over 40 tanks and bulldozers invading Al Zaytoun neighborhood in South Gaza City, and Apaches warplanes supporting the IDF in the attack...

Sharon vows to hit militants 'wherever they hide'
Daily Star 5/11/2004
JERUSALEM: After six Israeli soldiers were killed in Gaza City on Tuesday, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon vowed Israel would seek out and strike at...

6 soldiers killed in Gaza; troops pour in as Strip cut in 3
Ha'aretz 5/12/2004
Six Israel Defense Forces soldiers from the Givati Brigade's engineering company were killed in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning, when a bomb exploded...

Abu Ghraib photos left on vandalised Gaza graves
Financial Times 5/10/2004
Vandals damaged 30 grave- stones at the Commonwealth war cemetery near Gaza City at the weekend and plastered others with photographs of coalition soldiers...

Toll rises in Gaza rampage
Al-Jazeera 5/11/2004
Nine Palestinians are dead and around 120 injured as Israeli occupation troops rampage through a Gaza City neighbourhood following the deaths of six of...

Eleven dead in Gaza battle
The Guardian 5/11/2004
Six Israeli soldiers were killed today in fighting with Palestinian militants in Gaza City, the highest Israeli death toll in a single operation in...

Palestine Fact Sheets - Israeli Weapons of Mass Destruction
Palestine Monitor 3/1/2004
Israel is believed to be the sixth nation in the world and the first in the MiddleEast to have developed and acquired nuclear weapons...

8 Palestinians hurt in Hamas-Fatah gunfight
Ha'aretz 5/10/2004
Activists from rival groups clash during university election campaign-- At least eight Palestinians were injured yesterday in the center of Nablus when a gunfight...

19 year-old Palestinian youth shot dead in Abu Dis, houses destroyed in El Qarara
Palestine Monitor 5/10/2004
b>Witnesses say it took an ambulance over half an hour to reach Faadi’s body due to the wall, which has now isolated the...

Gaza Today: 2 Killed, 22 Wounded, 30 Houses demolished
Rafah Today 5/9/2004
In a new incursion today morning into the Refugee Camp of Khanyounis, two citizens were killed and 22 others wounded besides 30 houses were...

Gaza raids 'leave 1,000 homeless'
BBC 5/10/2004
Israeli military raids in Gaza this month have left 1,100 Palestinians homeless, a United Nations agency says. About 130 homes have been razed in...

Two Palestinians shot dead as at least 11 houses destroyed in Gaza Strip
Al-Bawaba 5/10/2004
Israeli forces killed on Monday a Palestinian in the Gaza Strip town of al-Qarara, north of Khan Younis city, medics and witnesses said. Palestinian...

Israeli raid targets Gaza City
Al-Jazeera 5/11/2004
Israeli occupation forces backed by tanks and helicopter gunships have raided the Zaitun quarter of Gaza City. Witnesses on Monday said at least four...

Palestinians: 1 person killed, 9 hurt in IDF operation in Gaza
Ha'aretz 5/11/2004
Hospital officials in the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza City said that one Palestinian was killed and nine others were wounded, four of them gunmen...

Israeli Troops Kill 4 Children, 17 Palestinians, in 5 Days
Palestine Media Center 5/6/2004
IOF Wound Two Journalists, Destroy Local Radio Station -- Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) shot dead a Palestinian man in the West Bank city of Hebron...

Israeli Bulldozers demolish more than 24 houses in Gaza Strip
International Middle East Media Center 5/6/2004
A large force of the Israel army invaded the city of Rafah, southern Gaza Strip Friday night and destroyed more than 24 houses in...

Israeli warplanes strike deep inside Lebanese territory
Daily Star 5/7/2004
Hizbullah reports several Israelis killed -- Beirut: Israeli warplanes staged fresh attacks in south Lebanon Friday going as deep as 12 kilometers across the UN-drawn...

IOF Kills Three Citizens in Nablus and Tulkarem
International Press Center 5/6/2004
NABLUS, Palestine, May 6, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) shot dead one citizen in Nablus. Eyewitnesses said that Basem Kalbona, 18...

Israeli lessons for the US in Iraq
Al-Jazeera 5/7/2004
The torturing of Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghuraib prison by US occupying forces has shocked the world - but for most Palestinians they come...

Israeli officer killed in Hizb Allah clash
Al-Jazeera 5/7/2004
Hizb Allah fighters have killed an Israeli army officer and wounded a number of soldiers in fierce fighting in a disputed Lebanese border area...

Gaza chopper strike kills 2, wounds 22
Ha'aretz 5/5/2004
An Israeli attack helicopter fired a missile at a group of armed Palestinians in Gaza's Khan Yunis refugee camp yesterday, killing a 25-year-old...

Israel Commences Construction of an Apartheid Wall in Gaza Strip
International Press Center 5/6/2004
DEIR ELBALAH, Palestine, May 6, 2004 (IPC + Agencies)-- The Israeli occupying government commenced Thursday construction of an Apartheid Wall around the colonial road called...

IOF Executes Two Palestinians, Arrests 29 and Demolishes Six Houses
International Press Center 5/6/2004
OCCUPIED TERRITORIES, May 6, 2004 (IPC + Agencies)-- Yassin Al Golani, 22, was shot dead today morning by the Israeli troops near the Al Ibrahimi...

IOF Intimidates School Pupils in Nablus and Salfeet
International Press Center 5/6/2004
NABLUS, Palestine, May 6, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) intimidated today afternoon the pupils of Wadi Al-Bazan school in Al-Bazan Village...

IDF to build security barrier along Gush Katif road
Ha'aretz 5/6/2004
The Israel Defense Forces began constructing a protective barrier that will run the length of the seven-kilometer-long Kissufim Corridor in the Gaza Strip, where...

Lebanon complains to UN about Israeli overflights
Ha'aretz 5/6/2004
Lebanon complained to the United Nations on Thursday about Israeli overflights and an Israeli airstrike on a suspected guerrilla hideout in southern Lebanon, the...

Palestinian boy killed by militants' pipe bomb in Tul Karm
Ha'aretz 5/4/2004
A nine-year-old Palestinian boy was killed and two other children were wounded in the West Bank on Tuesday when they accidentally detonated a pipe...

Several Palestinian activists detained
Al-Jazeera 5/3/2004
Israeli occupation forces have raided several parts of the West Bank and detained at least 31 Palestinian activists. According to Aljazeera's correspondent in Ram...

IDF to boost Gaza operations in wake of attack on family
Ha'aretz 5/4/2004
The Israel Defense Forces is expected to increase its operations in the Gaza Strip following the terrorist attack on Sunday and under the cover...

Casualty Toll Mounts as Sharon Turns up the Heat
Scoop 5/3/2004
NABLUS (West Bank) - In Rafidia Hospital last night there were two sets of people in two different hallways displaying two different emotions. Sameh and...

IOF Besieges President Arafat's Office
International Press Center 5/4/2004
RAMALLAH, Palestine, May 4, 2004 (IPC + Agencies)-- The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) withdrew its forces from the President Yasser Arafat's headquarters in Ramallah City...

IOF Fresh Incursion Kills Two, Wounds 22 Others in Khan Younis
International Press Center 5/4/2004
KHANYOUNIS, May 4, 2004 (IPC+WAFA)-- In a fresh incursion today morning into the refugee camp of khanyounis, two citizens were killed and 22...

Child Killed, Two Others Wounded as IOF-owned Object Explodes
International Press Center 5/4/2004
TULKAREM, Palestine, May 4, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - Palestinian sources held Tuesday the Israeli occupying authorities responsibility for the death of a little child and...

Palestinian Boy Said to Recruit Bombers
The Guardian 5/4/2004
JERUSALEM (AP) - An Israeli military court on Tuesday indicted a 15-year-old Palestinian boy on charges of recruiting teenagers to become suicide bombers - the...

The Horrors of Gaza - Photo Gallery
Palestine Monitor 5/3/2004
The following are photos provided to the Palestine Monitor by Mohammad living in Rafah, more information about Rafah can be found at
This April: 61 Citizens Killed Including 22 Children
International Press Center 5/2/2004
GAZA, Palestine, May 2, 2004 (IPC + Al Quds Al Arabi) - - The Palestinian Health Information Center (PHIC) revealed in its monthly report that 61 citizens...

House Demolition in oPt: Occupational Trend
International Press Center 5/3/2004
There have been many strategies and policies adopted by the Israeli occupation in the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt) to confront the Palestinian people, some...

IOF kill 5 Palestinians Including 6-Year-Old boy, Elderly Mother
Palestine Media Center 5/3/2004
Israeli Troops Wound 13, Demolish 23 Houses since Thursday -- Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) killed a 6-year-old Palestinian boy and an elderly mother, wounded...

News Briefs: Jewish and Arab students demonstrate against the occupation, Nablus, Qalqilya under siege, 20 homes demolished
International Middle East Media Center 5/3/2004
Jewish and Arab students demonstrate against the occupation -- Hundreds of Jewish and Arab university students demonstrated in a conjoint protest against the occupation and...

Boy Dies of Wounds and IOF Continues Land Grab
International Press Center 5/3/2004
GAZA, Palestine, May 3, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - A young boy died today of wounds he sustained by Israeli gunfire in the last invasion of...

Israel Assassinates 4 Fatah Activists, Shells Radio Station
Islam Online 5/3/2004
NABLUS, May 3 (IslamOnline.net) – At least four Palestinians were killed Sunday night, May 2, including the general leader of Fatah’s al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, in...

Four Children and Mother Killed in Gaza Ambush
International Middle East Media Center 5/3/2004
Four children from Gush Katif settlement and their eight-months-pregnant mother were killed Sunday when Palestinian gunmen ambushed their vehicle on Kissufim road, linking Gaza...

Its Leaders Liquidated, Hamas Looks to Tehran For Guidance on Terror
Forward 5/3/2004
TEL AVIV — Even though he had been targeted for death since last fall, Israeli defense officials say the assassination of Abdel Aziz Rantisi became...

Settler mother and daughters shot dead
The Guardian 5/3/2004
The Likud referendum always promised to aggravate tensions, but the slaughter that accompanied it yesterday was depressingly gruesome even for a people familiar with...


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PA President Mahmoud Abbas (Ma'an News)
Officials warn of Sharon’s revised plan
Jerusalem Times 5/27/2004
Palestinian officials warned Wednesday of the Israeli Premier’s revised disengagement plan describing it as a replacement of the US sponsored roadmap plan which envisages...

Heated discussion between Shaath and Powell
Jerusalem Times 5/27/2004
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nabil Shaath said Saturday that the American stand from the Israeli raid on Rafah is not acceptable. Israel killed during...

Dahlan denies holding secret meetings with Israel
Jerusalem Times 5/27/2004
Muhammad Dahlan, a senior Palestinian official and former Gaza security chief, denied Monday Israeli news reports that he held any secrete security talks with...

India to maintain defense ties with Israel
Maariv 5/27/2004
India’s Defense Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, makes statement marking departure from Congress's traditional pro-Arab tilt. --India’s Defense Minister Pranab Mukherjeehas confirmed the new Congress dominated...

UNRWA Protests Israeli Incursion Into Jenin Camp Reconstruction Project Office
Palestine Chronicle 5/27/2004
JERUSALEM - In the early morning hours of 20 May, Israeli military forces broke into and occupied UNRWA's Jenin Camp Reconstruction Project Office near Jenin...

Turkey's Erdogan Declines Invitation to Israel, Gul Mulls Calling Ambassador
Palestine Chronicle 5/27/2004
Turkey plans to open an embassy in Palestine and appointed former state minister, Vehbi Dincer, as Turkey’s Special Envoy to Palestine, said Erdogan .."-- OCCUPIED...

UNRWA Demands an Israeli Apology for "Untrue Charges" Against its Ambulances
International Press Center 5/27/2004
GAZA, May 27,2004 (IPC+Agencies)-- Peter Hansen, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA)demanded today an apology...

Europe demands Israel and Syria to abandon WMD
International Middle East Media Center 5/27/2004
A diplomatic source in the European Union said that it would demand an agreement with Israel, which includes articles about dismantling its nuclear weapons...

Egypt ready to play major role in Gaza after pullout
Ha'aretz 5/26/2004
Egypt is ready for significant involvement in the security arrangements in Gaza and along the border between Gaza and Egypt, called by Israel the...

Israel's ambassador: Turkey undecided on recalling ambassador
Ha'aretz 5/26/2004
Israel`s ambassador to Ankara, Pini Aviv said on Wednesday that according to Turkey's foreign ministry, Ankara had not yet decided whether to recall its...

Turkish foreign min.: Projects with Israel will go on
Globes 5/20/2004
Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdullah Gul: There has been no change in the structure or substance of Turkey's relations with Israel. -- Hebrew daily “Yediot...

Israel and the EU to renew negotiations in June
Maariv 5/20/2004
Negotiations on the upgrading of Israel’s relations with the European Union are expected to resume in mid-June. An Israeli team will meet with a...

Israel to shut trade unit in its South Africa embassy
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004
JOHANNESBURG - Israel plans to shut the trade office of its embassy in South Africa, Israeli officials said on Friday, but they denied the move...

UN: IDF demolition of homes in Gaza Strip is violation of international law
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004
Israel's demolition of Palestinian homes in the Gaza Strip is a violation of international law, United Nations Undersecretary General for Political Affairs Kiran Prendergast...

AG wants new Gaza plan; Olmert to U.S.: No more demolitions
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004
Attorney General Menahem Mazuz wants the Israel Defense Forces to formulate an alternative to its Southern Command's plan to widen the Philadelphi route, Israel's...

U.S. abstains as Security Council condemns Rafah operation
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004
NEW YORK - The United States' decision to abstain in Wednesday's UN Security Council vote to criticize Israel's military operations in the Gaza Strip marks...

Amnesty Urges Spain To Halt Arms Sale To Israel
Islam Online 5/19/2004
BARCELONA, May 19 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) – Few hours after Amnesty International urged his government to stop arms sale to Israel, Prime Minister Luis Rodriguez...

Israel ignores UN and world outrage
Al-Jazeera 5/20/2004
Israeli forces have killed five Palestinians in Rafah as Israel threatens to continue demolitions despite a sharp rebuke from the UN Security Council. Reacting...

Israel: Reports on an upcoming hostage swap are groundless
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004
Senior government sources on Thursday dismissed Arab media reports of a near deal in which the remains of missing Israeli airman Ron Arad would...

World Condemns Killing of Civilian Protesters by Israeli Missiles in Rafah
International Press Center 5/20/2004
GAZA, May 20, 2004 (IPC + Agencies)-- Arab and International reactions to the Israeli crimes in the Rafah City have been rapidly increasing yesterday as...

Stopping the carnage in Rafah
Al-Jazeera 5/19/2004
Palestinian leaders have made an urgent appeal to the international community to intervene to stop the Israeli army onslaught on city of Rafah. Deputy...

Bush urges Palestinians to take 'bold steps' toward peace in AIPAC speech
Ha'aretz 5/19/2004
WASHINGTON - U.S. President George W. Bush told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) annual conference Tuesday that the recent "troubling" events in the...

UN meeting on Rafah raid; PA appeals for world intervention
Ha'aretz 5/19/2004
Israel's Ambassador to the UN Dan Gillerman: a "very, very strong chance" that the United States would veto any such condemnation. -- The United Nations...

Massive Invasion of Rafah Draws Worldwide Condemnation
International Press Center 5/18/2004
GAZA, May 18, 2004 (IPC + Agencies)-- A variety of reactions to the continued Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip city of Rafah were reported...

Israeli officals play down demolitions; Ayalon: Palestinians destroyed their own homes
Al-Jazeera 5/19/2004
Two senior Israeli officials have said that the number of homes destroyed by occupation forces in the southern Gaza Strip was being exaggerated. Deputy...

Bush: Israel Has Right to Defend Itself
The Guardian 5/18/2004
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush affirmed Israel's right to defend itself Tuesday and urged Palestinians to reject violence and failed leaders, even as his administration...

Abdullah II Urges Arafat to Consider Stepping Aside
Daily Star 5/18/2004
In an interview published Tuesday with the New York Times, King Abdullah II of Jordan was quoted as saying that Palestinian President Yasser Arafat...

UN Security Council to Convene in Light of Rafah Destruction
International Middle East Media Center 5/18/2004
The United Nations Security Council is due to meet Tuesday afternoon to discuss the request by Arab Nations told hold an immediate meeting to...

Abu Ala calls on US to stop Rafah operation
Maariv 5/17/2004
Palestinians stepping up efforts to exert pressure on Israel. Plan to demand emergency session of UN Security Council.-- As the IDF operation in Rafah...

PM Qurei' Discusses Situations With Arab and Western Leaders
International Press Center 5/16/2004
GAZA, May 16, 2004 (IPC + Agencies)-- The Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei' will arrive today at Cairo to meet with the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak...

Hamas leader Khaled Meshal rejects talk of cease-fire
Ha'aretz 5/18/2004
DAMASCUS, Syria - Hamas political leader in Syria Khaled Meshal rejected Monday the Palestinian Authority's proposals for a cease-fire, saying Israel was waging a "war...

Prior to His Meeting with Rice, PM Qurei’ Asserts Israeli Aggression on Gaza Must Not Go Easily
International Press Center 5/17/2004
GAZA, May 17, 2004 (IPC + Agencies)-- The Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei’ said yesterday the israeli ongoing agrression on Gaza Strip and the attempts to...

U.S. report: Israel's record in territories remains poor
Ha'aretz 5/17/2004
The report's main points are similar to those made in last year's report. -- WASHINGTON - An annual U.S. State Department report released Monday in Washington...

Qurei will present security plan to Rice
Jerusalem Times 5/13/2004
Senior Palestinian officials confirmed that Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei will present U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice with a detailedplan for a new Palestinian...

Rajoub discusses plan to unify security forces with Egypt
Jerusalem Times 5/13/2004
Jibril Rajoub, President Yasser Arafat’s national security advisor, said Monday that his talks with the Egyptian officials is centered around creating a plan to...

White House Pressures Sharon on Disengagement Plan
Forward 5/14/2004
WASHINGTON — Even as he struggles for his political survival, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is under pressure from the Bush administration to push ahead...

NAM Urges U.N. Military Intervention In Mideast
Islam Online 5/13/2004
PUTRAJAYA, May 13 (IslamOnline.net) - The United Nations should deploy peacekeepers to the Occupied Territory, including East Jerusalem, to prevent the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from sliding...

Qurei Expected to Receive More U.S. Demands than Assurances
International Middle East Media Center 5/13/2004
Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei will meet Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak and U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell prior to meeting U.S. National Security...

Syrian leader rejects US demands
BBC 5/13/2004
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said he will not bow to US demands to expel Palestinian militants. Mr Assad said "no leaders" of Hamas...

Qureia to discuss Rice meeting with Mubarak and Powell
Ha'aretz 5/12/2004
Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia is due to meet a succession of world leaders before his anticipated meeting with U.S. National Security Adviser Condaleezza...

Palestinians Urge Swapping Israeli Remains For Prisoners
Islam Online 5/12/2004
GAZA CITY , May 12 (IslamOnline.net) – Families and relatives of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have appealed to resistance factions to swap the remains of...

Shalom: Israel must bring about new Palestinian leadership
Ha'aretz 5/12/2004
Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said Wednesday that if Israel wants to change life in the region, it must continue building the West Bank separation...

Bush's Letter to Qurea: the Aim of Peace Process is to End Occupation and Establish a Palestinian State
International Press Center 5/12/2004
GAZA, May 12, 2004 (IPC+ Agencies)--- American President, George Bush, renewed yesterday[, in] a letter passed on to Premier Ahmed Qurea, well- known" Abu...

Erekat ; Occupation of Alzytoun is a Prelude for Full Invasion into Gaza ….Sharon Will not Stop Killing the Palestinian
International Press Center 5/12/2004
GAZA, May 12, 2004 (IPC+ Agencies)--Dr. Sa'ab Erekat, the Palestinian minister of negotiation affair said that the wide havoc and killing perpetrated by...

Arafat, PNA Urge Return of Remains of 6 Israeli Soldiers
Palestine Media Center 5/12/2004
Israel Rejects Negotiations, Asks ICRC Help-- May 12, 2004 - While thousands of mourners marched in funeral processions to bury nine Palestinians killed during the...

Deal Said Reached Over Israeli Remains
The Guardian 5/12/2004
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Palestinian militant group said Wednesday it had reached agreement with Israel on returning the remains of six Israeli...

Rajoub: Qureia to present Rice with plan for Palestinian state
Ha'aretz 5/12/2004
Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia will next week present U.S. National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice with a plan for a new Palestinian state, based...

Iran to Israel: Don't strike nuclear plants
Ha'aretz 5/12/2004
TEHRAN - Iran's top nuclear negotiator warned Israel yesterday that his country would certainly retaliate if the Jewish state were to attack Iranian nuclear facilities...

Palestinian Cabinet: Any Israeli Withdrawal must be Complete, Marking the End of Occupation
International Press Center 5/11/2004
RAMMALLAH, May 11, 2004 (IPC + WAFA)-- The Palestinian Cabinet emphasized that any Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip must be complete; marking the end...

Cabinet says won't negotiate for return of soldiers' body parts
Ha'aretz 5/11/2004
Sharon: "We are fighting a cruel, inhuman enemy and we won't stop fighting it and hurting it no matter where it hides." -- Prime Minister...

Syria defiant amid threatof US sanctions
Daily Star 5/12/2004
BEIRUT: Syrians remained defiant on Tuesday as they awaited news of what sanctions the US will impose on their country for supporting Palestinian groups...

Israeli minister calls for attacks on damascus
Daily Star 5/10/2004
JERUSALEM: Israeli Transport Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who heads the National Union Party in the governing coalition, said Sunday that the military should bomb "strategic...

Qurei: "We are Constantly in Touch With the U.S. Administration
International Middle East Media Center 5/10/2004
The Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei told Palestinian reporters that dialogue between the Palestinian leadership and the U.S. officials never stopped. "We are constantly...

UN official sees end to Israeli occupation
Daily Star 5/11/2004
Roed-Larsen holds talks with Berri, Hariri -- BEIRUT: United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Terje Roed-Larsen said that Israel's withdrawal from...

PLO Urges Non-Aligned Movement to Boycott Israel
Palestine Media Center 5/10/2004
NAM’s Ministerial Committee to Meet in Malaysia May 13 -- The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) is set to ask the ministerial committee of the 118...

U.S. to impose sanctions on Syria this week
Ha'aretz 5/11/2004
WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush this week will levy economic sanctions against Syria for supporting terrorism and not doing enough to prevent militant fighters...

Lieberman: No point in approving plan before U.S. elections
Ha'aretz 5/11/2004
There is no point in approving a diplomatic plan until after American presidential elections in November, National Union chairman Avigdor Lieberman said he told...

U.N. Renews Palestinians’ Right To 1967 Borders
Islam Online 5/7/2004
UNITED NATIONS, May 7 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) - The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly affirmed the right of Palestinian sovereignty over their lands occupied by Israel...

UN GA: Only Palestinians have sovereign Rights over WB & Gaza
International Middle East Media Center 5/7/2004
The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday voted 140-6 to approve a resolution that says the Palestinians "have the right to self-determination and...

U.S Lifts Ban Over Meeting Palestinian Officials
International Middle East Media Center 5/7/2004
As a move to end the U.S. ban on meeting Palestinian officials, American White House announced Thursday that National Security Adviser, Condoleezza Rice, will...

Rice, Qureia scheduled to meet in Germany next week
Ha'aretz 5/7/2004
The White House announced Thursday that United States National Security Adviser, Condoleezza Rice, will meet Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia in Germany on May...

Olmert: PM intends to evacuate all Gaza settlements
Ha'aretz 5/7/2004
We must find a way to implment the disengagement plan because of its importance for the future of Israel," Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said...

Bush: It 'may be hard' to create Palestinian state by 2005
Ha'aretz 5/7/2004
CAIRO/AMMAN - U.S. President George W. Bush backed off of the "road map" peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians, saying that keeping the...

Patten: President Bush’s Support to Sharon’s Plan Bears Bad Signals
International Press Center 5/6/2004
LONDON, May 6, 2004, (IPC+ Agencies)-- Chris Patten, EU Commissioner for External Relations asserted that the American President’sbacking to Sharon’s ‘disengagement plan’ bears very...

Qureia, Rice meeting set next week
Ha'aretz 5/7/2004
The White House announced Thursday that United States National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice, will meet Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia in Germany on May...

Bush Says He's Sorry for Abuse of Iraqis, Then Backs Rumsfeld
New York Times 5/6/2004
WASHINGTON, May 6 — With the King of Jordan standing beside him, President Bush said today that he was "sorry" for the abuses inflicted on...

US won't renege on commitments to Sharon
Jerusalem Post 5/6/2004
The White House announced that President George W. Bush stands by both the oral and written commitments he provided Prime Minister Ariel Sharon with...

Bush courts Arabs as furor over Iraq grows
Jerusalem Post 5/6/2004
US President George W. Bush, after meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II at the White House, pledged on Thursday to "expand dialogue" with the...

UN approves resolution saying Palestinians have 'right to sovereignty'
Ha'aretz 5/7/2004
Israel, the United States and four Pacific islands were among the nations that voted against the resolution -- NEW YORK - The United Nations General Assembly...

PM: Updating disengagement plan will take several weeks
Ha'aretz 5/7/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Thursday that updating the disengagement plan will take several weeks, during which he will hold consultations with all of...

Bush to send letter to Qureia
Ha'aretz 5/6/2004
United States President George W. Bush told Jordan's King Abdullah on Thursday that he would send a letter to Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia...

Bush refuses to mend fences with Arabs
The Guardian 5/5/2004
US diplomats try and fail to set up reconciliation -- The White House has frustrated diplomatic efforts to assuage Arab outrage at its Middle East...

Gaza Pullout Is Endorsed, With Proviso, by Envoys
New York Times 5/5/2004
UNITED NATIONS, May 4 - Senior envoys of the United States, Europe, Russia and the United Nations gave a qualified endorsement on Tuesday to the...

Beilin, Qureia meet on Likud referendum results
Ha'aretz 5/4/2004
Yahad Party Chairman Yossi Beilin met with Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia at his Abu Dis office Tuesday afternoon, to discuss their next steps...

PM Qurei’ Demands US Administration to Reconsider Guarantees for Sharon
International Press Center 5/4/2004
GAZA, May 4, 2004 (IPC + Agencies)-- The Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei’ demanded Bush’s administration to reconsider the unprecedented guarantees set forth to the Israeli...

Quartet calls for full Israeli withdrawal from Gaza Strip
Ha'aretz 5/4/2004
The quartet of Middle East mediators called on Tuesday for a full Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and said the plan presented a "rare moment...

Israel and the EU: Politics and economics
Globes 4/22/2004
EU Ambassador to Israel Giancarlo Chevallard tries to express himself diplomatically but is fed up with Israel’s attitude. -- “Permit me to express myself directly...

PNA Urges Bush to Withdraw US Support for Sharon’s Plan
Palestine Media Center 5/3/2004
Palestinian PM: ‘Nobody Can Decide on Behalf of Palestinians’ --The Palestine National Authority (PNA) said in response to the results of the vote of...

Quartet to Still Fight the Battle Sharon Already Lost
International Middle East Media Center 5/3/2004
Diplomats are describing the planned Quartet meeting in New York, on Tuesday, as "the most important the Quartet has ever held." Even as Israeli...

Pro-Israel Rep. asks Bush to stop wall around Jerusalem
Chicago Sun-Times 4/30/2004
Nationally syndicated columnist Robert Novak reveals an important letter by Rep. Henry Hyde to Secretary of State Colin Powell. Hyde's letter is a plea...

Hamas Addresses E.U. To Change Position
Islam Online 5/3/2004
GAZA, May 3 (IslamOnline.net) - The Palestinian Resistance Movement, Hamas, has called upon the European Union (EU) to reconsider its decision to put both Hamas...

PM says will work on alternative to pullout plan
Ha'aretz 5/4/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Monday he would consult with coalition members and the Likud's Knesset faction to formulate an alternative to the disengagement...

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Under Attack for Gaza Foray, Sharon Dodges a Legal Bullet
Forward 5/28/2004
TEL AVIV — Ariel Sharon was seen smiling broadly Tuesday for the first time in months, and few doubted the reason: the unconfirmed report, broadcast...

Gov't in crisis as Netanyahu foils PM's mini-plan
Ha'aretz 5/28/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will today decide whether he is going to bring any version of his battered Gaza disengagement plan to the cabinet...

Analysis: Sharon's pullout crisis
BBC 5/28/2004
Israeli newspapers have been gripped with the portent of political upheaval. "Government in Crisis," blared the headlines. "End of Sharon". But it may be...

Full Text of Sharon's four-stage disengagement plan
Ha'aretz 5/28/2004
Appendix A - Four-stage disengagement plan - Key principles -- I. Background - Diplomatic and security significance: The State of Israel is committed to the peace process and...

Analysis: comparing Sharon's old and new withdrawal plan
Ha'aretz 5/28/2004
Another promise that was added to the new version of the plan, at the insistence of Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is that construction of...

Sharon pushes for four-stage withdrawal
The Guardian 5/28/2004
Israeli PM still lacks full cabinet backing for Gaza Strip exodus within 18 months -- Ariel Sharon has revealed a new plan for the evacuation...

Sharon won't put pullout plan to vote at cabinet meeting Sunday
Ha'aretz 5/28/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has decided to refrain from seeking his cabinet's approval for the disengagement plan, Channel 2 reported on Friday evening. Sharon...

Sharon cancels 'doomed' cabinet vote
Al-Jazeera 5/28/2004
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has postponed a cabinet vote on his Gaza pullout plan. Sharon averted what may have been a humiliating defeat...

Police: Ambulance network smuggled PA officers to Israel
Ha'aretz 5/27/2004
Police have uncovered a network that smuggled Palestinian Authority officers, including members of PA Chairman Yasser Arafat's elite Force 17 personal protection unit, into...

Qurei asks for Egyptian help to retrain security forces
Jerusalem Times 5/27/2004
Prime Minister Ahmad Qurei confirmed Monday that the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) asked Egypt’s help to retrain Palestinian security sources. Palestinians complained that Israeli...

IDF blasts ministers
Maariv 5/27/2004
Claims they are cowards and shirking responsibility. -- Justice Minister Yosef ‘Tomi’ Lapid’s scathing criticism of IDF operations in Gaza has led to unprecedented friction...

Sharon ponders changing name of Gaza plan
Ha'aretz 5/28/2004
Three days before the Gaza disengagement plan goes to the cabinet for approval, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon does not have a sure majority in...

Likud panel urges ministers to honor referendum results
Ha'aretz 5/28/2004
As of Thursday evening, 1,560 of the 3,000 Likud Central Committee members had signed a petition calling on Likud ministers to honor the results...

Sharon Opts for Step-By-Step Vote on Gaza
The Guardian 5/27/2004
JERUSALEM (AP) - Struggling to avoid a second defeat for his Gaza withdrawal plan, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon proposed Thursday that the Cabinet vote only...

Knesset panel defers national referendum legislation
Ha'aretz 5/27/2004
The Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee decided Thursday to remove from its agenda the initiative to legislate a basic law on a national...

A Palestinian Security Plan to take over Gaza Strip Soon
International Middle East Media Center 5/27/2004
A Senior Palestinian official said, Tuesday that a security plan for handing over the responsibility in areas Israel will pullout from in Gaza Strip...

PM to further adjust pullout plan before presenting it to ministers
Ha'aretz 5/27/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon decided Thursday to further adjust his plan to disengage from the Gaza Strip and part of the West Bank, altering...

British journalist arrested in Israel
Al-Jazeera 5/27/2004
Israeli police have arrested a British journalist who in 1986 exposed the country's nuclear secrets in an interview with whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu. Witnesses said...

Dahlan warns rift could develop between PA and Hamas, Jihad
Ha'aretz 5/26/2004
The former head of the Palestinian Preventive Security forces in the Gaza Strip, Mohammed Dahlan, warned Tuesday that a continuation of violence by Hamas...

IOF Chief of Staff 'Stumbling in the Dark' Over Rafah Carnage
International Press Center 5/26/2004
While Israeli military commanders in Gaza Strip kept on their fiery statements of continuing the operations in the southern Gaza Strip City of Rafah...

Palestinian Leadership Convenes as IOF Pulls Out From Rafah
International Press Center 5/26/2004
RAMALLAH, Palestine, May 26, 2004 (IPC + WAFA)-- The Executive Committee of Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) asserted yesterday that the damages inflicted by the Israeli...

AG Mazuz `inclined' to close Greek island file
Ha'aretz 5/26/2004
Attorney General Menachem Mazuz is tilting toward closing the file on the so-called "Greek island" affair, rather than going ahead with prosecuting Prime Minister...

Palestine, occupation and self-criticism
Al-Jazeera 5/24/2004
Israeli politicians have for decades been known to severely criticise their own government's heavy-handed approach to Palestine. After 42 violent deaths, dozens of destroyed...

Future of the Palestinian Authority
Al-Jazeera 5/26/2004
The reoccupation by Israel of the bulk of the erstwhile Palestinian autonomous enclaves has seriously eroded the status (and even relevance) of the Palestinian...

Israeli gov't to study World Bank report on Gaza disengagement
Globes 5/20/2004
Minister without portfolio Meir Sheetrit: The transfer of money for social needs is also effective in fighting Hamas. -- The World Bank is studying the...

Palestinian Authority delegation to arrive at Tel-Aviv exhibition
Maariv 5/21/2004
Despite the security situation and the recent disconnection between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, a PA delegation is expected to attend the “Environment 2004...

Report: PM planning to oust Sharansky as minister
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004
Likud sources on Friday said that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon intends to oust Minister Natan Sharansky and to replace him with Likud MK Ze'ev...

Report: Peres holds secret meeting with Likud official
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004
Labor Party Chairman Shimon Peres hosted a secret meeting late Thursday night during which participants discussed the conditions necessary for Labor to join Prime...

One Nation joins Labor
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004
The Labor Party's convention voted unanimously yesterday to allow Amir Peretz's One Nation party to merge with Labor, following months of negotiations. Labor Chairman...

AG asks IDF for alternative plan to Rafah demolitions
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004
Attorney General Menahem Mazuz wants the Israel Defense Forces to formulate an alternative to its Southern Command's plan to widen the Philadelphi route. Mazuz's...

Sharon delays presentation of disengagement plan to cabinet
Ha'aretz 5/20/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has decided not to submit the disengagement plan for cabinet approval at the next ministerial session and intends to present...

Disinformation: IDF deploys 'humanitarian aid center' in Rafah
Maariv 5/19/2004
Operation Rainbow" proceeding, objective is to eliminate as many terrorists as possible. -- The IDF is facilitating humanitarian aid to Palestinian civilians caught up in...

Sheetrit: Israel not asking for financial aid to evacuate settlers
Globes 5/18/2004
Minister without portfolio Meir Sheetrit: We want the World Bank to help raise aid for the Palestinians. -- "Israel does not intend to ask the...

Sexual harassment complaints in IDF up 78%
Maariv 5/17/2004
Only 15% resulted in indictments. MK Gila Gamliel: “It appears most cases were covered up and I ask why is that?” -- Does the IDF...

High Court allows Gaza demolitions
Ha'aretz 5/17/2004
Army's `operational necessity' takes precedence-- The High Court of Justice ruled yesterday that Israel has the right to demolish Palestinian homes without granting the...

Parliament votes to dismiss PMA governor
Jerusalem Times 5/13/2004
The Palestinian Legislative Council voted by a 38 against 2 with three abstentions in a session held May 5 to dismiss the governor of...

Elon suggests transferring the Palestinian to Australia, Sinai and America
International Middle East Media Center 5/14/2004
Israeli Minister of Tourism, Binyamin Elon “Beni”, suggested Friday transferring the Palestinian refugees to America and Australia and even to Sinai in his response...

IDF negotiating $100m APC upgrade with IMI
Globes 5/14/2004
Israel Military Industries intends to make the armor components in the US, so that US military aid can be used to finance the upgrade...

Broadcast council rejects bid to run Arab TV channel
Ha'aretz 5/13/2004
Only one company placed a bid to run an Arabic language commercial television channel, and that on wasn't good enough according to the Cable...

Ya'alon: Gaza is not Lebanon
International Middle East Media Center 5/13/2004
The Israeli army Chief of Staff Moshe Ya'alon, said Thursday that the Gaza Strip was not Lebanon, and that the army would continue to...

Christian Arab becomes judge in the Supreme Court
Come And See 5/6/2004
For the first time in the history of Israel, an Arab was elected to be a judge in the supreme court. Judge Salim Joubran...

Sarid: Popular uprising in Israel will spur Gaza pullout
Ha'aretz 5/12/2004
Meretz MK Yossi Sarid said following Wednesday evening's attack on an Israel Defense Forces armored personnel carrier on the Philadelphi Route in the southern...

PNA To Hold First Palestinian Local Elections
Palestine Media Center 5/11/2004
Qurei Asks Quartet to Help Organize Legislative, Presidential Vote -- The Palestine National Authority (PNA) decided Monday to hold municipal elections in stages with the...

An Israeli Minister Calls for ‘Getting Rid’ of Arabs inside Israel
International Press Center 5/10/2004
GAZA, MAY 10, 2004 (IPC+Agencies)-- The Israeli Transportation Minister Avigdor Lieberman said during an interview with the Israeli army radio on Sunday that...

Right-wing activist cleared of involvement in anti-Arab attacks
Ha'aretz 5/12/2004
The State Prosecutor's Office told the Jerusalem District Court yesterday that it has decided to withdraw its indictment against right-wing activist Noam Federman, clearing...

Left demands PM's resignation, Right calls for all-out war on PA
Ha'aretz 5/12/2004
Left-wing MKs called on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to resign following the bombing of an IDF armored personnel carrier that killed six IDF soldiers...

Respect outcome of the referendum, Netanyahu tells PM
Ha'aretz 5/10/2004
A diplomatic plan is not a pair of socks, to be changed every other day, finance minister says-- Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Prime...

Palestinian Authority to Hold Local Vote
The Guardian 5/11/2004
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - The Palestinian Authority decided Monday to hold its first local elections in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, bowing to...

Hendel Accuses Mofaz with encouraging Terrorism
International Middle East Media Center 5/10/2004
Mofaz: Gaza Settlements, A Historical Mistake -- Israeli Deputy Education Minister and right wing National Union member Zvi Hendel slammed Monday Israeli Defense Minister Shaul...

Sharon Tells Cabinet He Will Present New Withdrawal Plan
Washington Post 5/10/2004
JERUSALEM, May 9 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon told cabinet ministers Sunday that he was devising a new plan to withdraw Israeli troops and...

Back to Evacuate Settlers' Outposts Game
International Middle East Media Center 5/7/2004
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz signed Thursday a warrant ordering the evacuation of three illegal West Bank settlers' outposts...

Sharon, Mofaz order evacuation of 3 W. Bank outposts
Ha'aretz 5/7/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz late on Thursday signed a warrant ordering the evacuation of three illegal West Bank outposts...

Nautilus system shoots down Katyusha in joint Israeli-U.S. test
Ha'aretz 5/7/2004
A long-range ground-to-ground rocket was successfully intercepted for the first time in an experiment carried out in the United States on the Nautilus anti-rocket...

Suicide bomber’s driver: “I confessed but I’m not guilty”
Maariv 5/6/2004
Court approves plea bargain with driver; drops charge of transporting terrorist. -- The Israeli driver who gave a suicide bomber a ride into Israel five...

Judge: Gilad Sharon still has documents related to Kern probe
Ha'aretz 5/6/2004
Gilad Sharon has not given police all documents in his posession related to the Cyril Kern investigation, Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court Judge Daniella Shirizli...

Report: Israel Spent Illegally On Settlements
Washington Post 5/6/2004
JERUSALEM, May 5 -- Israel's Housing Ministry spent more than $6 million on unauthorized settlement construction in the West Bank at the same time that...

Arafat Fortifies Compound Fearing Attack
The Guardian 5/6/2004
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Fearing Israel will seize him, Yasser Arafat fortified his West Bank headquarters with hundreds of concrete-filled barrels and wrecked cars...

PA temporarily unfreezes funds of Hamas-linked charity
Daily Star 5/5/2004
GAZA CITY: The Palestinian Authority (PA) has unfrozen a total of $600,000 from a bank account of a charity linked to the Palestinian radical...

Shinui picks up disengagement mantle
Ha'aretz 5/4/2004
Shinui decided yesterday to spearhead the campaign for the disengagement plan following Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's defeat in the Likud's referendum on Sunday. The...

Sharon to put new version of Gaza plan to cabinet
The Independent 5/5/2004
Ariel Sharon will take his battle for a new and probably more limited version of his disengagement plan to the cabinet amid fresh evidence...

IDF considering amnesty for reserve deserters
Maariv 5/5/2004
According to the proposal, 1000 reservists imprisoned for desertion would be released next Sunday, which has been declared a special day in honor of...

Sharon planning to introduce "mini-disengagement plan"
Maariv 5/5/2004
According to proposed scheme, Israel will evacuate several isolated Gaza and Samaria settlements. PM also mulling national unity government. -- Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is...

No safe exit as Likud abandons Sharon
Al-Jazeera 5/4/2004
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has suffered significant damage to his standing within his party and among Israelis following Likud's rejection of his "disengagement plan...

Legal officials say court handling of Gilad Sharon case is 'puzzling'
Ha'aretz 5/4/2004
Petah Tikva Magistrate's Court Judge Lia Lev-On on Tuesday again decided to delay by three weeks to May 24 its ruling on whether Gilad...

Peres to PM: Labor won't support limited pullout plan
Ha'aretz 5/4/2004
The Labor Party will support only the full disengagement plan and not a limited version of it in a future Knesset vote, party chairman...

Gilad Sharon gives police documents linked to Kern affair
Ha'aretz 5/3/2004
The attorneys of Gilad Sharon, the prime minister's son, transferred to police Monday documents linked to the Cyril Kern bribery affair. "After the court...

Hamas: Our Leadership is Collective
International Middle East Media Center 5/2/2004
Against Israeli media reports over the election of Dr. Mahmoud Zahar as the leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, and official source in...

Peres: Labor Must Work For Early Elections
International Middle East Media Center 5/3/2004
Labor Party head Shimon Peres called Monday his party to concentrate its efforts on bringing about early general elections with the disengagement plan as...

Law Experts: Sharon Has Six Options After His Defeat
International Middle East Media Center 5/3/2004
Experts in the Israeli law and political analysts said, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has six options in the aftermath of his defeat in...

Knesset nixes no-confidence motion in wake of PM's poll loss
Ha'aretz 5/3/2004
The Likud rules the country, and the Kahanists, a motley crew of political punks, rule the Likud." - MK Ahmed Tibi -- The Knesset plenum rejected...

IDF captain jailed for death by negligence of Palestinian teen
Ha'aretz 5/3/2004
A military court on Monday sentenced an Israel Defense Forces captain found guilty last month of causing the death by negligence of Mohammed Ali...

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British Reporter Grills Israel Over 'Security Standards'
Islam Online 5/28/2004
OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, May 28 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) - A British journalist released by Israeli police said the Jewish state should be ashamed for arresting him...

Freedom Summer Palestine 2004
Electronic Intifada/ISM 5/26/2004
Press Release, International Solidarity Movement -- Freedom Summer Palestine 2004 is conceived to be 56-day campaign (one day for every year of displacement and...

Weekly report on human rights violations
Electronic Intifada/PCHR 5/27/2004
This week, Israeli forces killed 19 Palestinians, including 5 children. One of the victims was killed in another extrajudicial execution in Qalqilya. In Rafah...

UN rights experts appeal to Israel on house demolitions
Electronic Intifada 5/28/2004
The Special Rapporteurs on adequate housing, Miloon Kothari, and on the right to food, Jean Ziegler today appealed to the Government of Israel to...

Settler Rabbi: Killing Civilians Permitted
Forward 5/28/2004
JERUSALEM — A top rabbinic leader of the West Bank settler movement declared last week that the Israeli military is "permitted" under Jewish religious law...

UN committee urges Israel to follow international law
Daily Star 5/29/2004
Jewish state 'has an obligation under the Geneva Conventions' -- BEIRUT: Members of a United Nations mission that was denied access to Israel and the...

Tape of Vanunu interview may already have left the country
Ha'aretz 5/28/2004
Copies of a videotaped interview given by Mordechai Vanunu to a local journalist on Saturday may already have been smuggled out of Israel, the...

Land Confiscation for the Wall in Salfit
Stop The Wall 5/27/2004
At noon today Occupation forces handed confiscation orders to both Salfit city and Masha village. In Masha, Occupation forces will confiscate 6 dunums from...

Briton says he was held in Israeli dungeon
The Guardian 5/28/2004
A British journalist released from Israeli custody yesterday said that he had been held in a dungeon with excrement on the walls following his...

Israel lays claim to Palestine's water
New Scientist 5/27/2004
Israel has drawn up a secret plan for a giant desalination plant to supply drinking water to the Palestinian territory on the West Bank...

10-year-old Israeli forced to leave country
Ha'aretz 5/27/2004
The State of Israel has decided to deport a 10-year old boy, who is an Israeli citizen, with his non-Jewish mother. About two...

Westerners Brave Tear Gas in Israel Barrier Battle
Palestine Chronicle 5/27/2004
BIDDO, West Bank - When they come to protest against Israel's West Bank barrier, foreign activists sometimes wear bandannas soaked in vinegar. Peter, a European...

Background / Israel v. Israel: the new Vanunu shroud
Ha'aretz 5/28/2004
Fresh from condemnation by Amnesty International for what the rights group explicitly called war crimes; taken aback by scorn from ally Turkey's prime minister...

More than 14,000 Palestinians lived in damaged housing in 2003
Jerusalem Times 5/27/2004
A report by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics on housing conditions in the Palestinian Territory during 2003 found out that more than 14,000...

U.K. journalist Peter Hounam: Israel should be ashamed for arresting me
Ha'aretz 5/28/2004
British journalist Peter Hounam said Thursday night Israel should be ashamed for arresting him, adding he had been held in a "dungeon with excrement...

Illegitimate Israeli Settlements in Tulkarem Being Expanded
International Press Center 5/25/2004
TULKAREM, Palestine, May 25, 2004 (IPC) - - Israeli occupying forces (IOF) has been expanding the illegitimate Israeli settlements in the West Bank city of Tulkarem...

"Shatta" Prisoners Tortured and Ill-Treated Worse Than "Abu Ghraib"
International Press Center 5/26/2004
GAZA, May 26, 2004 (IPC + WAFA) - - The prisoners in the "Shatta" Israeli jail called on international and human rights organizations to put an end...

Amnesty: Attacks on Israeli civilians are crimes against humanity
Ha'aretz 5/26/2004
Amnesty International's newly-released annual report criticize Wednesday the deaths of around 200 Israelis, at least 130 of them civilians and including 21 children, who...

Doctors Without Borders demands free access to Rafah camp for all humanitarian groups
ReliefWeb/Doctors Without Borders 5/21/2004
PARIS, May 21 (AFP) - The Doctors Without Borders humanitarian group on Friday demanded free access for all charities to residents of the Rafah refugee...

Today's events in Rafah - 21 May, 2004
ReliefWeb/B'tselem 5/21/2004
This morning, the High Court of Justice held an urgent hearing to discuss a petition by Israeli human rights organizations which contains a series...

Amnesty: Call for independent investigation into Rafah killings
Electronic Intifada 5/21/2004
Amnesty International urges the Israeli authorities to promptly carry out a thorough and independent investigation into the killing of eight Palestinians, four of them...

High Court accepts army position in response to petition by human rights groups
ReliefWeb/Physicians for Human Rights 5/21/2004
Medical Supplies sent by PHR-Israel crossed into Gaza today -- The court will review at a later date the demand that a delegation from Physicians...

Appeal: Rafah Home Destruction
Relief Web/World Organisation Against Torture 5/21/2004
2,197 people already left homeless in 15 days, at least 15 killed. The Housing and Land Rights Network of Habitat International Coalition (HIC-HLRN) and...

Rafah Diary: IOF Buries, Burns Ambulance With Personnel Inside
Rafah Today 5/21/2004
21 May 2004 - 5 p.m.: In regards to the ambulance, we have been told by the Abu Youif Al Najjar hospital that they burned...

Weekly Report: On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 5/20/2004
52 Palestinians, 41 of them civilians, including 9 children, were killed by Israeli forces /45 of the victims were killed in Rafah; 8 of...

Disengagement supporters' march halted by highway patrol
Maariv 5/20/2004
Police say marching on an intercity highway is a violation of the law -- Is the Israel police harassing marchers who call for disengagement from...

IDF says it is not preventing medical aid entering Gaza
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004
The IDF told the High Court of Justice on Friday that it is not preventing ambulances and medicine entering the Rafah refugee camp in...

Stop the Killing in Rafah
International Solidarity Movement 5/20/2004
Gaza, Adwan, 20 May 04 -- In the last ten days in Rafah about 60 Palestinians have been killed and more than 200 were injured...

Palestinian health crisis warning
BBC 5/21/2004
The WHO has warned the health situation in the West Bank and Gaza has reached a critical point and could slide into collapse without...

Palestinian trauma over demolitions
BBC 5/20/2004
Human rights groups say Israeli forces have torn down more than 3,000 Palestinian homes during the three years of the intifada. Israel also recently...

Israeli Guards Rape Palestinian Women – Freed Detainee
Islam Online 5/20/2004
NABLUS , May 20 (IslamOnline.net) – A Palestinian female freed from Israeli detention said more than 15 fellow Palestinian women were raped by Israeli interrogators to...

Israeli court convicts resistance leader
Al-Jazeera 5/20/2004
In a classic trial of the "occupied" by the "occupier", a Tel Aviv court on Thursday convicted imprisoned Fatah leader Marwan Barghuthi on five...

Israeli attack on civilians at protest in Rafah
Electronic Intifada/PCHR 5/19/2004
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights is shocked at today’s unprecedented attack on a Palestinian civilian demonstration by Israeli occupying forces (IOF).An IOF...

Barghouti convicted in deaths of five people
Ha'aretz 5/20/2004
The Tel Aviv District Court convicted former West Bank Tanzim commander Marwan Barghouti in the deaths of five people on Thursday. Barghouti was convicted...

2000 Deaths, 1 Conviction: First Conviction of Causing the Death of Palestinian in the Al-Aqsa Intifada
B'tselem 5/6/2004
On May 3rd a Military Court sentenced Captain Zvi Kortzky to two months' imprisonment, four months' of military tasks and six months' probation. He...

Security Council calls on Israel to stop demolition of Palestinian homes
Electronic Intifada 5/19/2004
Concerned by the recent demolition of homes in the Rafah refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, the United Nations Security Council today called on...

Second Day of IDF Incursion into Rafah – Special Edition
B'tselem 5/20/2004
Yesterday afternoon, the IDF shot tank shells in an effort to disperse a protest demonstration. One of the shells hit the demonstrators, killing at...

High Court Petition on Rafah Operation: Ensure Israel Upholds its Obligations According to Humanitarian Law
B'tselem 5/20/2004
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), together with Physicians for Human Rights - Israel (PHR-Israel), HaMoked – Center for the Defense of the Individual...

UN human rights expert voices 'horror' at Israeli action in Gaza
Electronic Intifada 5/20/2004
A United Nations human rights expert has expressed his "horror" at the ongoing Israeli military action in Gaza, where some 30 Palestinian have been...

End unlawful use of force against civilians in Gaza
Electronic Intifada/Human Rights Watch 5/20/2004
NEW YORK -- The Israeli military's use of tanks and helicopters yesterday to fire on non-violent demonstrators in the southern Gaza Strip constituted an unlawful...

Rafah: Israeli forces kill 39 Palestinians in four days
Electronic Intifada 5/20/2004
For the fourth consecutive day, Israeli occupying forces (IOF) have expanded their military offensive in Rafah town and refugee camp in the southern Gaza...

High Court rejects petition against Rafah home demolitions
Ha'aretz 5/19/2004
The High Court of Justice on Tuesday rejected a petition filed by Palestinian residents of Rafah against the planned Israel Defense Forces demolition of...

UN envoy 'alarmed' by ongoing Israeli military operation in Gaza
ReliefWeb/UN 5/18/2004
The top United Nations envoy for the Middle East, Terje Roed-Larsen, said today he is alarmed by the death and destruction caused by the...

Israeli Helicopter Gunships Attack Civilian Targets in Gaza for the 3rd Consecutive Day
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 5/17/2004
In a serious escalation against Palestinian civilians, Israeli helicopter gunships continued to attack civilian institutions in Gaza City, located in densely populated areas, reflecting...

Israeli Military Planned Demolition Operation in Rafah
Palestinian Centre for Human Rights 5/18/2004
Yesterday, Monday 17 May, 2004, Israeli occupying forces (IOF) supported by launched an incursion into Rafah in a military offensive unprecedented in scale since...

Court to rule whether to end home arrest of Kfar Kana three
International Middle East Media Center 5/18/2004
The Nazareth District court said Tuesday it will rule Thursday whether to release the three Arabs suspected of killing soldier Oleg Shaichat in July...

An Outcry; Palestinian Health Ministry Appeals Intervention to Halt the Israeli Attacks against the Medics
International Press Center 5/18/2004
GAZA, May 18, 2004 (IPC)---The Palestinian Health Minister condemned today noon the Israeli occupation seizure of Tal Al Sultan clinic, the demolition of...

Report: Under the rubble: House demolition and destruction of land and property
Amnesty International 5/18/2004
More than 3,000 homes, hundreds of public buildings and private commercial properties, and vast areas of agricultural land have been destroyed by the Israeli...

Israel demolishes rights along with homes
Daily Star 5/19/2004
BEIRUT: Forty-five Palestinians lodged an appeal to the Israeli Supreme Court against Israel's plan to destroy their homes in the southern Gaza refugee camp...

Action: Stop destruction of homes and land by Israeli army
Amnesty International 5/18/2004
In recent years the Israeli army has demolished thousands of homes and properties as well as vast areas of agricultural land in Israel and...

Israel commits 'war crimes' in Rafah
Al-Jazeera 5/15/2004
The Israeli occupation army has destroyed dozens of civilian homes in Rafah, at the southern tip of the Gaza Strip. The army said it...

'I have lost everything'
BBC 5/15/2004
The Israelis gave us no time," she said. "They were shooting. We ran with nothing."-- Israeli troops have destroyed dozens of homes in Rafah...

Negev activists say ministry at fault for construction delays
Ha'aretz 5/17/2004
Drive to "Judaize" the Negev stalled? -- Negev activists claim the Housing Ministry is thwarting construction of a new community, despite a campaign it announced...

Gazans pile up their belongings and flee
Ha'aretz 5/17/2004
Rafah residents expect IDF to close in for unrestrained demolition of homes-- RAFAH - The streets of Rafah were filled yesterday evening with horse-drawn carts...

SIS Statement Calls for Immediate Protection of Journalists and Media Institutions
International Press Center 5/16/2004
GAZA, Palestine, May 16, 2004 (IPC)-- The Palestinian State Information Service (SIS) issued on Sunday a statement, condemning the latest Israeli warplane shelling of...

Israeli Troops Bury Family Alive Under Demolished House
Palestine Media Center 5/15/2004
EU, UN Urge ‘Immediate’ Halt of Israeli Demolitions -On the eve of the 56th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, when the Jewish state of...

Silencing the Press: a Standard Israeli Procedure in Nablus
International Press Center 5/17/2004
Media outlets, whether spoken, seen or written, are the only means used by Palestinians to let the outer world be informed about the situation...

Palestine's Shrines…Open Wound In Nakba Day
Islam Online 5/15/2004
Israeli occupation troops have so far demolished up to 1200 mosques and dug up many tombs. -- GAZA CITY, May 15 (IslamOnline.net) - As the Palestinians...

Demolition of Houses in Rafah Widely Condemned
International Press Center 5/17/2004
WORLD, May17,2004 (IPC+ Agencies)-- Various local and international bodies, in the aftermath of the wanton and wholesale Israeli destruction of Palestinian houses in the...

Israeli army to destroy hundreds more homes
The Independent 5/17/2004
The Israeli cabinet vowed yesterday to step up military operations in Gaza, 18 hours after the largest anti-war demonstration in four years backed withdrawal...

Israeli Ruling To Destroy Rafah Homes Illegal – Experts
Islam Online 5/17/2004
CAIRO, May 17 (IslamOnline.net) – The Israeli Supreme Court's rejection of a Palestinian appeal against the occupation army's plan to destroy hundreds more homes in...

High Court injunction 'bars' IDF from demolishing additional Rafah homes
Ha'aretz 5/15/2004
High Court Justice Eliahu Mazza on Friday issued an interim order barring the Israel Defense Forces from demolishing homes in Rafah in the southern...

Number of settlers in 2003 reached 429,160, says PCBS
Jerusalem Times 5/13/2004
The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) said in a report on Israeli settlements in the Palestinian Territory during 2003 that the number of...

Imprisoned Israeli Arabs
Jerusalem Times 5/13/2004
Lost between identity and citizenship -- The Israeli Government deals with Palestinian prisoners with Israeli IDs and citizenship in the same way it deals with...

May 15.. Grim Reminder Of Palestinian Nakba
Islam Online 5/14/2004
NABLUS, May 14 (IslamOnline.net) – May 15 every year comes as a bitter memory of the dilemma of a whole people still struggling to regain...

Army Attacked Journalists 470 Times in One Year
International Middle East Media Center 5/13/2004
The Palestinian center for Human Rights (PCHR) released a report entitled “Silencing the Press” which documents the attacks conducted by the army against the...

Palestinian workers trapped inside their factory
Electronic Intifada/DWRC 5/12/2004
On May 10, Israeli tanks supported by helicopters invaded the densely populated Al-Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, this...

Weekly report on human rights violations
Electronic Intifada/PCHR 5/13/2004
This week Israeli forces killed 22 Palestinians, including four children. Fifteen were killed during an Israeli military invasion of the Zeitoun neighbourhood in Gaza...

Israeli forces kill 12 Palestinians and wound at least 20 in Rafah
Electronic Intifada/PCHR 5/13/2004
Today, Thursday, 13 May 2004, Israeli forces killed 12 Palestinian civilians, including a child, and injured at least 20 others in Rafah. Eleven of...

Israel 'risking Gaza patients' lives'
Al-Jazeera 5/9/2004
Israel has been accused of condemning critically-ill Palestinian patients in Gaza to "a slow death" by blocking their transfer to hospitals outside the fenced-in...

Israel's housing apartheid
Al-Jazeera 5/12/2004
The small affluent community of Katzir has become a byword for the apartheid policies of the Israeli state. For nine years, an Arab family...

Israeli on trial for Briton's death
The Guardian 5/11/2004
The trial of an Israeli soldier charged with killing a British student in the Gaza Strip opened yesterday with claims that the accused confessed...

Nazareth court rejects request to free Kafr Kana 3
Ha'aretz 5/11/2004
The Nazareth District Court on Tuesday rejected a request by the three Kafr Kana residents who were originally suspected of murdering Israel Defense Forces...

Israel destroying more homes than ever
Al-Jazeera 5/11/2004
Israeli occupation forces have flattened 100 homes in just 10 days, leaving more than a thousand Palestinians homeless. According to the UN Relief and...

373 Palestinian Teens Abused in Israeli Jails
Palestine Media Center 5/11/2004
Two prominent international rights groups affirmed in reports released on Monday that at least 300 Palestinian teens are now routinely subjected to physical and...

Protesting against the deterioration of their human Conditions, Qadomeem Palestinian Detainees start an Open Hunger Strike
International Press Center 5/11/2004
GAZA, May 11, 2004 (IPC + WAFA)-- 25 Palestinian detainees in Qadomeem Concentration Camp started an open hunger strike- since 8 May 2004- and it...

1,100 Palestinians made homeless in Gaza in 10 days of destruction
Electronic Intifada/UNRWA 5/10/2004
Gaza, May 10, 2004 -- In one of the most intense periods of destruction since the start of the intifada, the Israeli military has demolished...

5 Palestinians Killed and 80 Injured during Israeli incursion into Gaza City
Electronic Intifada/PCHR 5/11/2004
As at time of publication, Israeli forces killed 5 Palestinians, including 2 children, and injured at least 80 others, including 17 children, in al-Zaytoun...

Committee to consider plight of Jerusalemites on far side of fence
Ha'aretz 5/10/2004
Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski has established a committee to consider how municipal services are to be provided to East Jerusalem residents who are cut...

3 Israeli Arabs charged in soldier's killing get house arrest
Ha'aretz 5/10/2004
MK Ahmed Tibi (Hadash) said the case raised "serious questions" about the interrogation techniques of the Shin Bet and the police. -- The Nazareth District...

Video: "Israeli bulldozers have been in action virtually every day"
BBC 5/10/2004
The BBC's Richard Forrest - "Israeli bulldozers have been in action virtually every day" More than 17,000 made homeless in the Second Intifada...

Rights groups: Israel imprisons, abuses Palestinian youths
Ha'aretz 5/10/2004
More than 300 Palestinian teens are routinely subjected to physical and psychological abuse in Israeli prisons now, two human rights groups charged Monday. The...

WOMEN'S DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE WALL IN BIDDU TOMORROW
International Solidarity Movement 5/10/2004
Second Nonviolent Women's Demonstration in Biddu in the Last Three Weeks -- [Biddu, NW Jerusalem] Tomorrow, May 11, 2004 at 11:00 am Palestinian, Israeli...

If you cannot provide solutions – the barrier must be moved
Association for Civil Rights in Israel 5/4/2004
President of the Supreme Court Justice Aharon Barak to the Attorney General in reaction to a petition submitted by ACRI regarding the opening of...

Military Check posts are Breeding Humilation, Anger, and Hatred
International Middle East Media Center 5/7/2004
Apparently, soldiers manning the the dozens of checkpoints spread through the Palestinian territories think that it was not enough to hold residents for several...

Israeli raided refugee camp northeast Tulkarem, killed two armed militants
International Solidarity Movement 5/7/2004
Tulkarem] On Friday, May 7, 2004, ISM Tulkarem entered Noor Shams refugee camp located north east of Tulkarem at 9:45am to investigate news...

Poraz halts deportations of illegal workers' children
Ha'aretz 5/7/2004
Interior Minister Avraham Poraz on Thursday ordered that illegal foreign workers' children aged ten and above should not be deported until a ministerial panel...

U.S. calls off Gaza water projects over convoy bombing
Ha'aretz 5/7/2004
The United States has stopped two water development projects in the Gaza Strip because of the Palestinian Authority's failure to find those behind a...

Weekly report on human rights violations
Electronic Intifada/PCHR 5/6/2004
This week, Israeli occupying forces have escalated violations of human rights against Palestinian civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs). Human rights violations perpetrated...

Solidarity and struggle continue in Biddu
International Solidarity Movement 5/6/2004
Biddu, NW Jerusalem] Today the people of the West Bank village of Biddu continued their protests against the Apartheid Wall that the Israel government...

Israel 'Rewards' a Soldier for Killing a Child in Jenin by 'Public Service'
International Press Center 5/6/2004
The family of Mohammed Zaid, 16, expressed their extreme resentment over the Israeli martial court's decision of two months in actual prison for the...

Arafat vows to probe attacks on journalists
Ha'aretz 5/6/2004
Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat promised on Wednesday to investigate a string of recent assaults on Palestinian journalists, including the killing of a magazine...

Israeli forces demolish 15 homes in the Gaza Strip
Electronic Intifada/PCHR 5/3/2004
In a breach of the Fourth Geneva Convention, article 33 of which prohibits collective punishment, on Sunday night the 2nd May 2004, Israeli forces...

20% of Jewish children, 54% of Arab children live in poverty
Globes 5/4/2004
Central Bureau of Statistics: 54% of Israeli-Arab children live below the poverty line. -- 20.4% of Jewish children and 54.4% of Israeli-Arab children live below...

Israelis detain al-Barghuthi's wife
Al-Jazeera 5/4/2004
The Israeli army has detained the wife of jailed Palestinian resistance leader Marwan al-Barghuthi, Palestinian officials said. The officials said that al-Barghuthi's wife Fadwa...

4 Jewish families move into Arab neighborhood of Abu Dis
Ha'aretz 5/3/2004
Four families of settlers moved into two homes in the Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Dis overnight Sunday. Some 100 settlers and members...

Israel’s Wall: for security or settlements?
Palestine Monitor 5/2/2004
Yet another anti-wall protest passed off peacefully this morning in the small village of Deir Qaddis north-west of the city of Ramallah where local...

Israeli forces assassinate four Palestinians in Nablus
Electronic Intifada/PCHR 5/3/2004
On Sunday evening, 2 May, 2004, Israeli occupying forces extra-judicially executed 4 Palestinians in Nablus. The victims were members of Fatah movement, who were...

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Hollinger fires Jerusalem Post publisher, CEO Thomas Rose
Ha'aretz 5/28/2004

The Hollinger International media chain has fired Jerusalem Post Publisher and Chief Executive Officer Thomas Rose, following months of turmoil for Israel's first English-language...
UAE Rebuilds 400 Homes In Rafah
Islam Online 5/23/2004

DUBAI, May 23 (IslamOnline.net) - In the first such Arab move, United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nuhayyan ordered the UAE Red...
Economy Briefs
Jerusalem Times 5/27/2004

Deposits at banks drop: Deposits at banks operating in the Palestinian areas have dropped by 4.2%, from $4146 million at the end 2003 to...
Almost 3m Palestinians suffer from poverty, says PCBS
Jerusalem Times 5/27/2004

In its survey on the impact of Israeli measures on the economic during fourth quarter 2003, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) said...
Report: Israel may purchase two submarines from Germany
Ha'aretz 5/26/2004

Israel is planning to purchase two additional submarines from Germany, the German newspaper Bild reported Wednesday. Israel has in the past attained three submarines...
Israelis seek to sell arms to Canada
Globes 5/20/2004

Israeli defense company representives met Canadian Army and defense officials at a conference in Ottawa. -- A conference held in Ottawa last week may give...
Olmert asks US to expand free trade agreement
Globes 5/20/2004

On his visit to Washington, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Labor Ehud Olmert discussed intellectual property problems with US. -- Minister of Industry, Trade, and...
World Bank to coordinate Palestinian aid package with Israel
Ha'aretz 5/20/2004

Minister in the Finance Ministry, Meir Sheetrit, said on Thursday that the World Bank will coordinate its aid package for the Palestinians with Israel...
Gazprom president to visit Israel to promote gas deal
Globes 5/17/2004

Gazprom is in advanced negotiations for cooperation with large Israeli companies.-- Sources inform “Globes” that Alexey Miller, chairman of Russian natural gas giant Gazprom...
Defense industries fear Turkish upgrade projects cancellation
Globes 5/16/2004

Turkey's defense industry executive committee decided on Friday to cancel $11 billion in existing tenders. -- Israeli defense industry sources fear there may be cancellations...
Israeli economy taking off: 5.5% growth in first quarter
Maariv 5/17/2004

Israel's economy is again growing at a rapid rate. According to figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics, local production in the first...
Boeing, GE representatives to attend Homeland Security Conference
Globes 5/13/2004

200 Israeli companies are believed to be developing advanced anti-terrorism products. -- Representatives of US giants Boeing (NYSE:BA) and General Electric (NYSE:GE) will...
Lockheed-Martin to expand reciprocal procurement in Israel
Globes 5/14/2004

Representatives of 14 Israeli companies attended a homeland security conference hosted by Lockheed-Martin (NYSE:LMT) in Washington this week. -- Deputy Minister of Industry, Trade...
CPI for April climbs 1.1% on rising gas prices, low shekel
Ha'aretz 5/14/2004

Israel's consumer price index rose 1.1 percent in April from March, the highest monthly rise since June 2002, figures from the Central Bureau of...
New Indian govt expected to continue buying arms from Israel
Globes 5/14/2004

This is despite the fact that the Indian Congress Party has been anti-Israel in the past. -- The Congress Party of India will lead India's...
"King Abdallah supports Israel-Jordanian economic road map"
Globes 5/14/2004

The Israel Britain Business Council delegation proposed to King Abdallah that a joint taskforce be set up, comprising the Israeli and Jordanian governments and...
IEC execs propose negotiating with British Gas, dropping Egypt
Globes 5/14/2004

Officials in the Ministry of National Infrastructures also support the proposal. -- Sources inform “Globes” that senior Ministry of National Infrastructures officials and senior Israel...
State: Less families on income supplement benefits since cuts
Ha'aretz 5/12/2004

The state informed the High Court of Justice on Wednesday that since the cut made to income supplement allowances some nine months ago, the...
Remittances to Jordan play key role in economy
Daily Star 5/11/2004

BUSINESS COMMENTARY -- Remittances of Jordanians working abroad have played a key role in the Jordanian economy, compared to other sources of foreign exchange revenues...
Number of poor families rises 5%, now comprise 18.5% of all families in Israel
Ha'aretz 5/11/2004

Following four years of stability, the number of poor families in Israel apparently grew last year by more than five percent and stood at...
Israeli businesses eye the growing U.S. evangelical market
Ha'aretz 5/7/2004

A Ramat Gan-based marketing company, which previously specialized in advertising to the Haredi market in Israel, has announced its plans to invest up to...
40% of Israelis earn minimum wage
Ha'aretz 5/6/2004

Some 39.2 percent - 942,000 - of Israel's workers earn the minimum wage salary of NIS 3,335, according to figures from the economic division of the...
Chambers of Commerce predict 8% export growth this year
Globes 5/6/2004

Exports rose by 12.7% in the first quarter of 2004, compared with the corresponding quarter last year. -- The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce...
US lifts intellectual property blacklist threat
Globes 5/4/2004

The US Trade Representative nevertheless expressed serious concerns about data exclusivity for drug registration files. -- The US announced last night that it would not...
Elbit Systems unit to replace display systems on US Navy aircraft
Globes 5/4/2004

The potential value of EFW's contract with Boeing is estimated at over $45 million. -- Elbit Systems (NASDAQ: ESLT) subsidiary EFW Inc., based in Fort...
New report paints bleak picture of Arab life in Israel
Maariv 5/5/2004

Baby mortality rate double that of Jewish one, half of all Arab children poor, unemployment rate higher -- The "Israel 2003" report by the Central...
State seeks court order against Wednesday's teachers strike
Ha'aretz 5/4/2004

The Education Ministry attempted to head off a planned secondary school teachers strike set for Wednesday by asking the national labor court on Tuesday...
"3 int'l banks interested in launching Israel activity"
Globes 5/2/2004

Association of Foreign Banks in Israel president Charles Reisman: These are big, well-known and powerful names. -- Three major international banks are interested in launching...

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Poll: 76% of Israelis, Palestinians support two-state solution
Maariv 5/26/2004
According to survey of 40,000, majority of respondents from both sides want democratic Palestine and Israel to coexist. -- According to a poll comprised of...
Life deteriorated in April, say 47% of Palestinian households
Jerusalem Times 5/27/2004
The April survey the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) has conducted on the perception of the Palestinian people regarding their socioeconomic conditions during...
1982 European javelin champion to represent Palestine
Jerusalem Times 5/27/2004
The European Olympic javelin champion, the Greek national, Sofia Sakorafa, has announced her intention to participate in the Athens Olympics under the Palestinian flag...
When truth becomes buried in dogma
Daily Star 5/26/2004
The head - not the heart - now rules society, religion -- CAIRO: Archbishop Damianos is from a line of holy men who contemplate the soul of...
Thousands join Rafah funerals
The Guardian 5/25/2004
Thousands of Palestinians joined a funeral cortege through Rafah yesterday for 16 people killed during the Israeli assault who could not be buried earlier...
Peace activists march on Kissufim crossing
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004
Hundreds of people marched on the Kissufim crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel on Friday to protest the Israel Defense Forces operation in...
500 return to Defense Ministry to protest ongoing Gaza operation
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004
About 500 people demonstrated yesterday for the second consecutive day in front of the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv. The demonstration was organized by...
Rabbi supports killings in Rafah
Al-Jazeera 5/20/2004
A prominent rabbi has supported the killings of Palestinian civilians by Israeli occupation troops in the Gaza Strip, saying killing non-Jewish civilians is compatible...
Family sets out from TA to J'lem, calling for Gaza pullout
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004
Influenced by the events of recent weeks, Zami Ben Chorin, a member of Kibbutz Ga'ash who says he is fed up with the security...
Demonstrations Flare Up Across the oPt, Condemning Israeli Massacres in Rafah
International Press Center 5/20/2004
GAZA, Palestine, May 20, 2004 (IPC + WAFA)-- For the third consecutive day, large demonstrations swept through the occupied Palestinian territories (oPt),condemning the Israeli...
Can something good come out of Gaza?
Come And See 5/17/2004
Lots of bad news comes from Gaza in the last few years. One can say, “Can something good come out of Gaza?”.The Gaza...
New ISM Book: 'Peace Under Fire'
Amazon.com 5/18/2004
New ISM Book Released -- The first "official" ISM book - a collection of ISM reports and Journals has just been released and can be ordered...
Robbery brings Bedouin women's factory to its knees
Ha'aretz 5/18/2004
A break-in on Friday night has left a question mark hanging over the future of a unique carpet-weaving factory in the Negev Bedouin town...
Thousands gather to give peace a chance at biggest anti-war rally since intifada
The Independent 5/17/2004
Dozens of white balloons were launched into the warm night air to the sound of John Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine" as...
Israeli Actor Threatens To Avenge Son, Kill Sharon
Islam Online 5/16/2004
CAIRO, May 16 (IslamOnline.net) - A famed Israeli actor threatened Saturday, May 15, to assassinate Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, blaming him for the killing...
79 percent of Israelis want to withdraw from Gaza
Maariv 5/14/2004
Maariv survey: 40% of Israelis want to leave Gaza unconditionally. Large Left wing demonstration Saturday night in Tel –Aviv. -- A Maariv survey shows that...
Tariq Ali falls back on humor to address resistance, world events
Daily Star 5/13/2004
Author, filmmaker speaks on Iraq, Palestine - Radical leftist talks to a packed audience at the American University of Beirut --BEIRUT: The wonderful thing about...
Peace Now rejects calls to cancel Saturday peace protest
Ha'aretz 5/13/2004
In response to a call from the settlers' Yesha Council to cancel a peace demonstration planned for Saturday evening, Peace Now Director Yariv Oppenheimer...
Opening a dialogue: The Sociology of the Lebanese Civil War Novel
Daily Star 5/14/2004
AUB conference addresses Memory, trauma in post-war era -- Beirut: Two of the most ubiquitous complaints among Lebanese intellectuals are that people don't read and...
A Spotlight… Al Zaytoun Neighborhood
International Press Center 5/13/2004
GAZA, May 13, 2004 (IPC)- - Al Zytoun neighborhood sits in the heart of the hilly old Gaza City, as it occupies the southern part...
3rd annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival, June 4-20
Electronic Intifada/Chicago Palestine Film Festival 5/13/2004
The third annual Chicago Palestine Film Festival begins Friday, June 4, at the Gene Siskel Film Center. The festival moves to the Southwest Youth...
“Three Fathers” calls on Judges to resign
Maariv 5/13/2004
Four mothers” played major role in galvanizing public support for leaving Lebanon. New group of bereaved fathers wants courts to stop restricting IDF. -- A...
Greek javelin thrower wants to compete under Palestinian flag
Ha'aretz 5/11/2004
ATHENS, Greece - Greek javelin thrower Sofia Sakorafa said Tuesday she has petitioned the International Olympic Committee to compete under the Palestinian flag at the...
Rally on Saturday to back exit from Gaza - and return to talks
Ha'aretz 5/12/2004
The death of six soldiers yesterday in Gaza adds a poignant dimension to the Left's plan to return to Rabin Square on Saturday night...
Statement of Daniel Barenboim on the occasion of receiving the Wolf prize
Palestine Monitor 5/9/2004
Israeli Knesset May 9 -- I am asking today with deep sorrow: Can we, despite all our achievements, ignore the intolerable gap between what the...
Daniel Barnbaum Slams the Israeli Policy
Ha'aretz 5/10/2004
President Moshe Katsav and Education Minister Limor Livnat last night responded angrily to conductor Daniel Barenboim's sharp criticism of Israeli policy toward the Palestinians...
Rami Al Wawi found his chicken after very hard work under his demolished house
Rafah Today 5/9/2004
Rami Al Wawi found his doves dead in the rubble. -- In a new attack aimed to demolish Al Brazil and Al Shaer area in...
"Army & Arabs"…New Palestinian Game
Islam Online 5/5/2004
NABLUS, May 5 (IslamOnline.net) – Thirteen-year-old Fatihbellah threw a grain of sand at a group of children who blacked out immediately to be later handcuffed...
Israel Releases One of Hamas Founders
International Middle East Media Center 5/6/2004
Israeli authorities release, Wednesday night Mohammad Taha one of the founders of Hamas in Gaza Strip. Taha, 68 years old, was charged of owning...
EI's Ali Abunimah banned by Chicago Zionist organization
Electronic Intifada 5/4/2004
A few weeks ago, I registered online for the 2004 Israel Solidarity Day featuring the Walk With Israel, sponsored by the Jewish United Fund...
Likud MK demands conductor Barenboim be stripped of prize
Maariv 5/5/2004
Ruhama Avraham says conductor who played music of anti-Semitic composer Wagner not eligible for Wolf Award. Rivlin to boycott ceremony. -- MK Ruhama Avraham (Likud...

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Western agents let nuclear equipment slip past to Libya
The Guardian 5/29/2004

British and US intelligence missed a container-load of nuclear bomb-making equipment which arrived in Libya three months after President Muammar Gadafy announced that he...
IAEA: Libya received international support for nuclear program
Ha'aretz 5/28/2004

Libya's nuclear suppliers stretched over three continents and included states as well as individuals providing both equipment and expertise to the North American country...
Qatar: Jews can join Muslim-Christian forum
Middle East Online 5/28/2004

Doha intends to invite leading rabbis as ‘One hundred Imams and Rabbis For Peace’ conference cancelled. -- DOHA - A conference on Muslim-Christian Dialogue opened Thursday...
Calm returns to Beirut as army redeploys
Daily Star 5/29/2004

Hizbullah secretary-general postpones news conference on clashes -- BEIRUT: The security situation stabilized in Beirut's suburbs Friday, ending the clashes that started a day before...
Syrian minister admits US sanctions will hurt
Daily Star 5/29/2004

However, other officials disagree -- CAIRO: A key Syrian minister has acknowledged that US sanctions slapped on Damascus over its alleged support for terrorism, weapons...
Australian found guilty in plot to bomb Israeli embassy
Maariv 5/28/2004

An Australian citizen has been found guilty of conspiring to blow up the Israeli embassy in Canberra after changing his plea. Jack Roche, 50...
High oil prices have impact on Middle East
Daily Star 5/29/2004

VIENNA: Until a few years ago, oil analysts agreed that the long term equilibrium price of oil was somewhere in the vicinity of $20...
Right-wing Initiative Targets 'Lost Jews'
Forward 5/28/2004

Right-wing Orthodox activists in America have launched an initiative to bring tens of millions of so-called "lost Jews" from Asia and Europe to the...
Media Moguls Bid for JPost As Israel's Anglo Voice Is Put on Auction Block
Forward 5/28/2004

When the May 20 deadline passed for bidders seeking to buy the Jerusalem Post, Israel's most famous English-language newspaper faced a welter of suitors...
Fearing GOP Gains, Democrats Boost Jewish Outreach
Forward 5/28/2004

Bush Is Seen As Pro-Israel, But Stances on Domestic Issues Might Make Voters Think Twice -- WASHINGTON — Already fearing potential Republican gains among Jewish voters...
Ex-Mideast Envoy Zinni Charges Neocons Pushed Iraq War To Benefit Israel
Forward 5/28/2004

Lowey: Bush's Policies Increasing Danger to Jews Around the World -- The simmering debate over the role of Jewish neoconservatives in drawing America into war...
Ambassadors gather to celebrate Jordan's National Day
Daily Star 5/28/2004

Newly developed Le Royal Hotel hosts event -- DBAYYE, Lebanon: As Lebanon celebrated Liberation Day on Tuesday, many of the country's elite congregated in the...
US allies accused of prison abuses
Al-Jazeera 5/28/2004

Some Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib said they were abused by occupation troops from Poland and other countries, according to copies of statements to...
Caterpillar pressed to limit Israel sales
Ha'aretz 5/27/2004

WASHINGTON - U.S. protest groups have increased pressure on the heavy-equipment manufacturer Caterpillar to limit sales to Israel because it uses company bulldozers to demolish...
Abed Rabbo Dedicates Prestigious French Prize to Rafah Victims
Palestine Media Center 5/27/2004

PLO Executive Committee Member and head of the Palestinian Peace Coalition (PPC) Yasser Abed Rabbo together with the head of the Yahad party Yossi...
Gasoline price-hike protest leaves 5 dead
Daily Star 5/27/2004

BEIRUT: Five protesters were shot dead and at least 20 others wounded in Beirut's southern suburb of Hay al-Sellom Thursday, when the worker protest...
Palestinians in Jordan must return to Iraq
Daily Star 5/27/2004

AMMAN: Around 20 Palestinians stranded in a Jordanian desert camp were preparing to return Thursday to Iraq, which they fled more than a year...
General strike announced in Lebanon to protest rising costs of living
MENA Report 5/27/2004

Beirut was almost a "ghost city" Thursday as labor trade unions staged a day-long strike that shuttered schools, closed businesses, disrupted airline flights and...
The Times and Iraq
New York Times 5/26/2004

Over the last year this newspaper has shone the bright light of hindsight on decisions that led the United States into Iraq. We have...
New parliament opens with anti-US chants
Jordan Times 5/28/2004

TEHRAN (Reuters) — To chants of "Death to America" and "Death to the occupiers of Iraq" Islamic conservatives took up their majority in Iran's parliament...
International Condemnation of Israel’s Aggression on Rafah Continues
International Press Center 5/27/2004

CAPITALS, May27, 2004 (IPC+ Agencies)-- International and Arab reactions to the Israeli aggressive actions against the Palestinian people, mainly in Rafah city, continued as...
Iraqi Islamic shrine damaged in attack
Al-Jazeera 5/26/2004

The Imam Ali shrine in Najaf - a site of great importance to all Muslims in Iraq - has been damaged by rockets or mortars, witnesses...
Damascus, Brotherhood set to reconcile?
Daily Star 5/26/2004

Government wary of reintroducing group -- BEIRUT: Syrian government officials have been holding talks with Muslim Brotherhood leaders aimed at reconciling the banned Islamic movement...
Lebanese flock to border to celebrate
Daily Star 5/26/2004

Israeli troops fire shots into air as crowd throws stones --SIDON: On the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the liberation of Lebanon's southern...
U.S. Muslim Lawyer Urges Probe After FBI Apology
Islam Online 5/26/2004

PORTLAND, May 26 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) – After the FBI apologized for a "misidentification" that led to his arrest over the Madrid blasts, an American...
EU agrees to seek Syria WMD pledge for trade pact
Ha'aretz 5/26/2004

BRUSSELS - European Union states agreed on Wednesday to demand a firmer commitment from Syria renouncing weapons of mass destruction in return for signing a...
US Muslims struggle to be heard
Al-Jazeera 5/26/2004

It is 5pm in Springfield, Virginia and the heat of the afternoon sun is bearing down on a sparse studio as a radio host...
Bashir 'called off' Israeli embassy attack
Al-Jazeera 5/26/2004

Alleged Jemaah Islamiyah chief Abu Bakr Bashir personally called off a planned bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Canberra, a British-born Muslim convert charged...
'A summit of words and no deeds'
The Guardian 5/26/2004

Press Review: Press pessimism greeted the postponed meeting -- Haaretz, Editorial, Israel, May 25: "The Arab League summit in Tunis, which finished on Sunday, was...
Israel Launches "Dirty War" In Rafah: Le Monde
Islam Online 5/21/2004

PARIS , May 21 (IslamOnline.net) – The Israeli offensive on the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah is a "dirty war" launched by occupation forces against...
CAMPAIGN CONFIDENTIAL: AIPAC Not Quite Satisfied
Forward 5/21/2004

Clap, Clap (Grumble, Grumble): President Bush got more than 20 standing ovations and heard calls for "four more years" during his speech this week...
Thousands march in Lebanon ready to defend Iraqi holy shrines
Daily Star 5/21/2004

Beirut:Tens of thousands of Lebanese Shiites in white shrouds marched in a Beirut suburb on Friday in a collective show of willingness to...
Accused Hezbollah supporter returns to U.S. to face charge
Ha'aretz 5/21/2004

DEARBORN, Michigan - After nearly six years as a fugitive, one of the first men charged under a 1996 anti-terrorism law voluntarily returned to the...
A Sister for Rafah?
Maariv 5/21/2004

Tumult in the United States: Will Rafah be declared a sister city to Madison, Wisconsin? “This is camouflage for anti-Israeli activity” -- A storm is...
Organizations Press U.S. Administration to Restrain Israel
Miftah 5/21/2004

By Various Arab American Organizations -- We, the undersigned organizations, strongly condemn Israel's recent indiscriminate killings of innocent Palestinians, including many children. In particular, we...
Pressure mounts on OPEC to boost production amid high prices
Middle East Online 5/21/2004

Saudi plans a U-turn from a one-million-barrel cut orchestrated in March, aims to cool prices. -- Amid mounting fears that rising oil prices might snuff...
Arab leaders make second attempt at eluding summit
Middle East Online 5/21/2004

Recent events have only confirmed the Arab League's traditional reputation as a talking shop, venue for disagreement: Western analyst. -- Intrigues and differences over the...
Iranian car manufacturing firm signs $45 million deal in Syria
MENA Report 5/20/2004

Deputy managing director of Iran's Saipa Car Manufacturing Company, Abdulvahhab Shariati, said on Wednesday that an agreement for producing "Pride" car to Syria worth...
Press Review: 'This is a recruiting campaign for Hamas'
The Guardian 5/21/2004

Israeli military action has led to widespread censure -- New York Times, Editorial, May 20: "The Israeli army is engaged in what looks like a...
Berg beheading: No way, say medical experts
Asia Times 5/22/2004

American businessman Nicholas Berg's body was found on May 8 near a Baghdad overpass; a video of his supposed decapitation death by knife appeared...
Aljazeera crew member killed in Iraq
Al-Jazeera 5/21/2004

Rashid Hamid Wali, an Aljazeera television worker, was killed early Friday morning while filming clashes in the flashpoint Iraqi city of Karbala. Wali, 44...
Five killed in Saudi gunfight
Al-Jazeera 5/20/2004

Four armed suspects and a Saudi police officer have been killed in a shootout the Saudi city of Buraida, the interior ministry has said...
Syria rejects money laundering claim
Al-Jazeera 5/19/2004

State-owned Commercial Bank of Syria has denied US charges of money laundering and other illegal activities. The bank has also branded as arbitrary and...
Outrage in Olympia as Sister City is Attacked
Electronic Intifada 5/19/2004

Olympia, WA; May 18 -- Since Rachel Corrie died in Rafah over a year ago, Rafah has held a special place in the hearts of...
Wedding party massacre
The Guardian 5/20/2004

Iraqis claim more than 40 killed in US helicopter attack-- Iraqi officials last night said an American helicopter fired on a wedding party in...
Brit on trial for plot to bomb Israeli mission
Ha'aretz 5/18/2004

A British-born Muslim convert yesterday went on trial in Perth, Australia, charged with plotting to blow up the Israeli embassy in Canberra and the...
AIPAC asks Congress to legislate Bush letter
Ha'aretz 5/18/2004

WASHINGTON - After U.S. President George W. Bush delivers his keynote address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee today, activists from the American-Jewish lobby...
US report takes dim view of human rights in Lebanon
Daily Star 5/19/2004

Political freedoms found to be lacking -- BEIRUT: According to a report released by the US State Department on Monday, the Lebanese government's overall human...
Lebanon cracks 'Israeli spy ring'
Al-Jazeera 5/18/2004

Lebanon has cracked a spy ring recruited by Israel to help assassinate the head of the resistance group Hizb Allah, a Beirut newspaper has...
Egypt Brackets Muslim Brotherhood With Terror - Experts
Islam Online 5/18/2004

CAIRO, May 18 (IslamOnline.net) – The arrest of 54 members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood by Egyptian authorities is designed to bracket the opposition group...
Reports on Israeli assassin, spy ring confirmed
Daily Star 5/19/2004

Targets have not yet been ascertained -- BEIRUT: Newspaper reports that an Israeli spy ring was trying to assassinate top officials here were confirmed Tuesday...
Massive budget deficit alarms Egypt's leaders
Daily Star 5/19/2004

CAIRO: Egypt's increasing budget deficit, caused by its living above its means for years, is now ringing alarm bells in the government, which is...
Amal, Hizbullah blame each other for poisonings
Daily Star 5/19/2004

Competing claims deepen electoral conflict between 2 parties -- SIDON: The poisoning of 250 men, women and children in the Sidon town of Teffahta was...
Some leaders to skip Arab summit
Al-Jazeera 5/17/2004

The heads of state of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Yemen are to stay away from an Arab summit to be reconvened in Tunis this...
Congressmen to AIPAC: We'll legislate Bush's promises
Ha'aretz 5/17/2004

WASHINGTON - Leading Democratic and Republican Congressmen told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual conference Monday that they plan to work toward formalizing in...
Iraqis Furious Over Repeated U.S. Attacks On Mosques
Islam Online 5/17/2004

BAGHDAD, May 17 (IslamOnline.net) – Away from the policies of pre-dawn terrifying sweeps, systematic and abhorrent prisoner abuse and "imprecise" bombings of civilian Iraqi homes...
Amoudi's Trial Delayed Over 'Significant' Evidence - Lawyers
Islam Online 5/11/2004

CAIRO , May 11 (IslamOnline.net) – American political activist Abdel-Rahman al-Amoudi's trial was postponed to September after the emergence of a "significant" evidence which might help...
Thousands Of Britons To Mark Nakba Day
Islam Online 5/14/2004

CAIRO , May 14 (IslamOnline.net)- Thousands of Britons are to commemorate the Palestinian Nakba Day Saturday, May 15, planning to will ask their government to...
US journalists impressed by visit with Assad
Daily Star 5/14/2004

BEIRUT: US foreign editors and senior producers who met with Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday said they were surprised by his degree of...
CAMPAIGN CONFIDENTIAL: Kerry and Bush; AIPAC Blocking Cynthia McKinney
Forward 5/14/2004

Kerry Critique: The campaign of John Kerry is missing an opportunity to criticize President Bush's lack of adroitness in selling Prime Minister Sharon's disengagement...
NYC plays hardball with Rachel Corrie protest defendants
By David Bloom, Electronic Intifada 5/14/2004

A New York City judge has imposed unprecedentedly harsh penalties on a group of anti-war protesters who blocked traffic on 5th Ave. last spring...
Syria seeks alternative firms for trade
Daily Star 5/14/2004

BEIRUT: Syrian Information Minister Ahmed al-Hasan said Thursday his government is trying to find alternative companies to do business with the United States after...
Records: U.S. turned blind eye to Nazi sympathizers' past
Ha'aretz 5/14/2004

WASHINGTON - The Federal Bureau of Investigation and other U.S. agencies ignored the murky pasts of alleged Nazi collaborators living in the United States because...
Syria's Assad tells U.S. Jews: You are always welcome here
Ha'aretz 5/13/2004

NEW YORK - A delegation of ten New York Jews is currently visiting Damascus at the invitation of Syrian President Bashar Assad and will seek...
Amal, Hizbullah: Syria restores balance of power
Daily Star 5/13/2004

Lebanese speaker misled by 'rumors?' -- BEIRUT: Since the beginning of the local polls earlier this month, all kinds of speculation circulated regarding who Syria...
Libya shuns 'WMD proliferators'
Al-Jazeera 5/13/2004

Libya has decided to renounce all arms trade with countries accused of favouring proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The countries include North...
Hizb Allah condemns beheading
Al-Jazeera 5/13/2004

The timing of this act... is suspect timing that aims to serve the American administration and occupation forces in Iraq" -- The Lebanese political group...
Assad hints at change in official policy on Kurds
Daily Star 5/14/2004

Activists witness historic shift from security to political approach -- BEIRUT: The Syrian authorities appear to be examining the plight of their Kurdish population for...
Assad rejects US sanctions, refuses to expel militants
Daily Star 5/13/2004

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Thursday the United States had provided no proof to warrant imposing sanctions on his country and added he would...
Europe to seek Syria trade deal
The Guardian 5/13/2004

The EU is to pursue its own trade agreement with Syria despite a US decision to impose sanctions - though differences between member states are...
US accused of abusing and beating Afghan detainees
The Guardian 5/13/2004

Private facing court says she obeyed orders -- The US military prison torture scandal widened further yesterday as new evidence emerged of beatings and sexual...
Christian groups say ties with Israel 'worst' ever
Ha'aretz 5/12/2004

Christian organizations in the Holy Land say ties with the Israeli government are the worst ever and have accused the Jewish state of denying...
Syria Criticizes Sanctions, Seeks Talks
The Guardian 5/12/2004

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Syria denounced U.S. economic sanctions on Wednesday and other Arab countries - including close U.S. allies - joined in the criticism. Europe ignored...
General Who Made Anti-Islam Remark Tied to POW Case
IBN News 5/12/2004

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army general under investigation for anti-Islamic remarks has been linked by U.S. officials to the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal, which...
U.S. imposes sanctions on Syria
Ha'aretz 5/11/2004

WASHINGTON - President George W. Bush on Tuesday imposed a number of sanctions on Syria due to its continued support for terror organizations and failure...
Three years in jail for Jordanians convicted of planning attacks on US, Israeli tourists
Al-Bawaba 5/10/2004

A Jordanian military court on Monday convicted three men of planning to carry out attacks on American and Israeli tourists in Jordan and sentenced...
Analyst says Hizbullah stronger for 2005
Daily Star 5/11/2004

Municipal success in Bekaa Valley gives party 'more muscle' -- Beirut: Sunday's victory for Hizbullah in the municipal elections of the Bekaa Valley marks a...
Israeli link possible in US torture techniques
By Ali Abunimah, Daily Star 5/11/2004

In exchange for interrogation training, did Washington award security contracts? -- CHICAGO, Illinois: The head of the American defense contracting firm implicated in the torture...
Dubai sells ‘The World’
Media Bypass 5/6/2004

DUBAI - For all those who have dreamed of investing in a private island of their own can now make that dream a reality with...
AP Chief Unveils Plan to Fight Secrecy
The Guardian 5/7/2004

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Denouncing increased official secrecy, Associated Press President and CEO Tom Curley unveiled a plan Friday for a media advocacy center to...
UNESCO declares Tel Aviv a World Heritage Site
Globes 5/6/2004

Tel Aviv's "White City" is home to 4,000 Bauhaus-style buildings. -- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared Tel Aviv a...
Saudi Crown Prince: ''Zionism'' behind latest attacks in Kingdom
Al-Bawaba 5/2/2004

Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, on Saturday blamed Israel for the latest "terror" attacks in the kingdom. Receiving a number of university professors...
Religious Networks Show Bush Prayer Event
The Guardian 5/6/2004

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush reached out to evangelical Christians in a National Day of Prayer ceremony Thursday that religious networks were broadcasting coast-to-coast....During...
Death sentence for medics in Libyan HIV case
The Guardian 5/6/2004

A Libyan court sentenced five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor to death today for deliberately infecting more than 400 children with HIV. The...
Bombed bus to go on display opposite Capitol Hill
Ha'aretz 5/4/2004

The burned-out shell of a bus blown up in Jerusalem by a suicide bomber will go on display opposite Capitol Hill in Washington for...
Kerry woos Jews with Israel anecdotes
Ha'aretz 5/4/2004

WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry yesterday tried to convey to a major Jewish audience, at the annual convention of the Anti-Defamation League...
Egypt court bans Egypt-Israel Friendship society
Ha'aretz 5/4/2004

A court in Egypt this week banned the establishment of an Egyptian-Israeli friendship association, saying the country does not need "false friendships." The friendship...
EU grants $1.4 billion to boost 'stuttering' peace effort
Ha'aretz 5/4/2004

DUBLIN - Hoping to boost the 'stuttering' Middle East peace process, the European Union on Tuesday pledged 1.2 billion euros ($1.43 billion) in assistance to...
Former diplomats attack Bush
The Guardian 5/4/2004

White House accused of sacrificing credibility with Arab world in US protest that mirrors assault on Blair -- Fifty-three former US diplomats today accuse the...
Tehran Times: Five Mossad agents arrested in Syria
International Middle East Media Center 5/3/2004

The Irani online newspaper "Tehran Times" revealed information, Monday about arresting five Israeli Intelligence Service (Mossad) agents in Damascus. The five Jewish men of...
Anti-Muslim Violence 70% Up: CAIR Annual Report
Islam Online 5/3/2004

WASHINGTON, May 3 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) - Muslims in the United States have been exposed to more than 1,000 incidents of violence, discrimination, profiling, or...
Americans Urged to Leave Saudi Arabia
The Guardian 5/3/2004

YANBU, Saudi Arabia (AP) - The U.S. ambassador on Monday urged Americans to leave Saudi Arabia after a weekend shooting rampage that killed five Westerners...

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