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  Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Israel shocked by image of soldiers forcing violinist to play at roadblock
The incident was not as shocking as the recording of an Israeli officer pumping the body of a 13-year-old girl full of bullets and then saying he would have shot her even if she had been three years old.
Nor was it as nauseating as the pictures in an Israeli newspaper of ultra-orthodox soldiers mocking Palestinian corpses by impaling a man's head on a pole and sticking a cigarette in his mouth.
Israelis put great store in a belief that their army is "the most moral in the world" because it says it adheres to a code of "the purity of arms".
www.guardian.co.uk /israel/Story/0,2763,1361755,00.html   (1011 words)

 CNN.com - Demonstrators call for Israeli pullout - May 11, 2002
As the activists gathered on the spot where Israeli Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin was assassinated in 1995, Israeli tanks and troops were poised at the Gaza border, waiting for an order to begin a retaliatory strike for Tuesday's Palestinian terror attack in the coastal city of Rishon Letzion that killed 15 Israelis.
Israeli Defense Minister Benjamin Ben-Eliezer raised the level of uncertainty of retaliation Friday night, telling Israeli Channel 2 he had delayed the military operation in Gaza because government ministers had leaked details of the plan to the media.
Israeli military sources said the campaign would include air attacks in conjunction with ground operations but would not be on the scale of "Operation Defensive Shield," the Israeli military operation in the West Bank.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/meast/05/11/mideast   (838 words)

 israelinsider: Israel's daily online news magazine
Israeli forces arrested six Palestinians, including a 14-year-old boy coerced by militants into becoming a suicide bomber and a senior Hamas terror fugitive.
The Israeli army said Wednesday it has arrested a 14-year-old boy who allegedly was recruited by terrorists to carry out a suicide bombing against his will, the latest in a string of attempted attacks involving Palestinian youths.
Israeli citizen Tawfiq Fukra, 26, was convicted in Turkey of planning to hi-jack an El Al flight en route from Tel Aviv to Turkey and is now back in Israel under house arrest.
web.israelinsider.com   (891 words)

 Israel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Moreover, the Egyptian blockade prior to the 1956 Suez War violated the Convention on the Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone, which was adopted by the UN Conference on the Law of the Sea on April 27, 1958.
UN Security Council Resolution 242 (November 1967), calls for "withdrawal of Israeli armed forces from territories occupied in the recent conflict" (Six-Day war); and UN Security Council Resolution 446 (March 1979), declared settlements on the West Bank, Gaza Strip and the Golan Heights to be illegal.
This number does not include Israelis in "East Jerusalem", which was captured by Jordan in 1948, and annexed by it from 1950 to 1967.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/I/Israel.htm   (5214 words)

 Alternatives : Israeli Democracy
Baran is what Israelis call a “prince” : a son of the country’s first pioneers and leaders ; Avnery is a hero of the 1948 war, a former MK and celebrated journalist.
Israelis seem to accept the deployment of the army and police on a vast scale and the thousands of security guards at the entrances to all public facilities-restaurants and supermarkets, schools and department stores-without a shadow of a reservation, as if this were a completely normal way of life for individuals and the nation.
While Israelis were noted in the past for their inability to say “please,” “excuse me,” or “thank you,” today they are ready to physically attack someone who cuts ahead of them in traffic ; and since they often have guns on them, such incidents sometimes end in tragedy.
www.alternatives.ca /article1750.html   (3942 words)

 Israeli Army Engaged in Fight Over Its Soul (washingtonpost.com)
With the Israel Defense Forces in the fourth year of battle with the Palestinians, the most dominant institution in Israeli society is also embroiled in a struggle over its own character, according to dozens of interviews with soldiers, officers, reservists and some of the nation's preeminent military analysts.
And while they do not question the need to prevent terrorist acts against Israelis, military officials and soldiers are speaking out with increasing frequency against a strategy that they say has forsaken negotiation and relied almost exclusively on military force to address the conflict.
Israeli military officials requested that the full names of active-duty soldiers not be printed for fear that they could be subject to prosecution for war crimes in countries that oppose Israel's actions in the Palestinian territories.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A54448-2003Nov17.html   (875 words)

 The Chronicle: 7/26/2002: Why We Should Not Boycott Israeli Academics
The massive usurpation of land and water resources since the Israeli capture of the territories in 1967, the illegal settling of about 200,000 colonists there, and the harsh and humiliating treatment of an essentially colonized population has provoked a good deal of Israel's problems with the Palestinians.
Israeli universities have Arab-Israeli students and have conducted hundreds of joint projects with their counterparts in the Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia.
Israeli academics tend to be left of center, and finding one who expresses something other than deep distaste for Sharon is no easy task.
chronicle.com /free/v48/i46/46b01301.htm   (1807 words)

 Third Arab-Israeli War
This was followed in May by Israeli threats to attack Syria and rumors (false ones planted by the Soviets) that Israel was mobilizing to wage an attack.
Israeli warplanes swept in over the north coast beneath Egyptian radar, then deliberately climbed into radar range before reaching Cairo allowing, it was hoped, just enough time for Egyptian pilots to scramble, get into the cockpits of their planes, but not have enough time to get off the ground.
Israeli ground troops advanced to the banks of the Suez Canal, and occupied the Golan Heights, Judea, Samaria, Gaza, and the West Bank, which contained half the population of Jordan and half its economic resources.
www.nmhschool.org /tthornton/mehistorydatabase/1967_third_arab.htm   (1049 words)

 Online NewsHour: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | PBS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Israeli troops officially handed over evacuated Jewish settlements to Palestinian security forces Monday.
The Israeli withdrawal from 21 Gaza Strip and four West Bank settlements continued as soldiers started forcibly removing fellow Israelis.
Hundreds of Israeli nationalists and protesters faced their own army as troops began distributing eviction notices as part of the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/middle_east/conflict   (192 words)

 CNN.com - Israeli killed in border village attack - Jan. 13, 2003
Israeli soldiers and police killed the attackers in an exchange of gunfire near Afula in northern Israel.
Israeli television said one Israeli soldier died in the incident.
Israeli military sources said the victim was Hasem Fanun, a Hamas activist shot after Israeli civilian security guards returned fire toward a group of armed Palestinians.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/01/12/mideast   (399 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Weekly report on Israeli human rights violations in the Occupied Palestinian ...
Israeli forces surrounded the house in which the young man had taken shelter escaping from the forces who had attempted to detain him.
Israeli military sources claimed that a gun and a pistol were found in Manasra's house, but residents of the areas asserted that Mnasra had no house in Yatta village contrary to the Israeli claim.
Israeli occupying forces also raided and searched homes of four families whose sons are wanted for alleged activities against the Israeli occupation.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/d60caff200e4a86e85256d0b0052b8ca   (4281 words)

 Israeli officials OK freedom for hundreds of Palestinians
The list of Palestinians to be sprung from Israeli jails and detention centers includes an assortment of prisoners, from petty thieves and elderly convicts to men held as possible security risks, Israeli officials said.
Sunday night, four Israelis, a mother and three children, were wounded in a shooting ambush on the outskirts of Jerusalem, near the West Bank town of Bethlehem.
Israeli troops recently withdrew from Bethlehem as part of their obligations under the Middle East road map.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/08/04/MN238737.DTL   (674 words)

 IRIS: Information Regarding Israel's Security
James Wolfensohn, who was tapped by the Quartet to monitor the Israeli pullout from Gaza, wanted the Palestinians to use the greenhouses to kick-start Gaza's new economy and bought the greenhouses for the PA with private funds.
When Israeli troops left the area, Palestinians began looting and destroying the greenhouses, while the PA security services stood aside, not lifting a finger to stop the destruction.
Israeli authorities had approved her request to let her move to Tulkarm in the West Bank so that she could marry her fiance.
www.iris.org.il   (3479 words)

In the face of Israeli reluctance even to discuss the return of occupied territories, the fourth Arab-Israeli War erupted on Oct. 6, 1973, with a surprise Egyptian and Syrian assault on the Jewish high holy day of Yom Kippur.
Although the Hebron Accord was signed in January, calling for the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the city, the construction of new Jewish settlements on the West Bank in March profoundly upset progress toward peace.
The Israeli military claimed the razing was necessary to secure the border between Egypt and the Gaza Strip.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107652.html   (2790 words)

 CNN.com - Israeli troops respond to attack that killed 4 - Feb. 17, 2003
In the aftermath of a weekend attack that killed four of its soldiers, Israeli troops were active overnight in Gaza, Israeli military and Palestinian sources said.
The sources said Israeli troops in tanks and other vehicles then moved to Ell Twom, a neighborhood north of Gaza City, and used explosives to destroy a house believed to belong to Hamas activists.
Israeli military sources said one soldier was lightly wounded during the clash.
edition.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/02/16/mideast   (753 words)

 CBC News:Israeli military raid kills founder of Hamas
GAZA - The founder and spiritual leader of the militant Palestinian group Hamas is dead after an Israeli missile attack in Gaza City.
Witnesses say Israeli helicopters fired three missiles at Sheik Ahmed Yassin near a mosque early Monday morning in the Gaza Strip, killing him and two bodyguards instantly.
Israeli troops killed seven more Palestinians Sunday, including local Hamas leader Basem Kadeeh and his wife.
www.cbc.ca /stories/2004/03/21/world/yassin_040321   (270 words)

 Israeli shelling kills U.N. peacekeeper - World News - MSNBC.com
A Swedish officer also was wounded by the Israeli shelling, Milos Struger, spokesman for the U.N. peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon known as UNIFIL, said in a statement from the force’s headquarters in the Lebanese border town of Naqoura.
In Jerusalem, the Israeli military confirmed an officer was killed in the Hezbollhah attack.
Israeli planes also fired two missiles on a suspected guerrilla hideout east of the Lebanese village of Kfar Chouba near the Chebaa Farms, the officials in south Lebanon said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
msnbc.msn.com /id/6806318   (674 words)

 USATODAY.com - Report: Blast kills 6 Israeli soldiers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
On Tuesday, six Israeli soldiers were killed when their armored personnel carrier was shredded by a roadside bomb in Gaza City, prompting a massive Israeli incursion into a densely populated neighborhood.
Israel is known for going to great lengths to recover the bodies of fallen soldiers, both because Jewish law requires the body to be buried intact and the army fears militants will try to use the remains as bargaining chips.
An Israeli gunboat fired a shell into a sparsely populated Gaza City neighborhood near Yasser Arafat's abandoned Gaza headquarters, Palestinian witnesses said, causing neither injuries nor damage.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2004-05-12-gaza-attack_x.htm   (1192 words)

 Gush Shalom - Israeli Peace Bloc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
We, Israeli peace activists, reject out of hand such a balancing act" say the organizers of the solidarity action which took place today in the village in spite of the army's effort to prevent it.
Some thousand demonstrators, Palestinians, Israelis and internationals held this morning a protest march towards the site where the "Separation Fence" is being built on the lands of Imatin village, located deep inside the West Bank at a 17 km distance from the Green line ('67 border).
In spite of that, the attitude towards the Israeli guest was throughout warm and cordial.
zope.gush-shalom.org /home/en   (8936 words)

 ei: Israeli forces kills seven Palestinians and destroys 40 homes in Gaza   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
According to PCHR's preliminary investigations, at approximately 01:30, an infantry unit of Israeli occupying forces moved into al-Na'aima Street in the east of Beit Hanoun, towards a house belonging to the family of Nahed 'Abdul Rahman Abu 'Ouda, 44, who is wanted by Israeli troops.
PCHR learned that Abu 'Ouda was killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli troops, but those troops have continued to hold his body in a Palestinian ambulance, without allowing the ambulance to travel out of the town.
PCHR is extremely concerned about this latest Israeli military escalation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), in the Gaza Strip, which has caused many casualties among Palestinian civilians and inflicted large-scale destruction to civilian properties and infrastructure.
electronicintifada.net /v2/article2883.shtml   (816 words)

 CNN.com - Hamas leader killed in Israeli helicopter strike - May 30, 2004
Israeli media said the Hamas leaders were in Gaza City's Zeitoun neighborhood when they were killed.
"Israeli security forces this evening targeted a motorcycle carrying two senior members of the Hamas group who were involved in many attacks, including suicide bombings, that caused the deaths of Israeli civilians and soldiers.
The strike in Gaza followed a Palestinian attack Saturday morning against an Israeli army patrol in a refugee camp in the West Bank in which an Israeli officer was killed.
edition.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/meast/05/29/mideast   (504 words)

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