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 CNN.com - Palestinian kills 5 in West Bank settlement - June 21, 2002
In the latest of a string of Israeli military actions following the announcement, Israeli troops entered the West Bank city of Tulkarem and declared the city closed Thursday.
NABLUS, West Bank (CNN) -- A Palestinian gunman killed five Israelis, including a mother and her three children, at a Jewish settlement near Nablus late Thursday, Israeli military sources said.
At least one Palestinian gunman infiltrated the settlement and entered a house where a family with a large number of children lived, Israeli military sources said.
www.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/meast/06/20/mideast/index.html

  
 Israeli Court Orders Changes in Barrier (washingtonpost.com)
A high concrete wall separating the West Bank town of Abu Dis from East Jerusalem is part of the disputed barrier project overseen by the Israeli military.
The Israeli military, which chose the barrier's route and is overseeing its construction, said in a statement that it would shift the path of an 18-mile section to meet the court's demands.
The court said construction of the barrier, including the expropriation of Palestinian land, for security reasons is "within the authority of the military commander." It did not find that the barrier was being constructed for political reasons, as Palestinians have alleged.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/articles/A16630-2004Jun30.html

  
 USATODAY.com - Israel expels two West Bank Palestinians to Gaza Strip
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israel expelled two Palestinians from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday — an unprecedented step the military hailed as a powerful deterrent against suicide bombings and human rights groups condemned as a violation of international law.
On Wednesday morning, the Ajouris were driven in a convoy of jeeps and prison vans from two Israeli prisons to a military base in the West Bank where they bid farewell to relatives.
On May 10, 26 Palestinian militants were expelled from the West Bank town of Bethlehem to the Gaza Strip at the end of a 39-day Israeli siege of the Church of the Nativity.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2002-09-04-palestinian-expulsions_x.htm   (1071 words)

  
 Israeli West Bank barrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The court agreed with both parties that the West Bank was held by Israel in a state of "belligerent occupation" and that "military administration, headed by the military commander, continues to apply" flowing from "the principles of the Israeli administrative law" and "provisions of public international law...
The Israeli West Bank barrier (commonly referred to as a "fence" by its supporters and a "wall" by its opponents) is a physical barrier being constructed by Israel consisting of a network of fences with vehicle-barrier trenches (95%) and walls (5%).
On November 13, 2005 U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said that she supports the separation barrier Israel is building along the edges of the West Bank, and that the onus is on the Palestinian Authority to fight terrorism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Israeli_West_Bank_barrier   (6687 words)

  
 Israeli Settlement  Activity and Land  Confiscation in West Bank and Gaza Strip
IDF announces that it has sealed thousands of agricultural plots of land in the West Bank belonging to 79 Palestinian villages, most near Hebron for use as army training fields (Military Order No. (99/6/S)).
By the end of February 2000, 7,120 new Israeli housing units were in various stages of construction in the West Bank, excluding East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip – enough to increase the settler population by 30,000.
Tenders are published for two new roads in the West Bank – one connecting the settlements of Shaked and Katzir, another connecting Kiryat Arba and Ramat Mimra.
galton.uchicago.edu /~amit/MIDE/Update_Settlement_20Activity.html   (2482 words)

  
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TravelBlog » World Facts » West Bank » Military
www.travelblog.org /World/we-mil.html   (104 words)

  
 INTERNATIONAL PRESS CENTER
The three detainees were identifed as Salah Mahmoud Khalil Ziam, Jamal Abu-Zino and Ahmad Mustafa Sarsour were set free Wednesday by an order of the Israeli military court of Ofra prison of the West Bank.
GAZA, Palestine, September 15,2005 (IPC+Agencies) ---Israeli sources said yesterday that in the after math of ending the Israeli military rule of Gaza Strip, Israeli was obliged to release three of five administrative detainees.
As for the political detianess whose trials were in progress, the israeli military courts have made a tremendous effort in recent months to wrap up their cases so they can be given prisoner status.
www.ipc.gov.ps /ipc_new/english/details.asp?name=10540   (460 words)

  
 Human Rights Watch: Middle East and Northern Africa : Israel, Occupied Territory, West Bank and Gaza Strip
Human Rights Watch/Middle East calls on the government of Israel to take immediate steps to lift unprecedented measures confining residents of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in their cities and towns by military force.
In a letter sent to President Yasser Arafat, Human Rights Watch/Middle East expressed deep concern over the Palestinian military court trial in Nablus on Tuesday that sentenced Fawzi Sawalha, a member of Force 17, to death for treason and terrorism.
In a letter to the White House released today, Human Rights Watch asked President Clinton to press Palestinian leader Yasir Arafat to abolish Palestinian state security courts and sharply restrict the use of military courts.
www.hrw.org /doc/?t=mideast&c=isrlpa&document_limit=160,20   (460 words)

  
 MSNBC - Israel may use grill to end prison hunger strike
Also Monday, Israeli troops killed an unarmed Palestinian in the West Bank city of Nablus during an Israeli military operation there, Palestinian witnesses said.
Israeli military sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said soldiers spotted militants setting up a rocket launcher, and the helicopters targeted them, hitting one.
They said the 29-year-old man was shot in the head when he climbed on the roof of his home during a curfew.
msnbc.msn.com /id/5434896   (460 words)

  
 Israeli West Bank barrier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The court agreed with both parties that the West Bank was held by Israel in a state of "belligerent occupation" and that "military administration, headed by the military commander, continues to apply" flowing from "the principles of the Israeli administrative law" and "provisions of public international law...
The Israeli West Bank barrier (commonly referred to as a "fence" by its supporters and a "wall" by its opponents) is a physical barrier being constructed by Israel consisting of a network of fences with vehicle-barrier trenches (95%) and walls (5%).
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, prior to the Camp David 2000 Summit with Yasser Arafat, vowed to build a separation barrier, stating that it is "essential to the Palestinian nation in order to foster its national identity and independence without being dependent on the State of Israel".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Israeli_West_Bank_barrier   (6687 words)

  
 Minnesota Session Laws 2000, Chapter 492
Minnesota West Community and Technical College at Worthington The board, for Minnesota west community and technical college, may enter into a market-rate lease agreement with the YMCA for not to exceed 20 years, subject to Minnesota Statutes, section 16A.695, for the lease of land on the Worthington campus.
Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley 125,000 To upgrade the electrical and lighting, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems in the main building of the Minnesota military museum, to design and construct an addition to the museum, and to insulate a heating system in building I-40.
Minnesota Center for Agricultural Innovation 500,000 For a grant to the city of Olivia to establish the Minnesota center for agricultural innovation to promote agricultural innovation by providing a place for experts to gather and study agricultural technology.
www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us /slaws/2000/c492.html   (12405 words)

  
 Human Rights Watch: Middle East and Northern Africa : Israel, Occupied Territory, West Bank and Gaza Strip
The bulldozer is the military’s primary weapon to raze Palestinian homes, shred roads, and level greenhouses in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in violation of the laws of war.
At this critical juncture in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is imperative that your administration states its unequivocal opposition to all Israeli settlement activity in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
George Bush should tell Ariel Sharon that the United States is unequivocally opposed to all Israeli settlement activity in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, Human Rights Watch said as the U.S. president and Israeli prime minister met.
www.hrw.org /mideast/is-ot-pa.php   (12405 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- Field Listing - Background
Direct negotiations to determine the permanent status of Gaza and West Bank began in September 1999 after a three-year hiatus, but were derailed by a second intifadah that broke out in September 2000.
The resulting widespread violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel's military response, and instability within the Palestinian Authority continue to undermine progress toward a permanent agreement.
Under the DOP, Israel agreed to transfer certain powers and responsibilities to the Palestinian Authority, which includes the Palestinian Legislative Council elected in January 1996, as part of the interim self-governing arrangements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
www.phatnav.com /factbook/fields/2028.html   (12405 words)

  
 Canadian Jewish News
The Israeli general who has thwarted every attempt by terrorists to breach the security barrier surrounding the Gaza Strip says a similiar defensive system is essential for the West Bank to prevent suicide bombers from entering Israel.
Maj.-Gen. Doron Almog was commander of the Israel Defence Forces’ Southern Command from the end of 2000 to 2003, a position that placed him at the head of military operations for all of Gaza, as well as the defence of Israel’s borders with Egypt and Jordan.
Almog said such a buffer is also necessary around the West Bank.
www.cjnews.com /viewarticle.asp?id=3029   (715 words)

  
 Interim Agreement on the West Bank and Gaza Strip
The Council's jurisdiction will extend gradually to cover West Bank and Gaza Strip territory, except for the issues to be negotiated in the permanent status negotiations, through a series of redeployments of the Israeli military forces.
Palestinians from abroad whose entry into the West Bank and the Gaza Strip is approved pursuant to this Agreement, and to whom the provisions of this Article are applicable, will not be prosecuted for offenses committed prior to September 13, 1993.
The two sides view the West Bank and the Gaza Strip as a single territorial unit, the integrity and status of which will be preserved during the interim period.
www.soas.ac.uk /Centres/IslamicLaw/AIIA.html   (5346 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- Field Listing - Background
Direct negotiations to determine the permanent status of Gaza and West Bank began in September 1999 after a three-year hiatus, but were derailed by a second intifadah that broke out in September 2000.
The resulting widespread violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel's military response, and instability within the Palestinian Authority continue to undermine progress toward a permanent agreement.
Between the referendum and the arrival of a multinational peacekeeping force in late September 1999, anti-independence Timorese militias - organized and supported by the Indonesian military - commenced a large-scale, scorched-earth campaign of retribution.
www.phatnav.com /factbook/fields/2028.html   (5346 words)

  
 ZNet Mideast This Is The Israeli 'Cease Fire'
The Israeli military government is openly reporting that it will not cease its illegal practice of targeted assassinations, as it demonstrated yesterday in the West Bank.
The ten the Israelis are discussing dismantling are not those creating the cantons that divide the West Bank from itself, but rather those that are considered, 'out-posts' and illegal under Israeli law in addition to international law.
The Palestinian Authority and the Israeli military government have agreed to a 'cease-fire.' The terminology is, of course, misleading.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=22&ItemID=3740   (5346 words)

  
 Report of the Special Committee to Investigate
Six of the suspects were Israeli Arabs from Kalansuwa and Tira, five were residents of the northern West Bank, while one was from the Gaza Strip.
On 25 April 1982, the Egyptian territory remaining under Israeli military occupation was restituted to the Government of Egypt in accordance with the provisions of the aforementioned agreement.
The areas of Egyptian territory under Israeli military occupation were further modified in accordance with the Treaty of Peace between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Israel, which was signed on 26 March 1979 and which came into force on 25 April 1979.
www.unhchr.ch /Huridocda/Huridoca.nsf/TestFrame/a57facd3a96e7dd1802566fa004ff034?Opendocument   (5346 words)

  
 West Bank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Palestinian people believe that the West Bank ought to be a part of their sovereign nation, and that the presence of Israeli military control is a violation of their right to self-determination.
The population of the West Bank is predominantly Palestinian (84%) with a significant minority of Israeli settlers.
Annexation of the West Bank and transfer of part or all of the Palestinian population (a 2002 poll at the height of the Al Aqsa intifada found 46% of Israelis favoring Palestinian transfer[6]; in 2005 two polls using a different methodology put the number at approximately 30%).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/West_Bank   (2643 words)

  
 ei: West Bank wasteland
At the beginning of April 2002, the Israeli army reoccupied a number of cities in the West Bank as part of a wide-scale military operation dubbed "Defensive Shield".
The area in which the dumpsite is being built is in an extension of the Ramin Valley, one of the most fertile and beautiful areas in the West Bank between Tulkarm and Nablus.
At the time, no attention was given to an artillery force that snuck up the hills to a quarry - the largest in the West Bank, which is located in the cradle of a huge hill west of Nablus.
electronicintifada.net /v2/article3789.shtml   (2160 words)

  
 CNN.com - Court orders rerouting of West Bank barrier - Sep 15, 2005
Palestinian residents say they are cut off from Israel and from the West Bank because they are not allowed to travel into Israel and they must pass through military checkpoints to reach other West Bank villages.
In June 2004, Israel's high court ruled that a section of the West Bank security barrier under construction must be rerouted to avoid infringing on the lives of 35,000 Palestinians.
JERUSALEM (CNN) -- In a unanimous decision, Israel's Supreme Court Thursday ordered the government to come up with a new route for part of its security barrier in the northern West Bank to minimize hardships for Palestinian residents.
www.cnn.com /rssclick/2005/WORLD/meast/09/15/mideast.barrier?section=cnn_world   (336 words)

  
 BBC News MIDDLE EAST Blast hits West Bank settlement
The attack was the latest in a wave of Palestinian suicide attacks carried out during the 16-month-old uprising against Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The bomber blew himself up at 2000 local time (1800GMT) at Karnei Shomron, close to the northern border between the West Bank and Israel.
A Palestinian suicide bomber has blown himself up in crowded restaurant at a Jewish settlement on the West Bank.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_1824000/1824767.stm   (336 words)

  
 CBS News Suicide Bomber Strikes On West Bank October 29, 2002 09:58:47
The Palestinian Authority, led by Arafat, has condemned suicide bombings but says its security forces are unable to act against militants since Israel's military actions including the takeover of most Palestinian cities in the West Bank have severely weakened its forces.
In the West Bank bombing, the attacker walked or was driven the 10 miles across the rocky hills of the northern West Bank from Nablus to the gas station at the entrance to the settlement of Ariel, one of the largest in the West Bank.
The Palestinian legislature, which effectively forced Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to dissolve his Cabinet on Sept. 11, will meet Monday in the West Bank city of Ramallah and decide whether to approve the new proposed Cabinet.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2002/10/29/world/main527321.shtml   (336 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Special reports Comment: Israeli barrier's effect on Palestinian life
In the farming villages of the northern West Bank, what was once a self-sufficient way of life is dying out because farmers cannot access their land.
Over the past few months, the barrier that Israel is building to cut itself off from the occupied Palestinian territories of the West Bank has come to symbolise the divide between the two peoples at the heart of the Middle East crisis.
In October the Israeli authorities declared the area a closed military zone and tried to issue its inhabitants with permits to access their land on the other side of the wall.
www.guardian.co.uk /israel/comment/0,10551,1084168,00.html   (336 words)

  
 AM - International Court declares Israel's West Bank wall illegal
MARK WILLACY: The court argued that by slicing through the West Bank the security barrier amounted to a de facto annexation of Palestinian land.
HAMISH ROBERTSON: After five months of deliberations, the International Court of Justice has delivered its verdict on the legality of Israel's West Bank security barrier.
JUDGE: The wall along the (inaudible) and its associated regime gravely infringe a number of rights of Palestinians residing in the territory occupied by Israel and the infringements resulting from that route, cannot be justified by military exigencies or by the requirements of national security or public order.
www.abc.net.au /am/content/2004/s1150914.htm   (336 words)

  
 Security or Segregation
Israel claims that in building the wall it is merely exercising the right provided by the Hague Regulations to assume temporary administrative control – and the military orders used to seize land in connection with the construction of the wall are indeed provisional (valid until 31 December 2005).
According to Israel the wall is meant solely to prevent suicide bombers from entering Israel from the West Bank.
The ditch for the wall in the midst of the citrus grove in Falamiya
www.wcc-coe.org /wcc/what/international/palestine/securityorsegregation.html   (336 words)

  
 New wall projections
This land, some of the most fertile in the West Bank, is currently the home for more than 274,000 Palestinians living in 122 villages and towns.
Also included in the area between the Wall and the Green Line will be 54 Israeli settlements containing approximately 142,000 Israeli settlers - 36 percent of the West Bank settlement population.
If the military orders that restrict entry into the closed areas between the Green Line and the Wall are applied to the new parts of the Wall, then many thousands of Palestinians are likely to be forced from their homes and land.
www.ccmep.org /2003_articles/Palestine/111403_new_wall_projections.htm   (336 words)

  
 Worldandnation: Security wall to cut deep into West Bank
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said the military also was planning a final section of the wall in the eastern area of the West Bank and would soon present it to the Cabinet.
Opponents of the wall accuse Sharon of using it to grab West Bank land and isolate the Palestinians.
Israel says it is seeking to replicate that success with the West Bank wall and has already built 90 miles of it around the northern part of that territory.
www.sptimes.com /2003/10/25/Worldandnation/Security_wall_to_cut_.shtml   (336 words)

  
 Israel shortens West Bank wall
Jerusalem- Israel is to shorten the route of its West Bank separation barrier by about 80km, military sources said on Wednesday, as world court hearings on the legality of the controversial project drew to a close.
Another 20km stretch, planned to run between the villages of Al-Mutilla and Taysir in the northeastern corner of the West Bank, is also to be scrapped.
Israel says its purpose is to prevent infiltrations by Palestinian militants, but the Palestinians view it as a blatant landgrab and an attempt to pre-empt the border of their promised future state.
www.news24.com /News24/AnanziArticle/0,,2-10-1462_1489644,00.html   (336 words)

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