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2005-08-14 23:38:53

NISSANIT, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Squads of Israeli soldiers entered the first Gaza settlement on Monday hours after the army set a 48-hour deadline for settlers to evacuate all Jewish enclaves in the occupied territory under a pullout plan. Dozens of troops moved into the northern Gaza settlement of Nissanit to secure the mostly secular enclave, which was already almost completely abandoned, witnesses said. Some settlers in the main Gush Katif settlement bloc, further to the south,...

2005-06-29 14:08:07

By Yoni Weizman AL-MAWASI, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Eight ultra- rightistJews were arrested by Israeli police on Wednesday for riotingin a Palestinian area of Gaza where they have squatted toobstruct Israel's planned pullout from the territory. Israeli soldiers dragged the religious protesters out of anempty three-storey house they had occupied since Monday inal-Mawasi, a Palestinian enclave enclosed by the Gush Katifsettlement bloc in Gaza, and handed them over to police. The raid by...

2005-06-30 12:27:57

By Dan Williams GUSH KATIF, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli police commandosstormed a hotel in a Gaza settlement on Thursday and ejectedradical Jews from a bastion of resistance to Israel's plannedpullout from the occupied territory, witnesses said. They said police scaled ladders and broke down doors toenter the barricaded hotel after the army declared a closedmilitary zone in Jewish settlements in Gaza to put an end to aninflux of ultranationalists bent on scuttling the withdrawal. After...

2005-06-30 11:33:12

GUSH KATIF, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli police commandosstormed a hotel in a Gaza settlement on Thursday to ejectradical Jews from a bastion of resistance to Israel's plannedpullout from the occupied territory, witnesses said. They said police broke down doors to enter the barricadedhotel after the army declared a closed military zone in theJewish Gush Katif settlement bloc to put an end to an influx ofultranationalists bent on scuttling any withdrawal. Israelradio reporters at the scene...

2005-06-30 10:44:56

By Dan Williams GUSH KATIF, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israel declared a closedmilitary zone in Jewish settlements in Gaza on Thursday andsealed off a hotel where radical Jews have holed up to resist aplanned August withdrawal from the occupied territory. An army spokeswoman said the temporary closure was designedto halt an influx of ultranationalist opponents of the pulloutplan. The measure paved the way for raids to eject those tryingto set up anti-withdrawal bastions, such as the hotel....

2005-06-29 20:27:27

By Yoni Weizman AL-MAWASI, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli troops smashedtheir way into a Gaza building on Wednesday and ejected about30 ultranationalist Jews who seized it as an outpost ofresistance to a planned withdrawal from the occupied territory. Soldiers earlier fired in the air to quell stone-throwingclashes between the rightists squatting in the vacantPalestinian house and Palestinian inhabitants in the al-Mawasidistrict enclosed by the Gush Katif bloc of settlements. The violence...

2005-06-28 15:40:45

By Mark Heinrich AL-MAWASI, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - In a Palestinian enclavemarooned between Jewish settlers and the Mediterranean Sea,farmers watch crops rot in rich soil and fishing boats rust onpalm-fringed beaches under Israeli army surveillance. Al-Mawasi was once a center of relative prosperity in Gaza.That ended when Israeli forces, fighting a Palestinianuprising, cut off the community by extending a settlementsecurity cordon around it to deny militants a beachhead forattacks. But...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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