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2005-08-18 08:46:19

By Mark Heinrich NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli troops stormed a Gaza Strip synagogue and dragged out screaming Jewish settlers and their supporters on Thursday as Israel's pullout from the occupied territory shifted into high gear. Hundreds of unarmed soldiers and police swept into the main house of worship in the largest Gaza settlement, Neve Dekalim, ending a two-day standoff with hundreds of ultranationalist youths who had defied orders to leave. Amid scenes of...

2005-08-18 00:27:24

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza a "dramatic moment" in the Middle East and urged Israel and the Palestinians to quickly follow-up with more steps toward creation of a Palestinian state, The New York Times reported. In an interview with the newspaper on Wednesday, Rice also expressed sympathy for Israeli settlers being evacuated from their homes in Gaza. "Everyone empathizes with what the Israelis are facing,"...

2005-08-17 01:59:38

By Mark Heinrich NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli troops began the forced evacuation on Wednesday of thousands of Jewish settlers gripped by rage and anguish over their eviction from the Gaza Strip after nearly four decades of occupation. Hundreds of unarmed soldiers, marching door-to-door to order settlers out of their homes, faced protesters who berated them and burned tires and piles of rubbish after a midnight deadline expired for people to leave on their own....

2005-08-17 00:56:23

By Mark Heinrich NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli troops began the forced evacuation on Wednesday of thousands of Jewish settlers and supporters defying an army deadline for leaving the Gaza Strip after nearly four decades of occupation. Hundreds of unarmed soldiers fanned out on foot in four of Gaza's 21 settlements, facing small groups of protesters who heckled them and burned piles of rubbish after expiration of a midnight deadline for settlers to leave on their own....

2005-08-16 21:55:38

By Jonathan Saul NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israel set in motion on Wednesday its plan to forcibly remove thousands of Jewish settlers who defied a midnight deadline for leaving the Gaza Strip after 38 years of occupation. Just after 5 a.m. (0200 GMT), a fresh convoy of buses, trucks and other vehicles carried security forces into Gaza from Israel at Kissufim crossing. For weeks the security forces have been training for scenarios that include violent resistance. "We feel...

2005-08-16 16:39:06

By Jonathan Saul NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli troops poured into Gaza's main settlement bloc on Wednesday to evacuate Jewish settlers defying the army's order to leave under a plan to end Israel's 38 years of occupation. The Gaza pullout, hailed by Palestinian militants as a victory and by its Israeli opponents as surrender to violence, will mark the first removal of Jewish settlements from occupied land that Palestinians want for a state. Military convoys brought...

2005-08-16 02:53:52

By Jonathan Saul NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli troops seized the entrance to the largest Gaza settlement on Tuesday in a bid to quell resistance as Jews in the occupied territory were given a last chance to leave or be forcibly removed. Sullen-faced settler youths stood by as soldiers used an electric saw to cut through the main iron gate at Neve Dekalim, a flashpoint of protest against the first uprooting of Jewish enclaves on land Palestinians want for a state. "The...

2005-08-15 03:02:40

By Jonathan Saul NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israel launched its Gaza pullout on Monday, sending soldiers to deliver 48-hour eviction notices in Jewish settlements where hundreds of hardliners blocked gates and vowed resistance. The army sealed off the Gaza Strip and deployed after daybreak, telling settlers they must leave by Wednesday or be forcibly removed under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to end Israel's 38-year occupation of the coastal territory. But there were...

2005-08-14 13:55:24

By Jonathan Saul GUSH KATIF, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli and Palestinian forces deployed on Sunday to ensure calm in the final countdown to Israel's evacuation of Jewish settlements in the occupied Gaza Strip. Thousands of Israeli police blocked approaches to Gaza to keep back Jewish protesters sworn to stopping the first removal of settlements this week from land Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war and which Palestinians want for a state. The "Disengagement Plan" starts...

2005-08-14 05:58:24

By Jonathan Saul GUSH KATIF, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Thousands of Israeli police blocked approaches to Gaza on Sunday to keep back radical Jewish protesters in the final countdown to Israel's pullout from occupied Gaza due to begin this week. Tensions were rising over threats of disruption after an influx of around 4,000 ultranationalists into Jewish settlements in Gaza in recent weeks to reinforce those among the 8,500 inhabitants vowing to resist evacuation. "We are on our highest...


Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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