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2005-08-23 09:43:21

By Matt Spetalnick and Dan Williams SANUR/HOMESH, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli forces dragged protesters out of two West Bank settlements on Tuesday to complete a removal of Jewish settlers under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's plan to pull out of some occupied territory.

2005-08-22 14:27:38

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas phoned Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Monday to say he hoped the pullout of Gaza's settlers would open a new page in relations and the two agreed to meet soon, Sharon's office said.

2005-08-22 12:56:21

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Monday welcomed Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip as a historic step that he said would help the effort toward peace in the Middle East.

2005-08-21 11:36:11

By Matt Spetalnick SANUR, West Bank (Reuters) - Taking a page from Palestinian protests, hardline Jewish settlers masked their faces with bandannas as they defiantly confronted Israeli troops on Sunday outside a doomed West Bank settlement.

2005-08-18 23:42:48

By Mark Heinrich NEVE DEKALIM, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - Israeli forces cleared the last Jewish settlers and protesters from Gaza resistance strongholds on Friday, breaking the back of their opposition to ending nearly four decades of occupation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.