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2008-08-21 09:01:14

Text of report by pro-Hamas Palestinian Information Centre website on 21 August [Unattributed report: "Haniyah Asks Red Cross To Work on Lifting Siege on Gaza"] GAZA, (PIC) - Isma'il Haniyah, the premier of the PNA caretaker government, called Wednesday [20 August] on the Red Cross delegation to work on lifting the unjust siege on the Gaza Strip and to intervene to facilitate the travel of patients for medical treatment outside the Strip. During his meeting with the delegation headed...

2008-07-24 06:01:05

Text of report in English by Izz-al-Din al-Qassam Brigades website on 24 July [Unattributed report: "Haniyah calls to open Rafah Crossing to transfer Hamas parliamentarian for treatment"] Hamas movement prime minister, Ismail Haniyah, called Egypt on Thursday to open Rafah crossing to transfer Hamas Parliamentarian Mariam Farahat to an Egyptian hospital to receive medical treatment. Maryam Farahat yesterday suffered a severe heart attack and was transferred to Al-Shifaa hospital....

2008-06-19 18:00:00

By Matti Friedman JERUSALEM - A truce between Israel and Hamas went into effect this morning, hours after the two sides launched attacks that highlighted the difficulties they face in holding the cease-fire together. After a year of violence that has killed more than 400 Palestinians and seven Israelis, the leaders of both sides expressed hope the truce which went into effect at 6 a.m. local time would succeed - but made clear they have little faith in their adversaries' commitment to the...

2008-06-19 09:00:03

Palestinian militants fired 50 rockets and mortars toward Israel on Wednesday, and Israel responded with airstrikes in Gaza just hours before a truce was to take effect, illustrating how fragile the cease-fire would be. "I hope it will succeed," Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said. - The Associated Press request of Lebanon In another diplomatic initiative, Israel called on neighboring Lebanon to open peace negotiations - an overture that was quickly rejected by Lebanon's prime...

2008-06-18 21:00:02

JERUSALEM _ Israel and the Palestinian Hamas movement were set to halt mutual attacks across the Gaza border early Thursday under a deal for a temporary cease-fire brokered by Egypt, with both sides expressing hope that unlike previous truce agreements, this calm would hold. "I believe there will be quiet in the south of the country," said Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, referring to border towns and farming communities that have been the targets of daily rocket fire from the Gaza Strip....

2008-06-18 00:00:08

JERUSALEM _ A deal announced on Tuesday for a temporary cease-fire between Israel and Hamas raised hopes for an end to months of deadly violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel, but skeptical Israeli officials cautioned that the emerging truce was fragile and could easily unravel. The agreement on a six-month lull, mediated by Egypt, comes as leaders on both sides are under increasing pressure from their people to end the hostilities. But even a successful deal poses risks, and...

2008-06-17 12:00:13

Excerpt from report by London-based newspaper Al-Hayat website on 17 June [Report by Fathi Sabbah in Gaza: "'Hamas': Calm Agreement in Three Stages Includes Opening Rafah Crossing and Separating Shalit's Case. Stressed Egypt Will Announce Its Coming Into Force Within Days"] Authoritative Palestinian sources have disclosed to "Al-Hayat" details of the calm agreement reached between Israel and the "Hamas" movement and the armed Palestinian factions following difficult and indirect...

2006-09-01 07:31:26

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas urged government workers on Friday to scrap plans for an open-ended strike set to cause chaos. Civil servants demanding wages largely unpaid since March plan to stop work from Saturday which could paralyze government operations except for hospitals and border crossings. Israel, the United States and the European Union have imposed an aid boycott on the Hamas-led government which has prevented it...

2006-09-01 05:20:12

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas urged government workers on Friday to scrap plans for an open-ended strike, saying the resulting chaos would only benefit Israel. Civil servants demanding wages largely unpaid since March plan to stop work from Saturday, threatening to paralyze government bodies except for hospitals and border crossings. Most government workers are affiliated to the once dominant Fatah movement of President...

2006-08-30 15:25:05

By Wafa Amr and Mohammed Assadi RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan on Wednesday voiced support for the formation of a Palestinian unity government that Palestinian leaders hope could ease foreign sanctions imposed after Hamas won elections. "This is a very important process," he said after meeting President Mahmoud Abbas, who has renewed efforts to create a partnership between his Fatah movement and the governing Hamas militant group. "If the...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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