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2006-06-16 07:37:03

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is unlikely to target Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh despite recent threats to kill leaders of Hamas if the Islamic group resumes suicide bombings, a senior Israeli defense official said on Friday. Deadly Israeli shelling on the Gaza Strip last week prompted Hamas to scrap a 16-month-old truce and fire rockets into the Jewish state. The flare-up stirred concern of a return to Hamas suicide bombings and Israeli air strikes...

2006-06-15 07:36:07

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - The Hamas government wants a ceasefire with Israel and is willing to ask Palestinian militants to stop firing rockets from Gaza into the Jewish state, a spokesman said on Thursday. But Ghazi Hamad said Israel had to first stop military activity in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The Islamic militant group scrapped a 16-month truce with Israel last Friday and soon after launched a barrage of makeshift rockets at the Jewish state from Gaza. "I...

2006-06-15 03:36:41

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israel army said on Thursday that Palestinian militant rocket fire from Gaza had dropped, just days after Israeli officials threatened leaders of the Hamas government. The ruling Islamic militant group scrapped a 16-month truce with Israel last Friday and its armed wing had responded by firing a barrage of crude rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip. "We definitely see a reduction ... though the shooting does continue," said a military spokesman. Army...

2006-06-15 06:13:41

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Hamas government wants a ceasefire with Israel and is willing to speak to Palestinian militant factions in Gaza to get them to stop firing rockets at the Jewish state, a spokesman said on Thursday. But Ghazi Hamad said Israel had to stop military activity in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank first. Hamas ended a 16-month truce with Israel last Friday. Its military wing responded by launching a barrage of makeshift rockets at the Jewish state from the Gaza...

2006-06-14 12:13:32

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh agreed in principle on Wednesday to integrate a Hamas militia into the security forces, in a move intended to end clashes that have fanned fears of civil war. But aides close to President Mahmoud Abbas said obstacles that might scupper the deal had not yet been resolved, including demands that Hamas's security men be dispersed within the existing security force rather than remain a separate entity....

2006-06-14 09:10:18

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh agreed on Wednesday to begin removing a Hamas militia from the streets and to integrate it into the police force to try to ease tensions that have fanned fears of civil war. But Haniyeh and President Mahmoud Abbas's ally Mohammad Dahlan, who announced the deal, gave no timeframe for withdrawal of the paramilitary unit that was formed last month. Clashes between Hamas and Abbas's Fatah faction have killed...

2006-06-14 07:47:34

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh agreed on Wednesday to begin removing a Hamas militia from the streets and to integrate it into the police in a bid to ease tensions that have fanned fears of civil war. But Haniyeh and President Mahmoud Abbas's ally Mohammad Dahlan, who announced the deal, gave no timeframe for withdrawal of the paramilitary unit. Clashes between Hamas and Abbas's Fatah faction have killed around 20 people in the last...

2006-06-13 07:43:09

By Dean Yates JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Palestinian territories are in a state of near civil war and just one act of violence, such as a high-profile assassination, could trigger mayhem, an international think tank said on Tuesday. The International Crisis Group also said President Mahmoud Abbas's determination to hold a referendum on July 26 on a statehood proposal that implicitly recognizes Israel risked igniting more fighting with the ruling Hamas militant group. Abbas and the...

2006-06-13 07:04:42

By Dean Yates JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Palestinian territories are in a state of near civil war and just one act of violence, such as a high-profile assassination, could trigger total mayhem, an international think tank said on Tuesday. The International Crisis Group also said President Mahmoud Abbas's determination to hold a referendum on July 26 on a statehood proposal that implicitly recognizes Israel risked igniting more fighting with the ruling Hamas militant group. Abbas and...

2006-06-13 05:23:18

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel killed nine Palestinians, including two children, in a missile attack on Tuesday on a van carrying militants and rockets in the Gaza Strip, medics and witnesses said. It was one of the deadliest air strikes in Gaza in years and came amid a surge of Palestinian anger and rocket fire toward Israel following an explosion that killed seven people on a beach outing on Friday, on a day of Israeli artillery shelling. Violence also has...


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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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