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2006-06-30 17:55:21

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian and foreign mediators have voiced hope that a deal can be reached to free an Israeli soldier captured by militants and avoid an all-out Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip. Israeli aircraft fired missiles at training camps for militants early on Saturday, but the Jewish state kept on hold a threatened ground offensive into northern Gaza, part of measures aimed at bring Corporal Gilad Shalit home. Egypt has been leading diplomatic...

2006-06-30 08:52:24

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Friday demanded Israel halt a Gaza offensive if it wanted to free a captured soldier and said the Hamas-led government would not give way to force. Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza, setting ablaze the Interior Ministry offices, on the third day of a military operation aimed at bringing home the army corporal who was seized in a cross-border raid last Sunday. The crisis has sent Israeli-Palestinian...

2006-06-30 07:00:38

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh told Israel on Friday to halt its Gaza offensive if it wanted to free a captured soldier and said his Hamas-led government would not give way under force. Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza, setting ablaze the Interior Ministry offices, on the third day of an offensive aimed at bringing home the army corporal who was seized in a cross-border raid last Sunday. The crisis has sent Israeli-Palestinian relations...

2006-06-29 06:13:01

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel arrested one-third of the Hamas-led Palestinian cabinet on Thursday in what the Islamist group called a bid to topple its government, as the Israeli army prepared to expand a Gaza offensive to free an abducted soldier. Hundreds of Palestinian gunmen wielding automatic rifles and anti-tank weapons took up positions waiting for Israeli forces to open a second front in the northern Gaza Strip, one day after tanks and infantry pushed into the...

2006-06-29 03:57:10

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel seized eight Hamas cabinet ministers and dozens of officials on Thursday and prepared to step up its Gaza military offensive to pressure Palestinian militants to free a kidnapped soldier. Hundreds of Palestinian gunmen wielding automatic rifles and anti-tank weapons took up positions waiting for Israeli forces to open a second front along the Gaza Strip's northern border, one day after tanks and infantry pushed into southern Gaza. In an...

2006-06-29 02:09:31

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel seized Hamas cabinet ministers in the occupied West Bank on Thursday as it prepared to broaden a military offensive into the northern Gaza Strip, pressuring Palestinian militants to release a kidnapped soldier. Hundreds of gunmen wielding automatic rifles and anti-tank weapons took up positions waiting for Israeli forces to open a second Gaza front in the north, a day after tanks and infantry pushed into the southern part of the...

2006-06-28 13:23:55

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel fired artillery shells into the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday as troops and tanks prepared to widen an offensive aimed at forcing Palestinian militants to release an abducted soldier. Israel also stepped up pressure on Syria, sending warplanes over one of President Bashar al-Assad's palaces to warn against supporting militants who abducted Corporal Gilad Shalit, the Israeli army said. Threatening "extreme steps" if Shalit was not...

2006-06-27 14:51:44

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas reached a political deal with moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday under the pressure of a Western aid embargo and a threatened Israeli offensive into Gaza to try to free a kidnapped soldier. But the governing Islamist group -- whose charter calls for the destruction of the Jewish state -- rejected any suggestion the deal could imply it now accepts Israel's existence. With Israel and the Palestinians preparing for a...

2006-06-27 08:07:04

By Rami Amichai NIZMIT HILL, Israel (Reuters) - Israeli tanks and troops massed near Gaza on Tuesday for a threatened offensive against Palestinian militants as the Israeli government said it would target Hamas leaders if an abducted soldier was not freed. In northern Gaza, Palestinians blocked roads with dirt and barbed wire. Militants wielding automatic rifles and anti-tank rockets rigged explosive devices along a road as tensions hit their highest since Israel quit Gaza nearly a...

2006-06-26 17:24:22

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel rejected a demand by Palestinian militants to release Palestinian women and youths in its prisons in return for information on an abducted Israeli soldier and threatened a punishing offensive in the Gaza Strip. With tensions on the Israel-Gaza frontier at their highest since Israeli troops and settlers quit the territory last year, militants fired rockets into southern Israel late on Monday, wounding four people, the Israeli army said....


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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