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2006-03-04 23:18:34

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Thousands marched in protest through the Israeli Arab town of Nazareth on Saturday after an Israeli man, his Christian wife and their daughter set off firecrackers in one of Christianity's holiest sites. The incident on Friday at the Church of the Annunciation in the city of Nazareth touched off brawls which media reports said left a dozen police and a dozen civilians injured and several police vehicles and an ambulance damaged. The Church of the Annunciation is...

2006-03-02 23:27:49

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - An Israeli sniper killed a Palestinian youth on Friday during a West Bank raid by troops looking for militants, Palestinian medics said. They said the 15-year-old, Amer Bassyouni, was shot in the neck and died from his wounds as Israeli forces searched for militants in the Alamin refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus. The army said it was checking the report. Palestinian security sources said the youth had been seen next to his house as Israeli...

2006-02-15 14:46:02

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - El Al Israel Airlines has installed anti-missile systems on all its planes, becoming the first commercial carrier to field a protected fleet amid growing fears of aviation terrorism, security sources said on Wednesday. They said aircraft were equipped with the Israeli-made "Flight Guard," which automatically releases diversionary flares if a heat-seeking missile is detected by on-board sensors. Development of the system, which costs around $1...

2006-02-15 08:26:28

JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian who approached them, shouting they should leave and carrying a toy gun, during a West Bank raid on Wednesday, local residents said, describing the man as mentally disabled. Israeli military sources said the troops had spotted a gunman and shot him after a Palestinian crowd gathered around a building they had entered in the village of Qabatiya, near the city of Jenin, and began throwing rocks. "Leave the village,"...

2006-02-15 04:13:06

JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian who approached them, shouting they should leave and carrying a toy gun, during a West Bank raid on Wednesday, local residents said, describing the man as mentally disabled. Israeli military sources said the troops had spotted a gunman and shot him after a Palestinian crowd gathered around a building they had entered in the village of Qabatiya, near the city of Jenin, and began throwing rocks. "Leave the village,"...

2005-12-07 20:45:28

GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli warplane fired a missile at a target in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday, but it fell in an open area and caused no injury, witnesses said. The strike came amid heavy shooting as Palestinians fired rockets at Israel and Israeli troops fired back with artillery in fighting touched off by Israel's killing of a leading militant in response to a suicide bombing that killed five. The Israeli army said the air force had attacked an access road to sites from...

2005-10-06 05:56:28

By Tali Caspi JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's army must stop using Palestinian civilians as "human shields" in operations against suspected Palestinian militants, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled on Thursday. Palestinian and Israeli human-rights watchdog groups had sought the ruling. The court's decision that the practice is illegal under international law hardened a temporary injunction issued in 2002. "The army has no right to use civilians as human shields ... It is cruel and...

2005-09-28 23:27:06

JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers shot dead three Palestinian militants near the West Bank town of Jenin on Thursday, a Palestinian security source said. The confrontations erupted during an Israeli incursion overnight, apparently to arrest gunmen in the occupied territory, witnesses said.

2005-09-18 08:49:04

By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will not prosecute police who shot dead 13 Israeli Arabs during protests in 2000 because of a lack of evidence as to exactly who was responsible, a Justice Ministry inquiry said on Sunday. The 80-page report drew anger from the Arabs who make up a fifth of Israel's population and have long complained of discrimination by the Jewish majority. The investigation looked into the killing by police of 13 Arabs in October 2000 during violent...

2005-08-11 08:50:08

By Dan Williams CAMP BAR-LEV, Israel (Reuters) - An Israeli military tribunal sentenced an ex-sergeant to eight years in jail on Thursday for killing a British activist who was trying to protect Palestinian civilians during violence in Gaza in 2003. The sentence was the harshest punishment meted out to an Israeli soldier for actions in a combat zone since the start of a Palestinian uprising nearly five years ago. Taysir Hayb, a Bedouin Arab soldier, was convicted in June of manslaughter...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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