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2010-05-27 11:33:00

NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC criticized Middle East coverage in today's New York Times. Specifically, the global advocacy group called attention to a large photograph, by Said Khatib of AFP, and the accompanying headline and caption, in the middle of p. A10. The headline read "Airstrikes Hit Two Towns In Gaza Strip." The full caption stated: "Palestinians inspected the wreckage of a disused airport on Wednesday after an overnight Israeli airstrike in Rafah, a town in the...

2008-11-05 09:15:00

Palestinian Arabs fired at least 35 rockets into Israel's Negev region Wednesday after Israeli forces conducted a raid into the Gaza Strip, officials said. Six alleged members of the militant group Hamas were killed and two Israeli soldiers were injured in the operation, Ynetnews.com reported. Palestinians responded by launching a fusillade of Qassam rockets, with at least one landing in central Ashkelon, the Web site said. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak reportedly held a meeting...

2008-09-16 12:00:15

Eleven people, including a Hamas police officer, were killed in a gunfight Tuesday in the city of Gaza, Hamas officials said. The incident began when two members of a Palestinian Doghmush clan, described by Hamas as a family involved in political and criminal activity, resisted arrest, CNN reported. The violence started when two men wanted by police allegedly opened fire when authorities tried to arrest them, a Hamas source told CNN. A gun battle took place in the crowded area of Gaza,...

2008-09-10 15:00:10

Text of report by Israeli Channel 2 TV on 10 September [Telephone remarks by IDF Spokesman Avi Bnayahu - live] [Anchor Yonit Levi] We have an update on the Air Force helicopter crash. Brigadier General Avi Bnayahu, the IDF spokesman, is on the line. Good evening. What can you tell us about it? [Bnayahu] Good evening, Yonit. I can sum up the details we have as of now. It was a Israel Air Force's [IAF] Cobra combat helicopter that had taken off in a training formation flight from an IAF...

2008-09-04 09:00:48

Excerpt from report by privately-owned, pro-Fatah Palestinian daily newspaper Al-Quds on 3 September [Unattributed report: "Health workers, teachers, and public sector employees in the Gaza Strip extend their strike until 9 September"] Teachers, health workers, and other public sector employees in the Gaza Strip yesterday decided to extend their strike until 9 September. During a press conference in Ramallah, Jamil Shihadah, secretary general of the teachers union, said: "We expected to...

2008-08-03 00:00:02

By Ibrahim Barzak Four people were killed and at least 40 injured yesterday in the worst day of internal fighting in Gaza for weeks. Amid loud explosions and gunfire in Gaza City, Hamas security forces took control of a Fatah stronghold and arrested dozens of people. The fighting raged for most of the day in the Shijaiyeh neighbourhood, which is home to 100,000 people. It began after Hamas fighters raided the family home of the Fatah-linked Hilles clan, looking for suspects in a car-bomb...

2008-06-27 09:02:23

Gaza militants fired two rockets into southern Israel on Thursday, further straining a shaky, week-old truce as Israel kept vital Gaza border crossings closed in response. The rocket attack is the second since the cease-fire took effect. (c) 2008 Rocky Mountain News. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-06-25 15:00:00

By JOSEF FEDERMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM Palestinian militants fired three homemade rockets into southern Israel on Tuesday, threatening to unravel a cease- fire days after it began. Israel responded by closing vital border crossings into Gaza. Despite what it called a "gross violation" of the truce, Israel refrained from military action and said it would send an envoy soon to Egypt to work on the next stage of a broader cease-fire agreement: a prisoner swap that would bring...

2008-06-25 09:01:00

By DION NISSENBAUM By Dion Nissenbaum McClatchy News Service JERUSALEM Palestinian militants fired three homemade rockets into southern Israel on Tuesday, jeopardizing Israel's six-day-old cease-fire with Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip. The rockets caused minimal damage but presented an early test for Hamas leaders in Gaza, who ha d agreed to halt Palestinian militant attacks on Israel. Israeli leaders condemned the attack but stopped short of immediately declaring the tenuous...

2008-06-24 21:01:34

JERUSALEM _ Islamic Jihad militants in the Gaza Strip fired three rockets into Israel on Tuesday, breaching a five-day old cease-fire after Israeli troops killed one of the Palestinian group's commanders in the West Bank. Israel responded to the rocket fire by shutting border crossings into Gaza. The incident underscored the fragility of the Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas reached last week with Egyptian mediation, and it demonstrated how continuing Israeli raids against militants in...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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