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2008-09-01 06:00:19

By Sue Gyford PROTESTERS were dragged from the Queens Hall and charged with breach of the peace after disrupting a performance by an Israeli string quartet. The protesters, members of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Movement, shouted slogans from the audience during yesterday morning's recital. Four were arrested and charged, and were later released from St Leonards police station pending a court appearance. The protesters claimed the musicians of the Jerusalem Quartet are...

2006-09-02 09:18:25

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot and killed a father and his son when they raided a house in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, and a third Palestinian was killed by troops near a Gaza border crossing, medics and witnesses said. In the first incident, witnesses said Israeli troops backed by helicopters entered the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun and engaged in heavy clashes with Palestinian gunmen there. Residents said the operation targeted the house of a member of Hamas. A...

2006-08-24 04:00:08

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed a Palestinian man and seized his brother, a senior member of the ruling Hamas movement, during a raid in southern Gaza early on Thursday, witnesses and the Israeli army said. An Israeli army spokesman said soldiers had clashed with Palestinian gunmen in a house in the southern Gaza village of Abasan, near the town of Khan Younis, leading to the death. Family members identified the dead man as Youssef Abu Daqqa, the brother...

2006-08-23 16:13:38

JENIN, West Bank (Reuters) - An Israeli army undercover unit shot and seriously wounded a senior Palestinian militant leader in the West Bank town of Jenin on Wednesday, witnesses and medics said. Witnesses said Hosam Jaradat, the leader of the Islamic Jihad militant group in the town, was shot by Israeli troops from a car. Medics said he was taken to hospital and was in critical condition. An Israeli army spokesman could not confirm troops were involved and said he was checking the...

2006-08-21 14:03:07

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot and wounded three armed men in southern Lebanon on Monday, the Israeli army said, where they have maintained positions ahead of a planned pullout. "A force identified armed gunmen coming toward them in a threatening way," an army spokesman said. "The soldiers fired at them and identified three hits." Al Arabiya television reported three Hizbollah fighters were killed in the clash and four Israeli soldiers were wounded. But Hizbollah denied...

2006-08-19 04:51:08

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Helicopter-borne Israeli commandos raided a Hizbollah bastion in eastern Lebanon on Saturday in the first major attack since a U.N.-backed truce halted Israel's 34-day war with the Shi'ite Muslim group. Lebanese security sources said three Hizbollah guerillas were killed in a firefight. The Israeli army said it had suffered one dead and two wounded. The security sources said commandos in two vehicles unloaded from helicopters were on their way to...

2006-08-15 08:13:59

By Lin Noueihed BEIRUT (Reuters) - Thousands of refugees headed home to south Lebanon on Tuesday as a U.N. truce between Israel and Hizbollah held for a second day and Israeli forces began pulling back from some positions they had occupied. The Israeli army, which had poured 30,000 troops into the south to fight Hizbollah guerrillas, plans to start handing over some pockets of territory to U.N. troops in a day or two, Israeli officials and Western diplomats said. Israel's expedited...

2006-08-14 08:58:23

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The commander of the U.N. peacekeepers in south Lebanon met senior Lebanese and Israeli army officials at the border on Monday to discuss the transfer of Lebanese territory now under Israeli army control. In accordance with a U.N. resolution approved by the Security Council on Friday to bring an end to five weeks of fighting, Lebanon has agreed to send 15,000 troops to the south alongside an expanded UNIFIL force. Israel has vowed not to pull its forces out of...

2006-08-14 08:01:39

By Nadim Ladki BEIRUT (Reuters) - Heavy fighting in southern Lebanon stopped abruptly on Monday after a U.N.-brokered truce came into effect, but the shooting of two Hizbollah guerrillas by Israeli troops underlined the fragility of the calm. Security sources in south Lebanon said Israeli air strikes and artillery fire continued until just a few minutes before the truce took effect at 0500 GMT. Then there was silence. The Israeli army said soldiers shot dead a Hizbollah fighter in...

2006-08-14 00:29:25

By Alaa Shahine BEIRUT (Reuters) - A U.N.-brokered ceasefire to end the month-long war between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas went into effect at 0500 GMT on Monday, and Lebanese security sources said the guns had fallen silent across southern Lebanon. The truce is the first step in a process that includes the deployment of a 15,000-strong United Nations force in southern Lebanon to help ensure peace after a war that has claimed around 1,100 lives in Lebanon and 154 in Israel. "We...


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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