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2006-07-26 02:20:28

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed nine Palestinians, comprising seven militants, a three-year-old girl and another civilian, in fighting across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, medics and witnesses said. Israel has stepped up air strikes and launched raids into Gaza to stop rocket attacks and recover a soldier captured by militants on June 25. The army has killed 129 Palestinians since it began its assault. About half were civilians. Israeli troops have...

2006-07-26 01:40:25

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed nine Palestinians, including a three-year-old, and wounded 30 others in attacks across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, medics and witnesses said. Israel has stepped up air strikes and launched raids into Gaza to stop rocket attacks and recover a soldier captured by militants on June 25. The army has killed 129 Palestinians since it began its assault. More than half are civilians. Israeli troops have continued the offensive in...

2006-07-25 08:59:19

By Wafa Amr RAMALLAH (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Tuesday there was a need to remain focused on establishing a Palestinian state alongside Israel despite the crisis in Lebanon. Rice met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after visiting Lebanon and Israel, where she discussed the two weeks of fighting with Hizbollah guerrillas that have opened up a second front for Israel, already fighting in Gaza for a month. "Even as the Lebanon situation is...

2006-07-19 12:55:38

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed 12 Palestinians in clashes in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank on Wednesday, medics said, including four gunmen and two civilians as tanks pushed into a central Gaza refugee camp. The Gaza raid was part of a three-week-old offensive to recover a captured soldier and halt rocket fire. Shooting broke out around the Maghazi Camp as Israeli troops crossed the border into the territory before dawn. Three militants from the...

2006-07-19 06:20:25

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed nine Palestinians in clashes in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank on Wednesday, including four gunmen and two civilians as tanks pushed into a central Gaza refugee camp. The Gaza raid was part of a three-week old offensive to recover a captured soldier and halt rocket fire. Heavy shooting broke out around the Maghazi Camp as Israeli troops crossed the border into the territory before dawn. Three militants from the...

2006-07-19 05:23:53

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops killed nine Palestinians in clashes in the Gaza Strip and occupied West Bank on Wednesday, including four gunmen and two civilians as tanks pushed into a central Gaza refugee camp. The Gaza raid was part of a three-week old offensive to recover a captured soldier and halt rocket fire. Heavy shooting broke out around the Maghazi Camp as Israeli troops crossed the border into the territory before dawn. Three militants from the...

2006-07-19 01:49:24

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli tanks pushed into a central Gaza Strip refugee camp on Wednesday, killing four Palestinian gunmen and two civilians as part of a three-week old offensive to recover a captured soldier and halt rocket fire. Heavy shooting broke out around the Maghazi Camp as Israeli troops crossed the border into the territory before dawn. Three militants from the governing Hamas group were killed, along with one gunman from Palestinian President Mahmoud...

2006-07-16 18:44:44

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike flattened the 8-story Palestinian Foreign Ministry building in Gaza City on Monday, part of a campaign against the Hamas militant group and the government it controls. A separate air strike gutted the offices of a Hamas-led security force in the Islamist stronghold of Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip, witnesses said. Israel launched its Gaza offensive after militants, some from Hamas, captured an Israeli soldier --...

2006-07-16 06:06:29

By Jonathan Wright CAIRO (Reuters) - Rebuffed by the United Nations and the United States, impotent against militant Islamist groups fighting Israel, and often unpopular at home, Arab governments have made a joint appeal for urgent assistance. At a meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo on Saturday, they declared Middle East peacemaking finally dead, only to implore the U.N. Security Council to revive it immediately. As war raged between Israel and the Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim...

2006-07-16 01:07:35

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israel widened its offensive in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing a Palestinian civilian in southern Gaza and three militants in the north, while also pursuing a second front against Lebanese Hizbollah guerrillas. The Gaza operation, aimed at recovering a captured soldier and stopping armed groups from firing makeshift rockets, has piled pressure on the Palestinian government led by Hamas, which demands a prisoner swap for the Israeli corporal....


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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