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2006-08-14 15:30:05

GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen kidnapped two foreign journalists working for the Fox News Channel in Gaza on Monday, a witness and the U.S. television network said. A Fox spokeswoman in New York named the two journalists as correspondent Steve Centanni, an American, and cameraman Olaf Wiig, from New Zealand. A Fox news report said the network did not know who had seized them but that "negotiations were under way to secure their release." There was no immediate claim of...

2006-08-14 12:12:52

GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen kidnapped two foreign journalists working for the Fox News television channel in Gaza on Monday, a witness said. The witness, a Palestinian who worked with the two journalists, said one of them, a producer, was an American, and the other, whose nationality he did not know, was a cameraman. The Fox News bureau in Jerusalem said it was checking the report. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the abduction. The witness said two...

2006-08-10 20:37:25

By Nidal al-Mughrabi BEIT LAHIYA, Gaza Strip (Reuters) - As Palestinian farmer Hassan Abdel-Dayem looks across his fields to the rubble of former Jewish settlements, he sees an Israeli armored vehicle trundling past. A year ago, optimism soared in the Gaza Strip as Israel began its withdrawal of Jewish settlers after 38 years of occupation. Now, depression has rarely been deeper. Hopes that Gaza could become a shining example of a future Palestinian state have been sunk by renewed...

2006-08-09 08:34:35

By Mohammed Assadi RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas questioned on Wednesday whether the Palestinian Authority can continue to function with key lawmakers and ministers in Israeli jails. The comments were the first by Haniyeh to question the viability of the Palestinian Authority, which was created under peace deals with Israel in 1994, since a Hamas-led government took power in March. Hamas, whose charter calls for Israel's...

2006-08-04 09:25:21

By Adel Abu Nimeh JERICHO, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen dressed in police uniforms broke into a prison in the West Bank city of Jericho on Friday and shot dead six Palestinian inmates, security sources said. Four of the dead had been accused of killing two officials within President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction in the West Bank city of Nablus last year. The four were in prison awaiting trial. The other two victims were cell mates. Tawifiq Tirawi, the deputy head of...

2006-07-26 10:22:11

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed 16 Palestinians in fighting across the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, including at least nine militants, a three-year-old girl and a handicapped man, 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 137 Palestinians since it began its assault. About half were civilians. Wednesday's death toll...

2006-07-26 08:50:35

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed 14 Palestinians, including nine militants and a three-year-old girl, 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 135 Palestinians since it began its assault. About half were civilians. Wednesday's death toll in Gaza was the highest in...

2006-07-26 08:03:06

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed 13 Palestinians, including eight militants and a three-year-old girl, 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 134 Palestinians since it began its assault. About half were civilians. Israeli troops have pursued the offensive in...

2006-07-26 06:16:11

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed 12 Palestinians, including seven militants and a three-year-old girl 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 133 Palestinians since it began its assault. About half were civilians. Israeli troops have pursued the offensive in Gaza...

2006-07-26 05:02:35

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli forces killed 10 Palestinians, including seven militants and a three-year-old girl 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 131 Palestinians since it began its assault. About half were civilians. Israeli troops have continued the offensive in...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.