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Sunday, October 29, 2006

News for 10-28-06

10-28-06 - Palestinian woman dies from wounds, rockets fired from Gaza Strip A Palestinian woman shot by Israeli troops during an incursion into the north of the Gaza Strip earlier in the week died in hospital.

10-28-06 - Child injured after Israeli settler attack near Bethlehem The boy was hit by a stone in his face and was transferred to the town hospital.

10-28-06 - Israeli considering Abbas request for entry of PLO Bader Brigade into Gaza The force is composed of several thousands of Palestinians, most of them long-time PLO activists.

10-28-06 - Abbas may dissolve Hamas government Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he will replace the Hamas-led government with a panel of professionals if the militant group doesn't agree to govern with his party, suggesting a new, tough line in a bid to ease crippling sanctions.

10-28-06 - West Bank under lockdown The number of roadblocks and checkpoints in the West Bank has risen by 40 per cent since the start of 2006, with 528 permanent and temporary checkpoints and physical roadblocks disrupting all aspects of Palestinian life, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Jerusalem.

10-28-06 - Egypt beefs up security at border with Gaza "The security forces have deployed along the entire border... following threats by Israel... to drop 'smart' bombs in the Philadelphi corridor," the agency said, referring to a strip along the border from which Israeli troops withdrew a year ago.

10-28-06 - Palestinian economy near collapse - Abbas loyalist

10-28-06 - Palestinian GDP dropped from $4.04 billion to $2.9 billion in the past year, official says

10-28-06 - Soldiers take three senior P.A officials prisoner in Ramallah

10-28-06 - Army closes a gate in the wall and stops farmers from reaching their lands near Tulkarem

10-28-06 - UN unable to confirm radiation spike after Lebanon war The UN, which has been studying the ecological damage in Lebanon caused by the war between Israel and Hezbollah, said it would soon be able to say whether uranium-based munitions were used

10-28-06 - Rice presses for Hezbollah's disarmament Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stepped up international pressure on Hezbollah to disarm, saying the guerrilla group must surrender its weapons if it wants to remain part of Lebanon's political process.

10-28-06 - Robert Fisk: Mystery of Israel's secret uranium bomb Israel has a poor reputation for telling the truth about its use of weapons in Lebanon. In 1982, it denied using phosphorous munitions on civilian areas - until journalists discovered dying and dead civilians whose wounds caught fire when exposed to air.

10-28-06 - New aid convoy heads for Palestine

10-28-06 - Israeli Arab MPs urge world to boycott govt over far-right party

10-28-06 - Internationals start to arrive in West Bank for 2006 olive harvest Olives are the agricultural backbone of Palestine, and the harvest is of tremendous importance to those who earn their livelihood from the production of olive oil. This year is expected to yield a particularly abundant harvest, and farmers hope they will be able to pick the fruit of their trees without violent attacks or denial of access to land.

10-28-06 - UN urges Solana to pressure Israel on Lebanon overflights Bagga said there were "sometimes between nine and 15 flights a day, which is quite a lot actually ... (they occur) sometimes late at night."
"It is very discomforting for the Lebanese, it could easily lead to some incident,"

10-28-06 - Old order in Iraq Democratization of Iraq has created anarchy, and in the Palestinian Authority it has led to the rise of the Hamas government ? that since then no longer recognizes democracy Really. Is it that the Hamas government no longer recognizes democracy? Or is it that Israel (and consequently the US) no longer recognize the party that the Palestinians democratically elected (and they did so due to the corruption of the previous administration, the Fatah party)? You know the answer.

10-28-06 - EU backs Palestinian technocrat government -Solana

10-28-06 - Egypt to develop roadmap plan with specific timetable: FM

10-28-06 - Israel experts uphold nuclear vagueness Sneh suggested that after an attack the damage would be so great that perhaps retaliation would be pointless, recommending that Israel develop the capability to hit many targets far from its borders.

10-28-06 - Official: No imminent Fatah-Hamas meetings in Cairo

10-28-06 - Trailing in Polls, GOP Senator Reaches Out to Jews "He finds a lot of common points on intersection between himself and the Jewish people and the land of Israel," said a top Santorum aide with ties to right-wing pro-Israel circles, Barbara Ledeen.

10-28-06 - U.N. Security Council Edicts Challenged Historically, Israel is one of the few member states to consistently defy the Security Council by refusing to accept or violating over 40 resolutions, primarily because of the unwavering support it has from the United States.

10-28-06 - On Israel's Lebanon border, a surprising optimism

10-28-06 - Solana expresses support for Lebanese gov't

10-28-06 - Israel and Palestine Explored in an Unlikely Friendship Do I detect a note of bias in favor of Israel in this book review by the 'deputy foreign editor of The Times' (NY Times, that is)?

10-28-06 - Make Assad an offer he can't refuse

10-28-06 - Dolls toy with the idea of beauty The collection includes a gourd head doll from Mali. Another incorporates cactus fibers and the Palestinian flag ("representing the 531 Palestinian villages and towns destroyed since the 1948 war," according to the artist). One from Samoa is made of bark cloth and coconut husk fiber.

10-28-06 - Israeli, Palestinian debaters spar at 'Clash of the Titans'

10-28-06 - Palestinian speaks of his faith He is an Israeli citizen and a Christian who has been cited for his efforts to build peace

10-28-06 - Bearing witness to the intifada

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