January 25, 2008
WHILE CAROL Towarnicky (op-ed, Jan. 23) prays for the success of the relief convoy bringing water filters to Gaza residents, perhaps she can also pray for the citizens of S'derot and other Israeli communities who have endured a barrage of over 250 rockets and mortars a month since Hamas took control of Gaza in 2005 - a terrorist onslaught that has murdered and maimed hundreds of Israelis. Without this constant terror emanating from the duly elected government in Gaza, there wouldn't have been a need for the increased border security, and Palestinians would be unburdened by the shortages they're facing.
October 27, 1986 |
The sheet-metal rooftops of the refugee camps of Gaza are heaped with bricks, tires, firewood - even children's toys - so that the stiff breezes off the Mediterranean will not blow them away. In these sprawling shantytowns, built in the early 1950s as "temporary" housing for displaced Palestinians, families sleep six or more to a room. Goats, chickens and an occasional cow share the narrow streets and alleyways with the human inhabitants. Near the center of Jabalya, the largest of Gaza's eight camps, open sewers empty into a dank, fetid treatment lagoon.
December 31, 2008 |
Chanting "Long Live Palestine" and bearing signs calling for an end to the bombing, hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators marched on City Hall yesterday to protest recent Israeli attacks on Gaza. The predominantly Arab-American crowd carried Palestinian and American flags, and many wore traditional kaffiyehs around their necks or on their heads. After gathering at the Israeli consulate at 19th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard at 4 p.m, they marched down the boulevard, snarling rush-hour traffic as they circled City Hall and echoed the chants of a man with a bullhorn.
March 7, 2002 |
Israeli planes, helicopters and warships pounded Gaza and the West Bank yesterday and renewed attacks in the early hours today, carrying out one of its fiercest assaults during the 17-month Palestinian uprising. Israel moved into the West Bank town of Tulkarem from three directions before dawn and killed one Palestinian, witnesses said. The Israelis declared a curfew and confined people to their homes as helicopters fired missiles, residents said. The Israeli military had no immediate comment.
December 16, 1993 |
The assassination of Muhammad Abu Shaaban, a prominent PLO leader in Gaza, may signal increased violence within that organization on the road to peace in the Middle East. To me it marks the loss of a friend of peace, and just a friend. I met Muhammad Abu Shaaban several years ago when the Israeli Army granted me permission to interview Arab lawyers imprisoned in Gaza for anti-Israeli activity. I had long been the director of a joint summer law program in Israel of Temple and Tel Aviv Universities and active in human rights throughout the world.
June 8, 2003 |
In the first deadly attack since last week's Mideast summit, three Palestinians sneaked into an Israeli army post disguised as Israeli soldiers today, killing four Israelis and wounding several others before being killed themselves by Israeli troops. The shooting was a major setback to a U.S.-backed peace plan and came just hours after Palestinian militant groups affirmed they would not halt attacks on Israelis. Three Palestinian militant groups - Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, and the Al-Aqsa Brigades -jointly took responsibility for the shooting, saying it was a message that attacks would continue.
January 16, 2009
IFEEL I MUST respond to the Jan. 6 letter by John Stuhr on the number of World War II deaths in Germany compared to the number in Gaza. It takes no great education to see that there is an obvious gap in the death tolls between the Israelis and Gazans. At one point, they were listing only 11 dead Israelis, and more than 500 Gazans. I would question the humanity of anyone who thinks 500 deaths in 10 days is a "small number. " I believe I.F. Stone said that there could be no justice in Israel until the Israelis and the Palestinians work together.
December 20, 1987 |
A pair of Israeli infantrymen were standing a few feet away. Intent on ending a commercial strike, they had just persuaded Mohammed Shaban to open his machine-tool shop for business - by threatening to weld the doors shut if he did not. Their presence made him nervous, but Shaban, 37, wanted to speak, to explain what has made his people desperate enough to take to the streets with bricks, bottles and Molotov cocktails and place their bodies in...
November 21, 2012
By Jeffrey Goldberg There are many lies being told about the current conflict between Israel and Hamas. Here are seven things that are true: 1. This most recent outbreak of violence represents the opening round of the third Palestinian intifada. The first was an uprising of stones and Molotov cocktails. The second was an uprising of suicide bombers. The third, inevitably, was going to feature rockets and missiles. I don't care to think about what weapons and tactics will feature in the fourth intifada.
April 18, 2011 |
JERUSALEM - A 16-year-old Israeli boy wounded when an antitank rocket fired from Gaza hit a school bus 10 days ago died Sunday without regaining consciousness, a hospital spokeswoman said. Two Palestinian teenagers, meanwhile, are in custody, suspected of the stabbing deaths of five members of a West Bank settler family, including small children, Israeli authorities said. The April 7 attack on the school bus provoked a harsh response in the form of Israeli air strikes against Hamas targets in Gaza.