November 24, 2014 |
Jim Spisak of Pittsburgh and Alice Kamunya of Kingston, N.Y., claimed first place in the men's and women's races Saturday in the Rothman Institute 8K. Spisak covered the course, which started on the Ben Franklin Parkway near the Art Museum and continued along the Schuylkill, in 23 minutes, 41 seconds. Kamunya ran the 4.97 miles in 26:21. Kathryn Martin of Long Island broke the 8K national record for women between the ages of 60 and 64 with a time of 32:20. USA Track and Field will have to certify the record.
November 25, 2012 |
Hebron is a flash point of tension between Palestinians and Jewish settlers, and the city's streets are rubble-strewn relics of strife and of shops closed by a straitened economy. Parts of Hebron are probably frightening places to be at night, and schoolchildren darting into the sidewalkless streets gave me palpitations. "God forbid we should hit one of these kids," I thought. "We won't make it out of here alive. " My driver for the day, an Israeli Arab named Alexander, said he couldn't leave his car alone in Hebron for fear that it would be stoned.
April 5, 2012 |
HEBRON, West Bank - Israeli security forces swiftly evicted dozens of Jewish settlers from an illegally occupied building in this volatile West Bank city on Wednesday, ending a weeklong standoff that had threatened to spill over into broader violence. The raid caught the settlers off guard. Only a day earlier, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had moved to block the eviction order. Settler supporters in Netanyahu's hard-line government condemned the surprise raid, a key political ally threatened to quit the coalition, and settler leaders vowed retaliation.
February 8, 2006 |
The windows smashed by young Arabs angry at the publication of caricatures of the Muslim prophet Muhammad were quickly replaced last week at the fortresslike offices of the Temporary International Presence in Hebron. Still broken is the fragile relationship between local residents and the decade-old, pan-European observer mission made up of Danish, Swedish, Swiss, Italian, Turkish and Norwegian volunteers. Most of the time, TIPH's work in this divided city - which is under Israeli occupation - has its employees advocating for the local Arab population.
November 16, 2002 |
Palestinian gunmen ambushed Jewish settlers in the biblical city of Hebron last night, killing at least 12 Israelis and wounding 15, as they walked from a shrine in a trademark Sabbath ritual. Security sources said the nighttime attack appeared to be well-planned. Initial reports said the dead included soldiers who went to rescue the religious Jews as they walked along "worshipers' lane" toward the Jewish Quarter, a heavily armed compound where about 400 Israelis live in the city of 130,000 Arabs.
April 30, 2002 |
The Israeli military said yesterday that it could remain in Hebron for several days to search for an estimated 300 suspected Islamic terrorists, despite U.S. opposition to the incursion, which killed nine Palestinians and wounded about 20. The latest disagreement over Israeli military activity came as British intelligence officials met with Palestinians in Ramallah to work out details of a U.S. proposal to end Israel's monthlong siege of Palestinian...
March 31, 2001 |
Jewish settlers in this most combustible of West Bank cities have been torching Palestinian property and attacking Israeli police, adding a dangerous new element to the violence convulsing the region. Hebron is one of the most volatile cities in the region, the scene of nightly shoot-outs between Palestinian militiamen and the Israeli army. The settlers started rampaging through Hebron on Monday, after a 10-month-old baby was shot dead by a Palestinian sniper, and the violence has escalated through the week.
November 5, 2000 |
Samieh Moutasib, a 27-year-old shopkeeper, lives in a nice house shoehorned into a hillside overlooking downtown Hebron, but getting there requires the agility of a goat. Apologizing to visitors he has invited to his home, Moutasib cuts through a schoolyard and scrambles up a steep dirt path. He steps carefully across a narrow ravine bridged by the door of a chicken coop and edges sideways along a narrow ridge hugging the hillside. Then, he climbs a homemade ladder that has been built into the cliff leading up to his backyard.
August 14, 2000 |
The signs of tension are everywhere here: A tall, chain-link fence, studded with trapped stones, separates Jews and Arabs across a narrow street. Knots of Israeli soldiers in battle gear collect marbles that were fired at them with slingshots. Concrete barriers are set up like a slalom course, forcing drivers to slow for security inspections. Large black letters proclaim near an alley of vegetable stands: "This market was built on Jewish property, stolen by Arabs, after the 1929 massacre.
April 27, 1999 |
The post-minicamp roster tune-up could bring a familiar name back to Philadelphia. Vaughn Hebron, the former Eagle and Denver Bronco, is one of the players the Eagles are considering signing to add depth at running back. Hebron, 28, spent the last three seasons with Denver, earning two Super Bowl rings, after being released by the Eagles in 1996. The Eagles released the veteran Charlie Garner last week, leaving them without a proven backup to Duce Staley. Garner may sign with the Oakland Raiders, where he would be reunited with former Eagles offensive coordinator Jon Gruden.