Israeli forces have arrested the speaker of the Palestinian parliament, a Hamas leader, at his house, alongside a day of Israeli military operations in the southern Gaza Strip – parts of a month-long offensive against the militant Islamic group.
Sun, 06 Aug, 2006
Palestinian police are incapable of controlling armed militants, and al-Qaida is posed to infiltrate the Gaza Strip and Israel, Israel’s domestic security chief warned today, reflecting deep Israeli concerns over threats that could result from chaos in Gaza following its handover to the Palestinian Authority.
Wed, 21 Sep, 2005
A senior Israeli defence official today challenged the Palestinian Authority to close the open border between Gaza and Egypt, saying its credibility was on the line over its failure to stop the flow of gunrunners and others across the frontier.
Fri, 16 Sep, 2005
Israel is to close the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt until further notice, officials said today, after proposing new arrangements that could include movement of Palestinians in and out of Gaza under the supervision of foreign inspectors without an Israeli presence.
Wed, 07 Sep, 2005
Israel will insist on moving the Gaza-Egypt border crossing to a new location after Israel’s pullout from Gaza so Israeli inspectors can continue to check goods and people, Israel’s Security Cabinet was told today, and the emerging position appears to rule out the deployment of foreign inspectors at Gaza crossings.
Mon, 08 Aug, 2005
Israel agreed in principle yesterday to evacuate a road along the Gaza-Egypt border that has been a major flashpoint of violence in recent years, Vice Premier Shimon Peres said after a Palestinian official warned that continued Israeli military patrols there would invite attacks.
Sat, 19 Feb, 2005
ISRAEL will withdraw its troops from Palestinian towns for 72 hours during next month’s Palestinian presidential election, Israeli Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz said yesterday, signalling that a deadly weekend attack on an Israel army post was not derailing fledgling peace efforts.
Tue, 14 Dec, 2004
Israeli troops withdrew from a besieged Palestinian neighbourhood in Rafah refugee camp early today, leaving behind dozens of demolished homes, acres of levelled agricultural land and residents despairing over how the destruction will be repaired.
Mon, 24 May, 2004