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> From: Shadi Fadda <f_shadi@...>
> Date: Sun, 18 Apr 2004 22:12:46 +0100 (BST)
> Subject: [f_shadi] Today in Palestine! ~ Headlines
> Apr 18, 2004 ~
> Israeli soldiers shoot dead another Palestinian
> unarmed protester
> The surgeon, Dr. Huwwari reported that the bullet
> had passed near De�yaa�s heart causing cardiac
> arrest and fragmenting one of his lungs, before
> exiting. A couple of hours after coming out of
> surgery and appearing to be stable, De�yaa died.
> De�yaa Abdul Kareem was in the olive groves located
> approximately 500 meters from the worksite of
> Israeli bulldozers when he was hit by a live bullet
> shot by an Israeli army sniper.
> Occupation Forces Shoot Three in Biddu
> As soon as the Occupation soldiers appeared, the
> demonstrators met them by throwing stones,
> attempting to drive them out of the village, and
> stop the work on the Wall. Occupation soldiers
> immediately began firing a combination of live, and
> rubber bullets, severly injuring three.
> Villagers from Northwest Jerusalem Protest PA
> Palestinians from the villages northwest of
> Jerusalem protested today in Ramallah against The
> Palestinian Authority and what the people perceive
> as it's inaction against stopping the Apartheid
> 5-year-old girl injured by Israeli tank fire
> He saw an Israeli tank in the road ahead of him. He
> turned to the right, onto his street. His five year
> old daughter, Batool, turned around to watch the
> tank. The tank fired several shots which went
> through his car, the car seat and into his
> daughter�s chest. He kept driving to the hospital.
> An ambulance was in the area; the tank smashed it,
> crumpling its wheels.
> Separation wall to be completed before Gaza pullout:
> His announcement at a cabinet meeting was regarded
> as bowing to Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as
> this was one of the Netanyahu's conditions for
> supporting Sharon's disengagement plan. Netanyahu is
> expected to announce his formal support for Sharon's
> disengagement plan, Israel Army Radio reported on
> Israeli tanks shell Khan Younis, 9 Palestinians
> Israeli tanks shelled overnight Palestinians' houses
> in the southern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Khan
> Younis, injuring at least nine Palestinians, local
> security sources reported Sunday. Among the nine
> Palestinians injured, two of them were children aged
> nine and seven and in critical conditions...
> Israeli Troops Take it Out on Children and Wound
> Three, Two Critically
> The Israeli occupying forces (IOF) violently
> confronted with the demonstrations that erupted
> after the extrajudicial execution of Hamas leader
> Dr. Abdel Aziz Al Rantisi, shooting three children
> and wounding them, two of them critically.
> Child Wounded in Nablus
> Witnesses said that Israeli soldiers stormed Barqa
> village of Nablus, opened fire at civilians and
> schoolchildren, injuring Mohammed Daghlas 13, with a
> rubber bullet in the head.
> Fatah armed wing claims responsibility for attacking
> Israeli jeep
> Al-Aqsa brigades, the military wing of the Fatah
> movement said on Sunday that the Palestinian who was
> killed overnight near the southern Gaza Strip Jewish
> settlement of Kissufim was one of its members.
> Rantisi chose open defiance rather than a life in
> Rantisi refused to go into hiding, despite the
> assassination of Sheikh Yassin. "It's death, whether
> by killing or by cancer. Nothing will change. If by
> Apache or by cardiac arrest, I prefer Apache," he
> said last month.
> Hamas vows "volcano of revenge" after Rantissi
> assassination, Sharon defiant
> Hamas threatened a "volcano of revenge" against
> Israel as some 200,000 Palestinians packed the
> streets of Gaza... His killing late Saturday
> prompted a chorus of international condemnation,
> except in the United States, and sparked
> anti-Israeli and anti-US protests in Arab countries
> such as Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait and
> Quraya seeks world's help on Sharon plan
> Quraya on Sunday accused the United States of
> breaking international law by making "concessions"
> in support of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's
> plan to evacuate the Gaza Strip.
> Mashal says Rantisi's killing will not weaken group
> "What Bush told Sharon in the White House three days
> ago is the clearest green light and cover for
> Sharon's crimes and for what has happened to Dr.
> Abdel Aziz Rantisi," Mashal said. "Thus, it (the
> United States) is the one responsible for this
> Moussa calls for joint Arab action against Israel
> Moussa emphasized that it is necessary to face
> "Israel's criminal policies," which he said has
> "reached its limits", with a serious Arab stance.
> Asked about growing public demands to boycott Israel
> and the United States, Moussa said such expression
> of public opinion mirrors the "frustration towards
> what is happening."
> Annan condemns Israel's assassination of Hamas
> leader Abdelaziz Rantissi
> United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has
> condemned Israel's assassination of Hamas leader
> Abdelaziz Rantissi and called on the country to end
> the practice of extrajudicial killngs, which violate
> international law.
> Kuwaiti government condemns assasination of Rantisi
> Kuwaiti Council of Ministers, during its weekly
> cabinet session, reiterated Kuwait's strong
> condemnation of the terrorist action that the
> Israeli government committed against Rantisi, Kuwait
> News Agency reported.
> U.S. declines to condemn Rantisi assassination
> The White House early Sunday declined to criticize
> Israel's assassination of Hamas leader Abdel Raziz
> Rantisi, saying instead that Israel "has the right
> to defend itself from terrorist attacks" and urging
> restraint in the region.
> EU condemns Rantissi killing, insists peace talks
> must return to fore
> "He once again reminded the Israeli government that
> extra-judicial killings are contrary to
> international law and pointed out that respect for
> international law should mark an important
> distinction between democratically elected
> governments and terrorist groups," the statement
> Japanese Government Condemns Assassination of
> Yoriko Kawaguchi, the Japanese foreign minister,
> said in a statement today that the assassination was
> a thoughtless and unjustifiable act, giving no
> consideration of its consequences.
> Mashal: Arab nations abandoning Palestinians
> Khaled Mashal, head of the Hamas political bureau,
> on Sunday lashed out at the Arab countries for
> failing to support... The Palestinians are deeply
> disappointed with the Arab leaders for failing to
> hold a summit to discuss the latest developments in
> the Arab world.
> Hamas appoints new leader after Rantisi's
> Meanwhile, Israel's Army Radio said the successor to
> Rantisi is Mahmoud al-Zahar, a senior Hamas leader
> who escaped an Israeli assassination attempt last
> year. But Hamas refused to comment on the report.
> Assassinating Rantisi a result of Sharon's visit to
> US: PNA
> "We are starting to feel serious concern and danger,
> especially after this visit and US president George
> W. Bush's statements legalized the resumption of the
> Israeli aggressions carried out against
> Palestinians," Al-Khatib said.
> Israeli Minister Sees Annexation of West Bank Blocs
> Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday
> Israel had received approval from the United States
> for a future Israeli annexation of West Bank
> settlement blocs under a unilateral disengagement
> plan from the Palestinians.
> Arafat urged to step down
> Independent deputy Azmi Al Shuwaibi, at a
> parliamentary meeting in this West Bank town,
> proposed that Arafat follow the example of the late
> Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser. Nasser quit
> following the Arab defeat in the 1967 Middle East
> Background / Articulate Rantisi rivaled Arafat
> When he returned to the territories, Rantisi was
> arrested and imprisoned numerous times by the PA.
> His popularity increased continually during the
> present intifada; a poll taken in the territories
> just before the killing of Ahmed Yassin put Rantisi
> second in popularity only to Yasser Arafat.
> Sharon's Skin and Bush's Spots - by Uri Avnery
> "It is said that Bush is the most pro-Israeli
> American president there ever was. I think that the
> opposite is true. I believe that he is the most
> anti-Israeli American president there ever was,
> because the Sharon-Bush plan is blocking the way to
> Israeli-Palestinian peace, our only hope for a
> normal life."
> Assassination of Hamas Leader Lays Bare
> Anglo-American Rift
> The UK again condemned �targeted assassinations�
> while the US backed Israel�s �right to defend
> itself�. The timing was particularly embarrassing
> for Tony Blair coming so close Washington talks with
> US President George Bush.
> Spanish PM gives order for pullout of troops from
> U.S. President George Bush has urged Spain and other
> allies in Iraq to stick with Washington. "According
> to the information we have...it is not likely that a
> UN resolution will be adopted that will meet the
> conditions we have set for our presence in Iraq,"
> Zapatero said.
> 11 US soldiers killed in one day in Iraq
> an eleventh soldier died in a tank rollover accident
> occurred also on Saturday. Since April 1, some 104
> US soldiers have been killed in Iraq. About 700 US
> soldiers have died in combat and non combat actions
> in Iraq since the war began in March 2003, it was
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