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Any Israeli soldiers accused of war crimes in the Gaza Strip will be given state protection from prosecution overseas, the country's PM has said. Ehud Olmert said troops should know Israel would keep them safe after they acted to protect their country. Palestinians say 1,300 people died during the offensive, and UN officials want independent probes into whether war crimes were committed...
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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has vowed a "disproportionate" response to rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza...
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International Criminal Court officials are considering an application by the Palestinian Authority that could allow it to investigate war crimes in Gaza. ... The PA hopes recognition of the court's jurisdiction will allow it to investigate allegations. Israel does not recognise the ICC's jurisdiction...
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The population of the Gaza Strip increased by almost 40% between 1997 and 2007, according to the results of a Palestinian census.

2009-02-15

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Israel and the Palestinians: The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is about water, as well as land. The West Bank is a major source of water for Israel. But Palestinians complain that, on average, an Israeli uses three times as much water as a West Bank Palestinian.

1999-03-16

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The killing of Sheikh Yassin has drawn widespread international condemnation. United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan said it was not only against international law, but did nothing to help find a peaceful solution. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak described it as cowardly and King Abdullah of Jordan called it a crime. In Brussels, European Union foreign ministers condemned Israel for an "extra-judicial killing", which they...

2004-03-22

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Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, spiritual head of Palestinian militant group Hamas, has been killed in an Israeli air strike. He was targeted as he returned from a mosque in Gaza City at daybreak. Seven others were killed and many wounded. The killing triggered unrest and calls for revenge from Palestinians, as tens of thousands took part in a funeral.

2004-03-22

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Amnesty International has accused Israel of committing war crimes in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. The rights group's report for 2004 says Israeli forces have killed some 700 Palestinians - including 150 children - mostly in unlawful circumstances. The report lists "reckless shooting, shelling and air strikes in civilian areas... and excessive use of force"...

2005-05-25

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Israel's Prime Minister was a ruthless military commander responsible for one of the most shocking war crimes of the 20th century, argues Robert Fisk. President George Bush acclaims Ariel Sharon as 'a man of peace', yet the blood that was shed at Sabra and Chatila remains a stain on the conscience of the Zionist nation. As Sharon lies stricken in his hospital bed, his political career over, how will history judge him?...

2005-01-06

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The victory of Hamas in the Palestinian elections has set the rest of the world a dilemma. The Palestinians have chosen Hamas and therefore the democratic choice has to be accepted, especially as spreading democracy in the "Greater Middle East" is the goal of the Bush administration. But Hamas is listed as a terrorist organisation by both the US and the EU and unless the group accepts that Israel should exist, it is hard to see...

2006-01-27

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Israel has decided to suspend the payment of taxes and customs duties to the Palestinian Authority, a spokesman for acting PM Ehud Olmert has said. Ranaan Gissin told the BBC payments would cease because the Palestinian militant group, Hamas, had won last week's parliamentary elections. The Oslo accords oblige Israel and the PA pay each other for various services...

2006-02-01

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Israeli troops have detained eight Palestinian ministers and dozens of officials from the ruling Hamas group in raids across the West Bank. Sixty-four MPs and officials were seized, amid Israeli efforts to secure freedom for a captured soldier in Gaza. Israeli forces meanwhile massed at Gaza's northern border, as troops and tanks dug into positions in the south, a day after their original incursion. Air strikes have damaged...

2006-06-29

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There's no turning back. It's time to learn a new lesson: We no longer recognize the State of Israel. We could not recognize the apartheid regime of South Africa, nor did we recognize the Afghani Taliban regime. Then there were many who did not recognize Saddam Hussein's Iraq or the Serbs' ethnic cleansing. We need to get used to the idea: The State of Israel, in its current form, is history. We don't believe in...

2006-08-05

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The Palestinian parliamentary speaker detained by Israel on Sunday has been taken to hospital with chest pains and dizziness, the Israeli army says. A spokesman for Aziz Dweik said he was taken to hospital after being beaten by Israeli guards.

2006-08-08

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The following is a list of United Nations resolutions that concern Israel and bordering states such as Lebanon From 1967 to 1989 the UN Security Council passed 131 resolutions directly addressing the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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A video has appeared on the internet showing the first pictures of BBC correspondent Alan Johnston since his abduction in Gaza on 12 March. It is said to have been posted by the Army of Islam, the group that says it is holding the reporter.

2007-06-01

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At a weekend meeting in Istanbul, 200 religious scholars and clerics met senior Hamas officials to plot a new jihad centred on Gaza.

2009-02-17

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Naomi Klein calls for a strategy to use to put an end to Israeli apartheid and war crimes in Gaza. It is the strategy that worked to stop apartheid in South Africa 20 years ago: BDS = boycott, divestment, sanctions.

2009-01-07

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There have been mounting calls in Europe to suspend a planned upgrade in relations with Israel until its new right-wing government publicly expresses support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If the suspension goes ahead Israel's Foreign Ministry has warned the European Union it could lose its role as a broker in Middle East peace efforts...

2009-05-03

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