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ITEM: 8 Feb 2005
... !!! CEASEFIRE !!! "... all Palestinians will stop all acts of violence against all Israelis everywhere, and, at the same time, Israel will cease all its military activity against all Palestinians everywhere ... " Ariel Sharon, Mahmoud Abbas, Sharm esh-Sheikh

ITEM: 8 Feb 2005
... Mintar crossing from Gaza Strip into Israel reopened for commercial traffic ...

ITEM: 8 Feb 2005
... military issue land confiscation orders to villagers in Yatta area (Tal al-Tawani, Um Sabba), around Al-Khalil ... settlers barring farmers from reaching farmlands ... 1500 dunums (375 acres) reported lost since the beginning of 2005 ...

ITEM: 9 Feb 2005
... army incursion into Al-Mawasi, Gaza Strip, arrests resident ... Al-Mawasi area closed off ...

ITEM: 9 Feb 2005
... Gaza Strip checkpoints maintain tight restrictions on passage ...

ITEM: 9 Feb 2005
... Palestinian homes west of Rafah targeted from military base in Atzmona settlement in southern Gaza Strip ... youth mortally wounded in abdomen ...

ITEM: 9 Feb 2005
... Hamas hedges commitment to ceasefire pending meeting with Abbas ... dozens of missiles fired at Gush Katif settlements in Gaza Strip in response to Rafah killing ... "The firing was self-defense against aggression ... We did not sign or agree to a cease-fire with anyone, and every violation by the Zionists will draw a response."

ITEM: 9 Feb 2005
... roadblocks and checkpoints maintained in Nablus and Qalqylia; setting up of new roadblocks reported ...

ITEM: 9 Feb 2005
... military incursion into village south of Nablus draws Palestinian resistance fire ...

ITEM: 9 Feb 2005
... two Fatah members arrested during army operation in Nablus ...

ITEM: 9 Feb 2005
... army post comes under resistance fire in northern West Bank, near Jenin ...

ITEM: 9 Feb 2005
... army raids continue around al-Khalil ... reports of houses searched and ransacked ...

ITEM: 10 Feb 2005
... military impose closure on village of Kafr Qaddum, near Qalqylia, ...

ITEM: 10 Feb 2005
... several confrontations reported involving settlers and Palestinian farmers in Qalqylia region ... settlers from Qadumim assault two Palestinian women working their land ...

ITEM: 10 Feb 2005
... army raids in Al-Mawasi continue ... dogs used for house-to-house searches ... ten residents detained in unknown location ...

ITEM: 10 Feb 2005
... dozens of checkpoints set up around villages to the north and west of Ramallah and Al-Bireh ...

ITEM: 10 Feb 2005
... checkpoints set up south and west of Tubas ... movement restrictions applied at Taiseer and Al-Hamra checkpoints east of Tubas ...

ITEM: 10 Feb 2005
... resident arrested in Nablus (alleged a 'ticking bomb') and two in al-Sawahra, near Jerusalem ...

ITEM: 11 Feb 2005
... PFLP member arrested during army incursion into Bir Zeit village, near Ramallah ...

ITEM: 11 Feb 2005
... in response to the incursions into Nablus city and Al-Ein refugee camps, an explosive charge is detonated near a military patrol, damaging a jeep ... Al-Aqsa brigades, the Fatah military wing, claim responsibility ...

ITEM: 11 Feb 2005
... several incidents of fire from military posts targeting neighbourhoods and police patrol in Rafah and Khan Younis, Gaza Strip ...

ITEM: 11 Feb 2005
... controls on passage through checkpoints in Gaza Strip, Jerusalem and Bethlehem remain in place ...

ITEM: 12 Feb 2005
... Israeli military and police forces raid Al-Shewkh and Sa'eer towns, Al-Khalil governorate, searching houses and impounding vehicles under the pretext of investigating car thefts ...

ITEM: 12 Feb 2005
... resident of Adh-Dhahariya, Al-Khalil governorate, arrested for membership of Hamas ...

ITEM: 12 Feb 2005
... army invades Salfit, surrounding Palestinian security forces in their quarters for several hours ... checkpoint set up near the centre of the town, vehicles and residents detained ...

ITEM: 12 Feb 2005
... dawn raid by army on village of Al-Thaheriya to arrest Hamas member ...

ITEM: 12 Feb 2005
... army incursion into Wadi Al-Nasara area, Al-Khalil governorate, breaking into and searching residences ... two homes requisitioned for military purposes, evicting families ...

ITEM: 12 Feb 2005
... military incursion into Azzoun Atma village, Qalqylia governorate, closing access roads ... harassment of school pupils ...

ITEM: 12 Feb 2005
... construction of the segregation wall continues throughout the West Bank (Jerusalem districts, Bethlehem districts, Husan, Idhna-Al-Burj region (Al-Khalil), Bardala towards the Jordan river (Jenin), Budrus-Ni'lin-Beit Liqya area, amongst others) ...

ITEM: 12 Feb 2005
... shells fired from military positions at Khan Younis ...

ITEM: 13 Feb 2005
... military raid into Al-Arrub refugee camp, Al-Khalil, provoking clashes ... girl injured ...

ITEM: 13 Feb 2005
... continued firing from military positions towards Khan Younis, Khusa'a village, Rafah neighbourhoods ...

ITEM: 13 Feb 2005
... missile fired by Palestinian resistance ...

ITEM: 14 Feb 2005
... youth shot dead by army in Al-Khalil, after being initially immobilised by bullet wound to the leg ...

ITEM: 14 Feb 2005
... military distribute land confiscation orders for construction of the segregation wall in Brta'a and Toura villages, near Jenin ...

ITEM: 14 Feb 2005
... homes in Rafah targeted by tank and machine gun fire ...

ITEM: 14 Feb 2005
... Rafah border terminal closed to residents under 36 years of age ...

ITEM: 14 Feb 2005
... mobile checkpoint stationed at Nabi Elias, near Qalqylia ... three arrested ...

ITEM: 14 Feb 2005
... Palestinian mortar fire targeting border post in southern Gaza Strip ...

ITEM: 14 Feb 2005
... PA Prisoner's Affairs' Ministry claims deception over 500 prisoners nominated for release (70% administrative detainees) ... prisoners remain incarcerated ...

ITEM: 14 Feb 2005
... military incursion into Khirbet Tha'laba, Al-Khalil governorate ... exclusion orders distributed ...

ITEM: 14 Feb 2005
... Palestinian buildings demolished in Beit Hanina by the military ...

ITEM: 15 Feb 2005
... army refuses to evacuate from Jericho, citing disagreement over Oslo-defined boundaries for withdrawal ...

ITEM: 15 Feb 2005
... Palestinian police officer arrested in Yatta village for alleged membership of the resistance ...

ITEM: 15 Feb 2005
... villages of Azzun and Baqat al-Hatab invaded by army ... houses searched, percussion bombs detonated, checkpoints set up in and around Azzun ...

ITEM: 15 Feb 2005
... army conducts nocturnal raids into several quarters of Nablus and Balata and Askar refugee camps ... homes broken into and searched ...

ITEM: 15 Feb 2005
... Al-Quds Open Universtity district, Rafidia, invaded by army ...

ITEM: 15 Feb 2005
... eight Palestinians arrested around Ramallah for membership of Hamas ...

ITEM: 15 Feb 2005
... two Palestinian youths shot - one mortally wounded - near Beitunya ...

ITEM: 15 Feb 2005
... three mortars reported fired at Gush Katif settlement bloc in Gaza Strip ...

ITEM: 15 Feb 2005
... plans to build new extension of Gush Etzion settlement - Gfa'ot - to house 5,000 inhabitants revealed ...

ITEM: 15 Feb 2005
... military establish mobile checkpoint at As-Suwetat, Jenin ... five Palestinian police officers detained ...

ITEM: 15 Feb 2005
... army incursion into Beit Rima and Deir Ghassana villages ... percussion bombs fired, houses searched ...

ITEM: 15 Feb 2005
... military raid with helicopter support establishes curfew on village of Kafr Qalil .. two Palestinians, affiliated with Al-Aqsa brigades, penned in house and killed after exchange of fire ... ambulances blocked and shot at ... Fatah spokesman states: "This was another assassination, it constitutes a clear violation of the ceasefire which stipulates that Israel stops targeting Palestinians everywhere."

ITEM: 15 Feb 2005
... army positions open fire on residential district in Rafah (Ash Shu'at) ... from Sufa crossing point towards Palestinian territory ...

ITEM: 15 Feb 2005
... two arrested after military raid on Ramallah neighbourhood (Um Ash-Sharayet) ...

ITEM: 15 Feb 2005
... army distribute confiscation orders concerning 25 dunums (6 acres) of land for construction of the segregation barrier at Al-Eizariya, East Jerusalem ...

ITEM: 16 Feb 2005
... military raid on Silwad, Ramallah governorate ... interrogation orders issued to two residents from the General Security Service ...

ITEM: 16 Feb 2005
... military raid to arrest three in Kharbath Bani Hareth for membership of Hamas ...

ITEM: 16 Feb 2005
... severe movement restrictions persist for farmers attempting to access their land sectioned off by segregation barrier in Qalqylia district ...

ITEM: 16 Feb 2005
... PA report on ceasefire cites 290 Israeli violations in the period February 8-14 2005, amongst which: 25 arrests; 25 detentions; 50 shootings and bombings of residential areas; 77 assaults on residential premises; 53 new roadblocks; 9 confiscation orders concerning 5350 dunums of land (1335 acres). ...

ITEM: 16 Feb 2005
... while army present, settlers attack and burn four Palestinian vehicles pulled into a petrol station at Huwarra village ... villagers controlled fire before it spread to refuelling gantries ... army does not intervene ..

ITEM: 16 Feb 2005
... resident of AIda refugee camp arrested and beaten at checkpoint north of Bethlehem ...

ITEM: 16 Feb 2005
... After army and settler paramilitary violence kills three Palestinians during a week, PA claims Israel is violating the ceasefire agreement: "it is either the Israeli government can't rein in its terrorist army, or the government itself is instructing the army to keep up the killing in order to provoke the Palestinians to retaliate," said Abdullah Abdullah, PA official.

ITEM: 17 Feb 2005
... permanent closure of Tzofim checkpoint, east of Qalqylia, to permit-holding farmers due to military orders invalidating permission for passage ... farmers instructed to reapply for new permits ...

ITEM: 17 Feb 2005
... security tightened at north Jerusalem checkpoints of Qalandia and Ar-Ram, provoking long delays ...

ITEM: 17 Feb 2005
... Qassam rocket fired towards settlements in southern Gaza Strip ...

ITEM: 17 Feb 2005
... Huwarra checkpoint comes under fire from Palestinian resistance ...

ITEM: 17 Feb 2005
... Following a settler attack on the Palestinian village of At-Tuwani, Al-Khalil governorate, injuring international peace volunteers, the army intervenes with military order to close off grazing lands to villagers ...

ITEM: 17 Feb 2005
... army conduct dawn raid into Qalqylia to search houses ... two residents taken to unknown location ...

ITEM: 17 Feb 2005
... Hamas, Islamic Jihad issue statement affirming continued adherence to ceasefire in spite of Israeli infractions, but monitoring violations ...

ITEM: 17 Feb 2005
... Palestinian Ministry of Prisoners Affairs states 900 prisoners nominated for release are those selected unilaterally by Israel, not from criteria negotiated with PA representatives ... release of tranche of 500 prisoners delayed by one week from 15 February ...

ITEM: 18 Feb 2005
... exit passage for 16-25-year-olds finally reopened at Rafah border crossing, Gaza Strip ... heavily restricted access for 1000-1500 workers to Israel from Gaza Strip causing delays and operating only at one-third of agreed volume ...

ITEM: 18 Feb 2005
... Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz announces that 55 deportees during intifada are to be permitted to return to the West Bank ...

File: Promising Developments (11th hour) . . .

ITEM: 18 Feb 2005
... shooting towards Palestinian residential area from military post near Netzarim settlement, Gaza Strip, seriously wounds child, damages property ...

ITEM: 18 Feb 2005
... army imposes complete closure of Kafr Qaddum village, near Nablus, in an attempt to prevent access of international peace activists protesting closure of only access road to village ... spokesperson for Israeli peace movement, Gush Shalom, states: "another proof which clearly shows the huge gap between what Sharon says in his statements and what really happens on the ground ... The army is making the life of the residents intolerable, Israeli media keeps talking about clashes between settlers and soldiers, but on the ground, soldiers and settlers are continuing their attacks and military procedures against the residents" ...

ITEM: 18 Feb 2005
... ambulance carrying woman in labour denied passage at Qalandia checkpoint ... woman gives birth at the checkpoint while soldiers impound and search vehicle ...

ITEM: 18 Feb 2005
... Army closes roads around Qalqylia ...

ITEM: 18 Feb 2005
... Hamas spokesman in Gaza Strip states ceasefire dependent on Israel releasing all political prisoners: "we affirm to all those concerned that no calming down, no truce, and no stability are feasible unless our prisoners, affiliated with all Palestinian resistance factions, [are] released" ... demonstrations in Ramallah and Nablus demand PA prioritise prisoners and detainees issue ...

ITEM: 19 Feb 2005
... several checkpoints set up on the Ramallah-Nablus route ... residents and traffic detained and searched, prolonged questioning of detainees ...

ITEM: 20 Feb 2005
... settlers rampage through Al-Sahla district of Al-Khalil attacking Palestinian residents and property and barring access to homes ...

ITEM: 20 Feb 2005
... military incursion into city of Al-Khader, near Bethlehem, attacking shops, imposing curfew, searching and detaining residents ...

ITEM: 20 Feb 2005
... Hamas issues statement repeating demand for release of prisoners ... claims detainees being illegally held after expiration of sentences ...

ITEM: 20 Feb 2005
... youth in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, hit in the back with heavy machine-gun fire from military post in Neveh Dekalim colony ... dozens of homes reported shelled in Khan Younis ...

ITEM: 20 Feb 2005
... in separate incidents, two residents wounded by random high-velocity rifle fire in Rafah ...

ITEM: 20 Feb 2005
... army incursion into Silwad to search homes, arrest resident ...

ITEM: 20 Feb 2005
... military place caravans, generator and erect tents on Palestinian land in Al-Rashaida village, near Bethlehem ...

ITEM: 20 Feb 2005
... siege of Kafr Qaddum continues ...

ITEM: 20 Feb 2005
... Palestinian resistance activists accused of setting explosives traps on military roads in the Gaza Strip ... army claim finding explosive charges almost every day for the last three weeks ...

ITEM: 21 Feb 2005
... army closes Qalandia checkpoint, controlling access northwards from Jerusalem ...

ITEM: 21 Feb 2005
... soldiers assault resident for using access road to Nablus from Tel village ... resident hospitalised in a coma ... attack follows previous assaults on teachers using the same road on Saturday (19 Feb) ...

ITEM: 21 Feb 2005
... military operations reported in Nablus refugee camps (Balata, Askar), firing randomly at homes ...

ITEM: 21 Feb 2005
... Rafah border crossing finally opened without imposing age limitation ...

ITEM: 21 Feb 2005
... Israel releases 500 prisoners, including six who were detained beyond their full terms ... Palestinian Ministry of Detainees accused Israel of "deceiving the world and the Palestinians" ... the majority of those released had already served more than two-thirds of their sentence ...

ITEM: 21 Feb 2005
... army incursion into Al-Mawasi, Gaza Strip, breaking into and searching dozens of homes ... two residents arrested ...

ITEM: 21 Feb 2005
... settlers from Yitzhar, near Nablus, contaminate the sole natural water source for the Palestinian village of Madama, the seventh such occurrence in three years ... foreign aid worker alleges "connivance" of military authorities with settler vandalism: "[the] army is well aware of what the settlers are doing to the Palestinians but it turns a blind eye" ...

Bil'in 21/ii/05 Photo: Palestine Monitor

ITEM: 21 Feb 2005
... army violently breaks up a peaceful demonstration against land clearances for construction of the segregation barrier at Bil'in, near Ramallah ... over a dozen people injured ...

ITEM: 22 Feb 2005
... Islamic factions call on the Israeli military to withdraw from Palestinian cities and to halt the escalation of aggression on residents of the occupied territories ... the statement cites land confiscations, ongoing construction of the segregation barrier, controls on freedom of movement and refusal to release prisoners as failures to honour the ceasefire ...

FILE: Shower of Flowers . . .

ITEM: 22 Feb 2005
... Addressing NATO in Brussels, US President George Bush declares "the world must not rest until a just and lasting peace" to the Israel-Palestine conflict is reached, adding that Israel must cease settlement activity and facilitate Palestinian economic development.

ITEM: 22 Feb 2005
... army set up checkpoint near Al-Khader, Bethlehem district ... stop-and-search of residents and vehicles ...

ITEM: 22 Feb 2005
... new military observation tower and checkpoint erected near Qafeen village, Tulkarem governorate ...

ITEM: 22 Feb 2005
... army break up demonstration protesting land confiscations at the site of a planned colony in Al-Khalil ... new settlement threatens demolition of archaeological sites and buildings of hsitoric interest ...

ITEM: 22 Feb 2005
... Palestinian farmlands bulldozed by military in Beit Surik, near Jerusalem, in preparation for anticipated expansion of Israeli Haradar settlement ...

ITEM: 22 Feb 2005
... army incursions into villages of Beit Ummar and Yatta, Al-Khalil governorate, breaking into houses, arresting one resident, controlling traffic ...

ITEM: 22 Feb 2005
... statement from Hamas leadership in Gaza welcomes release of first batch of prisoners but reaffirms that the release of all prisoners is necessary to cement a ceasefire ... specific reference made to over 400 prisoners held since before the signing of the Oslo agreements (1994) ...

ITEM: 22 Feb 2005
... Jerusalem municipality allocates $1.2million for demolition of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem ...

ITEM: 23 Feb 2005
... army bulldozers clear farmland near Qalandia checkpoint, Ramallah, in preparation for construction of new military base ...

ITEM: 23 Feb 2005
... resident of Awarta village, near Nablus, shot in the stomach when a passing army patrol opened fire at a group of youths ...

ITEM: 23 Feb 2005
... Bal'a village, near Tulkarem, invaded by army ... homes searched ...

ITEM: 23 Feb 2005
... military incursion into the village of Baqa Al-Sharqiyya, near Tulkarem ... residents detained, three assaulted, one hospitalised ...

ITEM: 23 Feb 2005
... army incursion into Nablus arrests two suspected members of the Al-Aqsa Brigades, currently detained at an unknown location ...

ITEM: 23 Feb 2005
... Qalandia checkpoint closed for two hours, several checkpoints erected elsewhere around Ramallah ...

ITEM: 23 Feb 2005
... large Palestinian home demolished in Sur Baher, confirming acceleration in rate of demolitions of Palestinian property in Jerusalem region under ceasefire (30+ destroyed since 8 February) ...

ITEM: 24 Feb 2005
... Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom claims terror attack foiled but refuses to divulge details ... mentally disturbed man, reportedly planning suicide, arrested in Jerusalem bearing a knife ...

ITEM: 24 Feb 2005
... Palestinian resistance opens fire on military outpost at Neveh Dekalim colony, Gaza Strip ...

ITEM: 24 Feb 2005
... residents under 30-years-old blocked from passing through Za'tara checkpoint between Nablus and Salfit after two hours' delay...

ITEM: 24 Feb 2005
... speeding settler car runs over two children at entrance to Azzoun village, near Qalqylia ... army refuses access to Israeli hospital ...

ITEM: 24 Feb 2005
... military sources confirm a steep drop in shooting incidents (down by 85%) since the ceasefire announced ... army continues to refuse both to remove checkpoints to pre-intifada positions and to withdraw from Jericho, Tulkarem and other West Bank cities per the ceasefire agreement ...

ITEM: 24 Feb 2005
... military incursion into Fasa'el village, near Jericho, arrests two residents ...

ITEM: 24 Feb 2005
... flying checkpoint established at Ein Al-Fara'a, near Tubas, detains residents for several hours ...

ITEM: 24 Feb 2005
... army sets up checkpoint at Jit village, west of Nablus, and closes surrounding area ... passage barred to residents, cars stopped and searched ...

ITEM: 24 Feb 2005
... army protects settlers from Israeli Karme Zur colony while they appropriate 25 dunums (6 acres) of farmlands belonging to villagers of Beit Ummar and Halhoul in al-Khalil governorate ... elsewhere, military bulldozers destroy 30 olive trees near Beit Ummar ...

ITEM: 25 Feb 2005
... military impose curfew over Al-Jiftlik area, near Jericho, barring farmers from reaching their land ... closure to last for several days ...

ITEM: 25 Feb 2005
... PA announces the destruction of 12 tunnels linking the Gaza Strip to Egypt ...

ITEM: 25 Feb 2005
... Palestinian shot attempting to penetrate barrier at Sufa checkpoint, Gaza Strip ... three arrested ...

ITEM: 25 Feb 2005
... six arrested in Nablus by army for membership of Fatah, Hamas, provoking firefight with resistance ...

ITEM: 25 Feb 2005
... Palestinian resistance fires two mortar shells at Gaza settlements of Neveh Dekalim and Netzarim ...

ITEM: 25 Feb 2005
... Settlers' Yeshiva school, from the extremist Kyriat Arba colony near Al-Khalil, announces it is moving to Sa Nur, a West Bank settlement slated for evacuation ...

ITEM: 25 Feb 2005
... Palestinian woman arrested in the West Bank Har Bracha colony, allegedly attempting to avenge the killing of her brother last week by the army ...

ITEM: 25 Feb 2005
... Israeli press publish details of 6,400 housing units planned for construction in the West Bank, involving the unlawful confiscation of 6,600 dunums (1,650 acres) of Palestinian land ... over half of homes planned for East Jerusalem colonies; also near Ramallah, Bethlehem, Nablus ... separately, Israeli peace campaigners Gush Shalom warn of at least three new large-scale settlement developments near Qalqylia, the existing Gush Etzion and Ma'aleh Adumim colonies ...

ITEM: 25 Feb 2005
... homes in Khan Younis targeted with heavy ammunition from military outposts at Neveh Dekalim colony in the Gaza Strip ...

ITEM: 25 Feb 2005
... military incursion into Al-Ras, near Tulkarm, searching homes and interrogating residents ...

ITEM: 25 Feb 2005
... Hamas confirms that formal truce will not emerge from the period of calm unless Israel releases prisoners and pulls back from Palestinian population centres ...

FILE: No Prizes for No Surprises . . .

ITEM: 25 Feb 2005
... suicide bombing attack on Tel Aviv 'The Stage' nightclub kills five, wounds 50 ... Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hizbollah leaderships deny involvement; links to Islamic Jihad claim by Israeli police ... bomber has no known affiliations with resistance organisations ... Israeli police invoke judicial gagging order on details of the attack ...

ITEM: 26 Feb 2005
... three Palestinians arrested from Deir al-Ghussun village, near Tukarem ...

ITEM: 26 Feb 2005
... despite evidence presented by international observers, police refuse to intervene when settlers destroyed several acres of grain fields close to Yatta village, Al-Khalil ...

ITEM: 26 Feb 2005
... Israeli Air Force commander reported to have stated that warplanes will continue to patrol over and attack targets in the Gaza Strip after settlements have been removed ...

ITEM: 26 Feb 2005
... large band of settlers armed with clubs attack 55-year-old farmer working his land in Jabal Jales, close to Kyriat Arba colony near Al-Khalil governorate ...

ITEM: 26 Feb 2005
... armed settlers block farmers from Hawarra village from reaching their land...

ITEM: 26 Feb 2005
... Israeli Internal Security Minister, Gideon Ezra, threatens assassinations of Palestinian activists in retaliation for Tel Aviv bombing, also stating "if the operations persisted we would not allow facilitating movement of Palestinians"...

ITEM: 26 Feb 2005
... Hamas threatens to escalate pressure on Israel by kidnapping soldiers if prisoners are not freed ...

ITEM: 26 Feb 2005
... Nablus city and surrounding villages placed under tight closure ... over 1000 students reported detained for questioning ...

ITEM: 26 Feb 2005
... village of Azzoun Atma, near Qalqylia, closed by the military ... residents, students and teachers from Ameen village prevented from entering Qalqylia ...

ITEM: 26 Feb 2005
... army closes checkpoint at Za'atara Junction, between Nablus and Salfit ...

ITEM: 27 Feb 2005
... youth from Bethlehem, held for fourteen months under emergency administrative detention legislation, deported to Gaza Strip on release from custody ...

ITEM: 27 Feb 2005
... PA Ministry of Agriculture releases data concerning uprooting in February of over 1500 olive trees in Al-Khalil region ...

ITEM: 27 Feb 2005
... Damascus-based leadership of Islamic Jihad claim responsibility for Tel Aviv Stage attack, asserting that the attack was launched in retaliation for Israel's violation of the truce agreement. "The calm period with the [Palestinian] Authority was an agreement for a month, and that has ended . . . Israel has not abided by the pacification period. This is the main reason that led to this operation," an Islamic Jihad representative stated ...

ITEM: 27 Feb 2005
... Israeli Defence Minister announces that the transfer of security responsibility for West Bank cities has been put on hold ...

ITEM: 27 Feb 2005
... Israeli Deputy Defence Minister Ze'ev Boim announces that Israel may resume its policy of targeted assassinations of Palestinians, claiming that the PA leadership "is not doing anything about Islamic Jihad, and therefore we will have to take care of the organization ourselves"...

ITEM: 28 Feb 2005
... Israeli Justice Minister, Tzipi Livni, prevents the meeting of the joint committee to discuss release of Palestinian detainees under the truce agreement ...

ITEM: 28 Feb 2005
... Hamas spokesman, Sheikh Hasan Yousuf, citing construction of the West Bank segregation barrier, warns of ceasefire collapse if Israel continues to ignore legitimate Palestinian interests: "Israel must realize that this is not an open-ended truce. If Israel continues to grab our land by this evil wall and refuses to free our prisoners, then the ceasefire will die a natural death."...

ITEM: 28 Feb 2005
... military sets up checkpoint at the village of Arraba, near Jenin, and bar access to the village ...

ITEM: 28 Feb 2005
... army surrounds and closes off Tulkarem ... houses searched ...

ITEM: 28 Feb 2005
... settlers car attacked by Palestinian resistance outside Jerusalem, wounding two ...

ITEM: 1 Mar 2005
... army arrest chief Islamic judge of Palestine with ten others in Jerusalem ...

ITEM: 1 Mar 2005
... army incursion into Azzoun village, near Qalqylia, ... homes searched, four residents arrested ...

ITEM: 1 Mar 2005
... controls maintained on routes south from Tulkarem ... new checkpoints set up near Kafr Thulth and Azzoun villages ...

ITEM: 1 Mar 2005
... resident from Yatta village detained and assaulted at checkpoint ... army conducts searches throughout village and detains residents for several hours ...

FILE: Operation Forked Tongue . . .

ITEM: 1 Mar 2005
... London Conference opens and closes ... commitments made to establish a 'viable and contiguous' Palestinian state in addition to security and economic developments ... five-stage process integrating 'Road Map' revealed ... emphasis placed upon simultaneous performance of early phases ... Israel expected to freeze settlement construction and dismantle settlement outposts ...

ITEM: 1 Mar 2005
... settlers, in conjunction with army, continue bulldozing Palestinian land east of Al-Khalil for construction of by-pass road ...

ITEM: 1 Mar 2005
... army bulldozes farmland in Kafr Thulth, near Qalqylia ...

ITEM: 1 Mar 2005
... military incursion, using armoured vehicles, into city of Tubas and nearby village of Tammoun...

ITEM: 1 Mar 2005
... military orders delivered confiscating 1,000 dunums (250 acres) of land at Jaba village, near Jerusalem, for construction of the segregation barrier ...

ITEM: 1 Mar 2005
... military patrol attacked near Safa, east of Modi'in settlement, by Palestinian resistance ... two soldiers injured ...

ITEM: 1 Mar 2005
... army fires on civilian car leaving Arraba village, near Jenin, claiming it was en route to carry out a resistance mission ...

ITEM: 2 Mar 2005
... army imposes curfew over Abu Dis and Al-Ezariyya suburbs of Jerusalem ... university students and teachers obstructed at Aubu Dis, while passage through Al-Ezariyya was strictly controlled ...

ITEM: 2 Mar 2005
... military bulldozers injure 70-year-old man attempting to stop demolition work on his land at Kafr Thulth, near Tulkarem ...

ITEM: 2 Mar 2005
... ongoing strict closure and curfew imposed on Salem village, Nablus district, after military incursion launched in the early hours of the night ...

ITEM: 2 Mar 2005
... checkpoint established on Yabud-Jenin road, barring cars and detaining residents several hours ...

ITEM: 2 Mar 2005
... army re-enters Tubas for the fourth time in three days ... checkpoint established at the town's northern entrance ...

ITEM: 2 Mar 2005
... army conduct dawn raid on Yamon village, near Jenin, claiming to have found and destroyed explosives factory ...

ITEM: 2 Mar 2005
... army incursion arrests youth from Ein al-Baidha village, near Tubas ...

ITEM: 3 Mar 2005
... nocturnal armoured invasion of Nablus city and Balata refugee camp ... several rooftops occupied by army units ... dozens of homes targeted and damaged by live ammunition ... exchange of fire with Palestinian resistance units, roadside bombs target armoured vehicles ... arrests of Islamic Jihad members reported in Israeli media ...

ITEM: 3 Mar 2005
... military incursion into Sielet al-Thaher, Jenin district, breaking into homes, searching houses and arresting three residents ...

ITEM: 3 Mar 2005
... 14 alleged members of Hamas' military units arrested in West Bank ...

ITEM: 3 Mar 2005
... Israeli security forces claim to have foiled a planned suicide attack on Jerusalem...

ITEM: 3 Mar 2005
... In the wake of the London Conference, reports emerge that the Israeli government has announced the appropriation of 10 square kilometres of land in the southern West Bank for construction of the segregation barrier (affecting Al-Sammoua', Yatta, and Al-Thaheriyya villages) ...

ITEM: 3 Mar 2005
... Army incursion into Qalqylia, two arrested ...

ITEM: 3 Mar 2005
... Army incursion into Jenin, seven arrested ...

ITEM: 3 Mar 2005
... undercover military unit arrests four youths in Beit Surik, near Jerusalem, as they were demonstrating to prevent bulldozers destroying agricultural land for construction of the segregation barrier ...

ITEM: 3 Mar 2005
... military closure of Jenin-Nablus road to Palestinian vehicular and pedestrian traffic ...

ITEM: 3 Mar 2005
... army incursion into Jayyous village, bear Qalqylia, breaking into homes and arresting two residents ...

ITEM: 3 Mar 2005
... Israeli settler shoots and wounds resident of Ramin village, near Tulkarem ...

ITEM: 3 Mar 2005
... Israeli tank fires at a group of youths near their homes in Rafah, seriously wounding one in the head ...

ITEM: 3 Mar 2005
... military maintain full closure of Salem village while setting up checkpoints in the vicinity of Deir Sharaf and An-Naqura villages, Nablus governorate, and Anabta, near to Tulkarem ...

ITEM: 4 Mar 2005
... dozens of vehicles and residents detained at checkpoint outside Al-Khader ... army divides the town in two, preventing movement between the sections ...

ITEM: 4 Mar 2005
... Palestinian youth stone settlers' cars travelling to and from Modi'in colony, west of Ramallah ...

ITEM: 4 Mar 2005
... soldiers use tear gas to break up a demonstration attempting to halt bulldozers constructing the segregation barrier near Deir Ballut, west of Salfit ...

ITEM: 4 Mar 2005
... several checkpoints established around the town of Tubas, closing roads and detaining vehicles ...

ITEM: 4 Mar 2005
... checkpoint set up at Al-Nasarya village, north-east of Nablus ...

ITEM: 5 Mar 2005
... schoolchildren detained after army breaks into and closes school in Zeita village, near Tulkarem ...

ITEM: 5 Mar 2005
... checkpoints stationed at Bal'a and Zeita-Allar junctions ...

ITEM: 5 Mar 2005
... army raids Atteel village, Tulkarem district, breaking into, searching and damaging homes ...

ITEM: 5 Mar 2005
... army sets up checkpoints outside the village of Jit, near Qalqylia, and on the Nablus-Qalqylia road ...

ITEM: 6 Mar 2005
... army sets up checkpoints outside Tulkarem and several villages to the north of the city ... vehicles subject to intensive stop-and-search ...

ITEM: 6 Mar 2005
... military incursion into the village of Anabta, near Tulkarem ... reckless shooting at houses and buildings reported ...

ITEM: 6 Mar 2005
... dawn raid by army arrests resident in Kafr Ni'ma village, near Ramallah, on grounds of Hamas membership ... home ransacked ...

ITEM: 6 Mar 2005
... settler allegedly shoots at Palestinian workers near Duma village, south-east of Nablus ...

ITEM: 6 Mar 2005
... army launch night raid into Tel village, near Nablus, searching homes ...

ITEM: 7 Mar 2005
... separate army raids and indiscriminate fire reported in Tulkarem, Anabta village, Ramallah, Qalqylia ...

ITEM: 7 Mar 2005
... military operation in Al-Fawar refugee camp in Al-Khalil injures a number of residents ...

ITEM: 7 Mar 2005
... military checkpoint in Al-Khalil comes under Palestinian resistance fire, wounding two soldiers ... the old city is placed under curfew ... around 60 males of a certain age group are rounded up and taken to holding centres for finger-printing ...

ITEM: 7 Mar 2005
... settlers from Kyriat Arba stone Palestinian homes and intimidate residents in Al-Khalil old city ...

ITEM: 7 Mar 2005
... Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon criticises President Mahmoud Abbas' security policy, stating that: "he must start to fight against the terrorist organizations, currently what he is doing is empowering them on the security and political levels."...

ITEM: 7 Mar 2005
... peaceful protests against construction of the segregation barrier continue at Beit Surik ...

ITEM: 7 Mar 2005
... settlers seize several acres of agricultural land from Palestinian farmers south of Yatta village ...

ITEM: 7 Mar 2005
... an agricultural committee, based in Al-Khalil, publish a report citing 1,760 trees uprooted in February 2005 by Israeli security forces ...

ITEM: 7 Mar 2005
... military patrol is reported to have ambushed a Palestinian car at Ba'la Junction, east of Tulkarm, and to have taken its three occupants to an unknown location by helicopter ...

ITEM: 7 Mar 2005
... military raid closes off Allar village, near Tulkarm, breaking into and searching houses ...

ITEM: 7 Mar 2005
... army checkpoint set up near the village of Baqa Al-Sharqiyya ...

ITEM: 7 Mar 2005
... army conducts nocturnal raids on villages of Deir al-Hatab and Salem, Nablus governorate, closing off village and searching houses ...

ITEM: 8 Mar 2005
... PA criticises Israeli implementation of economic provisions of ceasefire agreement, citing difficulties at Al-Mintar crossing point on the Green Line and persistent restrictions on Palestinian workers ...

ITEM: 8 Mar 2005
... military raid on Balata refugee camp ...

ITEM: 8 Mar 2005
... army invades Azzoun village, searching houses and arresting two residents ...

FILE: The Maņana Dialogues . . .

ITEM: 8 Mar 2005
... transfer of security responsibilty in the cities of Tulkarm and Jericho further delayed ...

ITEM: 8 Mar 2005
... army uses live ammunition and tear gas grenades to break up a march to reclaim land confiscated for construction of the segregation barrier at Bil'in, near Ramallah ...

ITEM: 8 Mar 2005
... Palestinian resistance fires at military post near Nablus ...

ITEM: 8 Mar 2005
... curfew maintained in Al-Khalil old city, houses broken into and searched ...

ITEM: 8 Mar 2005
... army detains three Tulkarm residents at checkpoint east of the city and transfers them to an unknown location ...

ITEM: 8 Mar 2005
... military raid closes Saida village, near Tulkarm, detaining residents and causing random damage to vehicles ...

ITEM: 8 Mar 2005
... army arrests one at flying checkpoint at Silwad village, north of Ramallah ...

ITEM: 8 Mar 2005
... army bars dozens of university students from entering Nablus ...

ITEM: 8 Mar 2005
... army sets up checkpoint on Ramallah-Tulkarm road, detaining and searching vehicles ... several checkpoints in force around Jenin city ...

ITEM: 8 Mar 2005
... Palestinian resistance fires two shells at Gadid colony in the Gush Katif settlement bloc, Gaza Strip ...

ITEM: 8 Mar 2005
... army arrests eight alleged Islamic Jihad affiliates in Qabatya, near Jenin ...

ITEM: 8 Mar 2005
... calling for parallel talks to begin on political negotiations for a permanent peace settlement, President Abbas accuses Israel of undermining the nascent truce agreement by delaying prisoner releases and military withdrawals from Palestinian population centres ...

ITEM: 9 Mar 2005
... Palestinian National security advisor, Jibreel Rajoub, briefs Israeli media on resistance groups' decision to halt attacks inside the Green Line ... "I hope that the Israelis and their government understand now, that there is no military solution for the conflict, only a political one; two states for two peoples" ...

ITEM: 9 Mar 2005
... army shooting at homes in Rafah injures resident ...

ITEM: 9 Mar 2005
... The Palestine Information Centre collected data on military activity between
28 February 2005 - 7 March 2005:

  • 452 military operations inside the occupied territories, involving 68 shooting incidents
  • 1 Palestinian killed
  • 23 Palestinian civilians wounded
  • 110 arrests made
  • 100+ temporary checkpoints were set up
  • 8000+ dunums (2000 acres) of land confiscated
In addition, 11 incidents of settler violence directed at Palestinian communities were recorded ...

ITEM: 9 Mar 2005
... Hamas issues a statement condemning the exclusive security-orientation of present Palestinian-Israeli dialogue, asserting that this route will lead to an impasse if Israel fails to perform its commitments following Sharm esh-Sheikh ... media spokesperson, Sami Abu Zuhri, later adds that "as long as [Israel] is still occupying our land, continues its settlement policy and the 'Judaization' of Jerusalem, killing and arresting our people, there will be no truce."

ITEM: 9 Mar 2005
... army assaults and blocks access through the segregation barrier for farmers attempting to reach their land at Kafr Qaddum, near Qalqylia ...

ITEM: 9 Mar 2005
... army closes checkpoints at Beit Iba and Huwarra near Nablus, denying routine access to students seeking to enter Nablus ...

ITEM: 9 Mar 2005
... army incursion into As-Simiya village, Al-Khalil governorate ... live ammunition discharged, resident arrested ...

ITEM: 9 Mar 2005
... military incursion into Al-Khader, near Bethlehem, sets up checkpoints, detains and searches residents ...

ITEM: 9 Mar 2005
... army raids using explosives break into and ransack several homes and shops in Al-Khalil ... elsewhere in the city, settlers from Kyriat Arba and Ramat Yeshai colonies close off streets and attack Palestinian homes ...

ITEM: 9 Mar 2005
... Israeli military commanders continue to stall evacuation of Jericho city and surrounding villages ... chief of Palestinian security, Haj Ismael, declared to reporters after meeting with Israeli commanders that "Israel is not willing to handover Auja village or remove any of it's military check posts, which encircles the city of Jericho" ...

ITEM: 9 Mar 2005
... army opens fire on residents at Al-Badhan, near Nablus, injuring one and arresting four ...

ITEM: 10 Mar 2005
... military carries out pre-dawn raid, killing alleged Islamic Jihad activist, in An-Nazla al-Wusta village, north of Tulkarem ... Islamic Jihad leader, Nafez Azzam, declares that the operation: "does not encourage us to continue the state of calmness" ...

ITEM: 10 Mar 2005
... President Abbas warns Israel of renewed attacks after failure to arrange evacuation of Jericho ...

ITEM: 10 Mar 2005
... army maintains curfew over the old city of Al-Khalil for the sixth consecutive day ...

ITEM: 10 Mar 2005
... settler attempts drive-by shooting of university student near Doma village ... witnesses identified the culprit as the same person who carried out a similar shooting on 6 March 2005 ...

ITEM: 10 Mar 2005
... army incursion arrests resident in Wadi al-Qadi area, south of Al-Khalil ...

ITEM: 10 Mar 2005
... military incursion ransacks village preparatory school in Dura, Al-Khalil governorate, detaining 200 students for several hours ...

ITEM: 10 Mar 2005
... army conducts dawn raid on Al-Yamoun village, Jenin governorate, breaking into and searching homes ...

ITEM: 10 Mar 2005
... army checkpoints set up on approach road to Kafr Qaddum ... incursion into village to search homes ...

ITEM: 10 Mar 2005
... military order expropriates 600 dunums (150 acres) of agricultural land for training purposes from farmers in Shufa, Al Ras and other villages near Tulkarem ...

ITEM: 10 Mar 2005
... army, backed by helicopter support, invades and closes Baqa al-Sharqiyya village near Tulkarem, searching homes and arresting ten residents ...

ITEM: 10 Mar 2005
... military incursion into Saida village, Tulkarem district, arrests one ...

ITEM: 10 Mar 2005
... several checkpoints set up around An-Nazla al Wusta, north of Tulkarem, detaining residents for several hours ...

ITEM: 11 Mar 2005
... army arrest Fatah member at Beit Iba checkpoint ...

ITEM: 11 Mar 2005
... overnight, military imposes closure on Jericho ...

ITEM: 11 Mar 2005
... army report that Palestinian resistance had fired a shell at a settlement in Gaza Strip ...

ITEM: 11 Mar 2005
... Israeli border police with army support invade Budrus village, west of Ramallah, firing sound bombs, tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition ... wedding celebrations disrupted, three arrested ... villagers subsequently tear down a section of the segregation barrier ...

ITEM: 11 Mar 2005
... army incursion into Tiqua village, Bethlehem governorate, three youths arrested ...

ITEM: 11 Mar 2005
... settlers persist with attempts to occupy 350 dunums (90 acres) of land belonging to villages of Nabi Saleh and Deir Nizam ...

ITEM: 12 Mar 2005
... military observation post uses heavy machine-gun fire to target homes in Tel Zurub suburb of Rafah, Gaza Strip ...

ITEM: 12 Mar 2005
... two children assaulted close to their home in Al-Khalil by Israeli settlers from Kyriat Arba ...

ITEM: 12 Mar 2005
... army closes off road access to the village of Ramin, Nablus governorate ... checkpoint on the main Nablus-Tulkarem road closed ...

ITEM: 12 Mar 2005
... army arrests resident of Kafr Ra'i village, near Jenin, in dawn raid ...

ITEM: 12 Mar 2005
... students and school staff from Amin village barred access by army manning a gateway in the segregation barrier to their school in the village of Azzoun Atma ...

ITEM: 12 Mar 2005
... five farmers from Yatta village, Al-Khalil governorate, injured working in their fields by settlers from Ma'on colony ... police arrest the five victims, who were later released ... no charges brought against settlers ...

ITEM: 13 Mar 2005
... military dawn raid on the village of Baka ash-Sharkiyeh arrests four ... army places three neighbouring villages (Atteel, Saida, Allar) under full curfew and requisitions houses for military use, two residents from Allar wounded ...

ITEM: 13 Mar 2005
... long delays on checkpoints north of Ramallah ...

ITEM: 13 Mar 2005
... army confiscates 160 dunums (40 acres) of land in Deir Al Hatab village, Nablus district, for military purposes ...

ITEM: 13 Mar 2005
... military incursion into Al-Jalazoun refugee camp, Ramallah district, arrests two residents, one of whom was recently released under the Sharm esh-Sheikh ceasefire agreement ...

ITEM: 13 Mar 2005
... military operation around the town of Al-Aqaba closes off the Jenin-Tubas road ...

ITEM: 13 Mar 2005
... homes searched in army raid on Qalqylia, arresting one ...

ITEM: 13 Mar 2005
... army conducts dawn raid on Azzoun village, taking one resident to an unknown location ...

ITEM: 13 Mar 2005
... army invades and closes off access to Al Nazleh Al Sharqiya and Al Nazleh Al Gharbiya villages, Tulkarem district ...

ITEM: 13 Mar 2005
... military incursion into town of Bal'a, Tulkarem governorate ... house of resident ransacked ...

ITEM: 13 Mar 2005
... statement from PLO Executive Committee cites construction of the segregation barrier, continued expansion of settlements and persistent attacks on Palestinian towns and villages as evidence of Israel's lack of intent to resume the peace process ...

ITEM: 14 Mar 2005
... military raid on house in Al-Khalil to arrest resident ... explosives and arms allegedly found ...

ITEM: 14 Mar 2005
... homes targeted and two youths injured by gunshot wounds from army fire in Al-Safyeh, northern Gaza Strip ...

ITEM: 14 Mar 2005
... military incursion into Tubas, setting up flying checkpoints and sealing off the town ... residents detained and interrogated ...

ITEM: 14 Mar 2005
... settlers from Al-Matan colony pollute wells and uproot dozens of olive trees belonging to the village of Kafr Thulth, near Qalqylia ...

ITEM: 14 Mar 2005
... Palestinian resistance target military patrol near Neveh Dekalim colony, Gaza Strip ...

ITEM: 14 Mar 2005
... military incursion into Birzeit University, firing tear gas and rubber bullets, injures one student while arresting another ...

ITEM: 14 Mar 2005
... PA Director of Terminals, Colonel Salim Abu Safiyyah, comments that Israel is stalling liberalisation of controls on movement of Palestinian labour across the Green Line ...

ITEM: 14 Mar 2005
... village of Bazaria, near Nablus, invaded by army firing live ammunition and tear gas ... houses searched and homes occupied by troops ...

ITEM: 14 Mar 2005
... Palestinian Minister for Detainees, Sofian Abu Saida, calls on Israel to release long-term prisoners regardless of classification: "the issue of the detainees is one of the most important issues to the Palestinians and President Abbas ... this is the only way we can start real and constructive political negotiations and live in peace." ...

ITEM: 14 Mar 2005
... Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, quoted as wanting to commence full negotiations for statehood once the ceasefire is formalised in Cairo next week, warns of the consequences of failure to lift roadblocks and withdraw troops from towns ...

ITEM: 14 Mar 2005
... Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declares that there will no peace talks until Palestinian resistance groups are disarmed, claiming that the Palestinian Authority is behind anti-Israeli incitement in mosques and school text books ... "The PA must dismantle the infrastructure of the Palestinian factions in accordance with the road map plan ... we won't conclude any political agreements with extremist organizations, like Hamas and Islamic Jihad" ...

ITEM: 14 Mar 2005
... Hamas spokesman in Gaza, Ismail Hanneya, states that there is no prospect of a lasting truce while Palestinian prisoners remain in jail ...

ITEM: 15 Mar 2005
... Israeli government votes to extend the segregation barrier to include the Maale Adumim settlement bloc, reaching Bethlehem and over halfway across the West Bank ...

ITEM: 15 Mar 2005
... two members of Hamas arrested at flying checkpoint near Shukbah village, Ramallah governorate ...

ITEM: 15 Mar 2005
... army set up checkpoint outside the village of Bil'in ...

ITEM: 15 Mar 2005
... military incursion into Dhahyat al-Barid, north of Jerusalem, to break up student protest against construction of the separation barrier ...

ITEM: 15 Mar 2005
... army intercepts vehicle driving on route 90 near Marj Na'ja village, north of Jericho, and arrests driver and passengers ...

ITEM: 15 Mar 2005
... military injures three youths near Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza Strip ...

ITEM: 15 Mar 2005
... army establishes two checkpoints on and closes the Jenin-Nablus road ...

ITEM: 15 Mar 2005
... two residents arrested by army in Nablus ...

ITEM: 16 Mar 2005
... military closes off with concrete blocks the main road between Dhahyat al-Barid and Qalandia, north of Jerusalem ... bulldozers deployed ... 26 dunums (6 acres) of land in Dhahyat al-Barid to be confiscated for construction of the segregation barrier, while work on land confiscated from Anata, Jaba' and Hizma villages for trunk road connecting settlements begins ...

ITEM: 16 Mar 2005
... soldiers arrest two residents of Thayseer village, Tubas district ...

ITEM: 16 Mar 2005
... military incursion into al-Mughayir village, north of Ramallah, results in three arrests ... homes broken into and ransacked, buildings occupied ... military bulldozers erect sand barriers across access roads...

ITEM: 16 Mar 2005
... five injured as army uses tear gas and rubber-coated bullets to break up demonstration against construction of the segregation barrier at Saffa village, west of Ramallah ...

ITEM: 16 Mar 2005
... army closes Za'atara checkpoint on Nablus-Ramallah road, detaining residents for several hours ...

ITEM: 16 Mar 2005
... military incursion into Nablus and Balata refugee camp provokes exchange of fire from resistance ... roadside bomb detonated next to army patrol ... houses searched ...

ITEM: 16 Mar 2005
... army finally dismantles the physical structure of one checkpoint outside Jericho but maintains troop presence to control traffic flow ... army refuses to evacuate village of al-Auja to the north of the city nor to permit release of prisoners held in Jericho ...

ITEM: 16 Mar 2005
... military raids on several neighbourhoods in Al-Khalil searching and vandalising homes close to Kyriat Arba colony ... curfew imposed on certain areas ...

ITEM: 16 Mar 2005
... following a meeting with UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Israeli Foreign Minister Sylvan Shalom reiterated that agreeing to a truce with Palestinian resistance groups would only result in their revitalisation for future violence ... "Hamas is not a party in any negotiations, simply because it's a 'terrorist' organization, and we are only dealing with the Palestinian Authority. Hence, we would go on working against that Movement with all means available to us" ...

ITEM: 16 Mar 2005
... military orders issued for the confiscation of 170 dunums (40 acres) of land belonging to residents of Toura Al Gharbyia village, Jenin governorate, for military purposes ... demolition orders issued on the houses of four families ...

ITEM: 16 Mar 2005
... soldiers shoot and wound resident of Habla village, Qalqylia district, standing by a gate in the segregation barrier ...

ITEM: 16 Mar 2005
... armoured military dawn raid into Anabta village, discharging live ammunition at houses and wounding one resident in the leg ... homes searched, one resident beaten and arrested ...

ITEM: 16 Mar 2005
... 8-year-old girl rammed by settler's car in the old city of Al-Khalil, suffering concussion and multiple fractures ...

ITEM: 16 Mar 2005
... border guard units of Israeli army disrupt a funeral in Budrus village, near Ramallah, firing tear gas and concussion grenades ...several residents injured, homes broken into and searched, one resident beaten and arrested ...

ITEM: 16 Mar 2005
... three detained by the army in Fahma village, Jenin ...

ITEM: 16 Mar 2005
... Hamas proposes formal truce participation in return for an Israeli commitment to phased withdrawal from the occupied territories and release of all prisoners ...

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