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  • PA's Shechem Governor to UN: Please Intervene

    05/27/2012 1:41:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/5/12 | Gil Ronen
    The District Governor of the Shechem (Nablus) District in the Palestinian Authority called upon the international community Sunday to intervene quickly and provide the Palestinian Authority with protection from Jews. AlBakri warned that "The ongoing aggressiveness of the settlers will lead to violence in the entire region, the results of which cannot be predicted. The continued violence by settlers requires international intervention, he argued. He said that the Jews are interested in "widening" the cycle of violence in the summertime, in order to cause Arab farmers financial losses. "The escalation in attacks by settlers would not have occurred were it...
  • Four US Jews Arrested at Joseph's Tomb

    01/27/2012 1:03:03 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/1/12 | Gavriel Queenann
    Four Jewish pilgrims from the United States were arrested before dawn on Friday in Shechem as they sought to pray at Joseph's Tomb. The four, associated with the Bratslav Hassidic group were confronted at gunpoint by Palestinian Authority police and taken into custody before reaching the grave site. They were handed over to Israeli police and taken to the Ariel police station. "Americans are allowed to stay in Nablus and their summary arrest is a violation of international law," a friend of the four detainees said. .....
  • Islamic Palestine - 1915: indoctrinating 'Anti non-Muslim' Bigotry

    10/29/2011 10:15:40 PM PDT · by Righting · 3 replies
    Books by: Archie Bell, S. S. Friedman | 1915; 1982 | Archie Bell, S. S. Friedman
    Archie Bell: "The spell of the Holy Land," pp. 229-230, (Archie Bell, 1915; 371 pp.) The Hills of Samaria[...]As we left Jacob and his people we soon found ourselves in the midst of Nablus hoodlums again. Although Nablus is the largest city in Palestine between Damascus and Jerusalem, it is isolated in the Valley of Shechem, untouched by a railroad and somewhat difficult to reach. Yet it has a population of nearly thirty thousand, is a prosperous city, and in many ways quite unlike any of the other towns one passes on the overland journey by the ancient caravan route...
  • PA Hit over Joseph's Tomb Visit

    06/16/2011 11:32:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/6/11
    A Shechem-area coordinating committee criticized the Palestinian Authority Friday for this week's daytime visit to the Tomb of Joseph by members of the Knesset Land of Israel lobby and Samarian leaders, according to the Bethlehem-based Ma'an news agency. An announcement by the committee also expressed anger at the PA for providing security for the visit, calling it an affront to the PA population. Among the groups signing the committee's statement were the Popular Front terror group...
  • AL-HESBAH ADMIN CONVICTED,SENTENCED TO PRISON

    03/17/2009 11:18:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 386+ views
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | March 16, 2009 | n.a
    http://internet-haganah.com/harchives/006494.html 16 March 2009 , 19:18 - by Tamir Yaniv, idf.il On Monday (Mar. 16), the Military Court of the Samaria Region sentenced Amjad Kadari, resident of Nablus, who was convicted of supervising the Global Jihad website Alhasba, to 14 months of active prison term and a monetary fine.
  • Pilgrimage to Roots of Faith and Strife [Jews return to Joseph's Tomb]

    10/24/2008 7:40:43 AM PDT · by Alouette · 3 replies · 316+ views
    NY Times ^ | Oct. 24, 2008 | Isabel Kershner
    NABLUS, West Bank — They came in waves, ardent Jewish settlers, religious women from central Israel, black-clad followers of Hasidic courts and groups of teenage boys and girls, almost a thousand of them in all. Crammed into a dozen buses and escorted by the Israeli military, the Jewish pilgrims slid quietly along deserted streets throughout the early hours of a recent morning while the residents of this Palestinian city, a militant stronghold ruled until recently by armed gangs, slept in their beds. The destination was the holy place known as Joseph’s Tomb, a tiny half-derelict stone compound in the heart...
  • Palestinian woman pours acid on soldier

    09/22/2008 7:17:19 AM PDT · by Alouette · 37 replies · 287+ views
    YNet ^ | Sept. 22, 2008 | Efrat Weiss
    IDF soldier manning Nablus checkpoint loses sight after Palestinian woman hurls acidic substance into his eyes. Army slams 'cynical use' of humanitarian aid at crossings Efrat Weiss Latest Update: 09.22.08, 16:46 / Israel News An IDF soldier has lost sight in one of his eyes after a Palestinian woman attacked him with acid at the Hawara checkpoint on Monday afternoon. The checkpoint is located south of the West Bank city of Nablus. Troops managed to apprehend the woman, who is believed to have carried out a similar attack several weeks ago at the same crossing. She was arrested and taken...
  • Israel Defense Forces Preempt Terrorists in Nablus, Gaza

    01/05/2008 11:57:29 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies · 90+ views
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | January 5, 2008 | Israel News Agency Staff
    Israel Defense Forces Preempt Terrorists in Nablus, Gaza By Israel News Agency Staff Jerusalem, Israel ----- January 5, 2008 ....... The Israel Defense Forces and the Israel Security Agency have been operating continuously against Islamic terrorist infrastructure in the cities of Nablus and Gaza. Yesterday evening, IDF forces discovered a weapons cache with rocket manufacturing materials, explosive substances and military equipment used by terrorists. The Israel Defense Forces emphasized that the materials discovered were not operable missiles, but rather building materials used for rocket preparation. Thirteen wanted Palestinians were arrested during the ongoing IDF defensive operation in Nablus. Two men...
  • Hamas, Islamic Jihad & Hezbollah desperately in "need" of CREATING yet another 'massacre'

    08/13/2007 11:35:13 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 365+ views
    Hamas, Islamic Jihad & Hezbollah desperately in “need” of CREATING yet another ‘massacre’. It seems that the Anti-Israel Islamists see themselves again in the grey routine which they hate, the world sees who they are, that the “struggle” they keep talking about is nothing but senseless violence & attempt of pure genocide. Boy do they long for the days that the BBC wrote about “killing civilians in Lebanon”, though they all know too well what percentage of real “civilians” were there, they also know their success in getting Arab people in Lebanon killed, after all it was Islamists’ great...
  • West Bank - Fatah gunmen storming Hamas-controlled government offices

    06/16/2007 2:45:15 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 24 replies · 812+ views
    AP News Alert ^ | June 16, 2007
    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Witnesses say Fatah gunmen storming Hamas-controlled government offices.
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War4Endur.Freedom 6/14/7-Iraq,Gaza,Jenin,Nablus,Ramallah

    06/14/2007 7:30:13 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 35 replies · 4,283+ views
    NASA, DOD, EPA, Yahoo, AP, AFP, Reuters, and the usual suspects, and many brave photographers | 6/14/07 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 6/14/07 - Iraq, Gaza City, Jenin, Nablus, Ramallah HAPPY FLAG DAY BREAKING: Iraq - American heroes continue to tirelessly Defend the Free world from terrorists BREAKING: Gaza City - Staged violence? Teams of terrorists appear to feign a 'civil war' to get new arms and money BREAKING: Jenin - Hamas (Terrorist red team) tags the Fatah team (Terrorist blue team) BREAKING: Ramallah - Hamas acquires the weapons from Fatah. Fatah wants new weapons. SSDD. QFN ==== YE OLDE QUAGMIRE-FREE NEWS Exclusive to FReerepublic PICTURES YOU WILL NOT SEE IN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA...
  • Nablus blast leaves thousands without water, electricity

    06/02/2007 8:04:16 PM PDT · by Alouette · 16 replies · 841+ views
    YNet ^ | June 2, 1007 | Efrat Weiss
    Dozens of homes and shops in Nablus were damaged Saturday morning when concrete barriers placed by Palestinians to block entrance to the Old City explode, Palestinians say Efrat Weiss Published: 06.02.07, 14:50 / Israel News Dozens of homes and shops in Nablus were damaged Saturday morning when concrete barriers placed by Palestinians to block entrances to the Old City exploded, officials at City Hall said. The blast left thousands without running water and electricity in the West Bank town, though repair teams were out by mid-morning. Palestinians complained at the coordination headquarters accusing the IDF of exploding the barricades. Responding...
  • French diplomat, two guards kidnapped in West Bank [Worthless, terrorists didn't want 'em]

    01/23/2007 9:58:18 AM PST · by Alouette · 16 replies · 503+ views
    AFP ^ | Jan. 23, 2007 | Imad Saada
    NABLUS, West Bank (AFP) - A French diplomat and his two bodyguards were kidnapped by armed Palestinians in the northern West Bank town of Nablus but freed after a few hours, an AFP correspondent has said. The men, who were unharmed, were turned over to Francois-Xavier Leger, the French vice consul from Jerusalem. One of the victims told AFP Tuesday that they had been "well treated" during their brief captivity. The men were freed after mediation between local members of the Fatah party and the kidnappers, members of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a militant Fatah offshoot. One of the kidnappers...
  • Palestinian militant killed in West Bank (refugee camp, 6 militants wounded, Al Aqsa)

    10/08/2006 8:25:12 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 262+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/8/06
    NABLUS, West Bank - Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian militant during a fierce gunbattle Sunday in a West Bank refugee camp, a Palestinian militant group said. Osama Talad, 21, participated in an ambush on Israeli troops operating in the Balata refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Nablus, said Nasser Abu Ali, a leader of the militant Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades. The army confirmed a gunbattle erupted between soldiers and militants in the refugee camp. Talad was killed and six other militants were wounded, Abu Ali said.
  • Hassidim illegally enter Nablus to pray [Joseph's Tomb Not Forgotten]

    08/27/2006 11:47:43 AM PDT · by Alouette · 22 replies · 514+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 27, 2006 | Matthew Wagner
    Two Breslav Hassidim and a settler, braving Palestinian terrorists, broke through an IDF barricade in Nablus Wednesday night and entered Josef's Tomb to pray. The three were arrested by the IDF as they left the tomb and were transferred to police for investigation. A special military directive forbids entering the tomb, which is in Area A, a territory under the complete control of the Palestinian Authority. An IDF officer in the OC Central Command said that large numbers of Breslav Hassidim and settlers who attempted to enter the tomb forced him to direct forces away from anti-terrorist activities inside Nablus....
  • Islamic Jihad says the head of its military wing in West Bank has been killed by Israeli troops

    07/29/2006 12:40:54 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 43 replies · 1,273+ views
    AP News Alert | July 29, 2006
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Islamic Jihad says the head of its military wing in West Bank has been killed by Israeli troops.
  • Palestinians: Soldiers vandalized hospital (SSDD)

    07/02/2006 12:14:18 PM PDT · by Alouette · 10 replies · 507+ views
    Idiot Acharonot ^ | July 2, 2006 | Ali "Itbah al Yahood" Waked
    According to Palestinian reports, troops entering Nablus hospital in search of suspect hospitalized there destroy equipment, severely damage property. Fugitive apparently manages to escape prior to their arrival. Physicians for Human Rights slam incident: Leave hospitals out of military operations Palestinians reported that two people were wounded when violence erupted between IDF soldiers and Palestinians outside of a Nablus hospital. According to the report, the soldiers arrived at the hospital to arrest a fugitive hospitalized there since incurring wounds in an earlier IDF operation and caused a great deal of damage to hospital property while searching for the suspect, but...
  • Palestinian militants say have kidnapped Israeli

    06/10/2006 4:18:27 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 319+ views
    Haaretz.com (Excerpt) ^ | June 10, 2006 | Amos Harel
    Excerpt - The Israel Defense Forces and the Shin Bet security service is checking a Palestinian claim that an Israeli citizen was abducted Saturday night in Nablus. Fatah activists sent a tape to the Reuters News Agency, claiming it shows an Israeli, Benjamin Bright Fishbein, of Jerusalem. They threatened to kill him if Israel did not free Palestinian prisoners. "We are still checking the veracity of the report," a senior security source told Haaretz on Saturday night. The first report came in at 9 P.M. and seemed a little doubtful to us," the source said. "But toward midnight we received...
  • Over Reaction Would Be Putting It Mildly

    02/02/2006 11:49:57 AM PST · by Brazoria Bound · 19 replies · 753+ views
    Breitbart News ^ | 2/2/2004 | Brazoria Bound
    No more than a week ago, I had a little sliver of hope that after Hamas won democratically, they might start acting a little more sane. You know, since they now had the political power to address their issues diplomatically, they might give that whirl. Today ended all that hope. This all started over a cartoon with the prophet Mohammad wearing turban shaped like a bomb. "Armed militants angered by a cartoon drawing of the Prophet Muhammad published in European newspapers surrounded EU offices in Gaza on Thursday and threatened to kidnap foreigners as outrage over the caricatures spread across...
  • Palestinian Film Gets Thumbs Down at Home

    01/17/2006 5:26:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 747+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Tuesday January 17 | AP
    The Palestinian film "Paradise Now," which explores the lives of a pair of suicide bombers and just won the Golden Globe for best foreign film, got two thumbs down Tuesday in this tough West Bank city where it was filmed. Although the film which snared the Golden Globe in Los Angeles on Monday has never been screened in Nablus, residents here said the clips they saw on satellite television portrayed the bombers as godless and less than heroic. "This movie doesn't help the Palestinian cause," said an armed Palestinian militant who would not give his name because he's on the...
  • IDF kills bomb thrower near Husan

    10/20/2005 1:35:12 PM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 9 replies · 458+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct. 20, 2005 | Arieh O'Sullivan
    Soldiers shot dead a Palestinian man throwing petrol bombs on the main highway from Betar Ilit around Husan in the Bethlehem area Thursday night, the army said. Shortly before, a motorist complained a petrol bomb had landed near his vehicle. Soldiers dispatched to the scene detected a Palestinian tossing more petrol bombs and opened fire at him. After he was shot, an army doctor immediately rushed to treat the militant but he was declared dead, the army said. The military said three firebombs were found next to the body and noted that thousands of Israelis use the bypass road every...
  • IDF kills one Palestinian (Soldiers in Gaza return fire on terror cell)

    07/06/2005 1:56:41 PM PDT · by anotherview · 3 replies · 301+ views
    Yediot Ahranot ^ | 6 July 2005 | Hanan Greenberg and Ali Waked
    IDF kills one Palestinian Soldiers in Gaza return fire on terror cell, killing one; in West Bank, soldiers intercept teen bomb-smuggler at checkpoint and undertaking military operation in Nablus By Hanan Greenberg and Ali Waked An IDF force shot and killed a Palestinian gunman who opened fire at soldiers Wednesday evening near the Morag settlement in southern Gaza. IDF kills member of terror cell Photo: Reuters Palestinian sources say an additional militant was injured in the failed attack. There are no reported injuries among IDF troops. West Bank interception Earlier, the army arrested a 17-year-old Palestinian from the West Bank...
  • Hundreds Enter Shechem to Pray at Joseph's Tomb

    06/02/2005 11:13:31 AM PDT · by Alouette · 15 replies · 552+ views
    Hundreds of Jewish worshippers, escorted by the IDF, entered the city of Shechem (Nablus) to pray at the tomb of the bibilical Joseph (son of Jacob) Wednesday night. The visit, authorized by the IDF, was advertised via word of mouth, resulting in more than 300 Jews from all over the country showing up in the Shomron town of Itamar close to midnight for the visit. “There were hundreds of people - all different ages, men and women, hareidi-religious Jews from America, from Israel, national religious, Lubavich and Breslav Chassidim, babies – everyone showed up,” Israel National Radio’s Avi Hyman reported....
  • Hamas bomb factory destroyed in Nablus

    01/23/2005 7:15:16 PM PST · by Alouette · 9 replies · 450+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jan. 23, 2005 | Margot Dudkevich
    One of the largest Hamas bomb factories found in the West Bank in the past three years was discovered early Sunday morning by security forces in the basement of an inhabited apartment building in Nablus's Raffidiyah neighborhood. In the framework of ongoing activities to destroy the Hamas infrastructure in the city, soldiers from the Haruv Battalion surrounded the building after receiving intelligence on its location late Saturday night. Searching the premises, the soldiers discovered 25 kilograms of explosives that had been dried and placed underneath mattresses, an additional 125 liters of raw materials used to prepare explosives and bombs, three...
  • No End in Sight for PA Terror

    01/19/2005 2:51:32 PM PST · by anotherview · 1 replies · 221+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19 January 2005
    No End in Sight for PA Terror 20:27 Jan 19, '05 / 9 Shevat 5765 Three terror attacks were thwarted in Gaza today; two terrorists were killed and several were wounded. Two soldiers were hurt near Nisanit, in northern Gaza. Over the course of the past month, IDF forces killed no fewer than 58 Palestinian terrorists on their way to perpetrate attacks against Israelis in Gaza. Today's first attempted attack occurred when two Palestinian terrorists threw a grenade at IDF troops near Nachal Oz, just to the east of central Gaza. The engineering corps soldiers returned fire, killing both Arabs....
  • Soldier fires shots during (West Bank) outpost evacuation scuffle

    01/03/2005 1:23:49 PM PST · by anotherview · 13 replies · 403+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 3 January 2005 / 22 Tevet 5765 | MATTHEW GUTMAN
    Jan. 3, 2005 9:59 | Updated Jan. 3, 2005 21:29 Soldier fires shots during outpost evacuation scuffle By MATTHEW GUTMAN Outpost evacuation near Yitzhar Settler girls during scuffle with soldiers who had arrived to dismantle an illegal outpost near Yitzhar, in the northern West Bank Photo: AP In what some settlers are calling the opening shots of the final push against the contentious disengagement plan, an IDF soldier fired at least one warning shot towards residents of the Nablus-area settlement of Yitzhar, where earlier in the day the IDF had dismantled an illegal outpost. During the outpost's evacuation, some 19...
  • Nablus con men fool Israeli merchants

    12/15/2004 6:13:51 PM PST · by Alouette · 7 replies · 261+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec. 16, 2004 | Yaakov Katz
    If you see an ad in the newspaper from a Nablus-based businessman stating his interest in buying Israeli-manufactured merchandise, beware, Judea and Samaria District police chief Cmdr. Yisrael Yitzhak warned Israeli businessmen Wednesday. Calling on them to refrain from doing business with Palestinians and from entering Palestinian controlled Areas A and B, Yitzhak said Wednesday that police have recently received dozens of complaints from Israeli merchants duped by a ring of con men from Nablus who steal their merchandise and then flee. The deals, usually made after Israelis call a cell phone or send a fax to a number appearing...
  • Major (Palestinian) suicide bombing terror attack averted (in Israel)

    12/14/2004 8:48:48 AM PST · by anotherview · 10 replies · 565+ views
    Ma'ariv ^ | 14 December 2004 | Maariv International
    Major suicide bombing terror attack averted IDF forces intercept furniture truck carrying explosives near Nablus. Terrorist cell involved had carried out previous suicide bombing attacksMaariv International West Bank checkpoint. Security forces recently foiled a planned suicide bombing, planned by the joint Hamas-Tanzim terrorist infrastructure in Nablus. According to senior defense sources, the IDF and ISA, acting on recently received intelligence information, uncovered at the Hawara checkpoint, at the entrance of Nablus, an large shipment of explosives hidden inside a cupboard, which was transported in a furniture truck on its way from Nablus to Jerusalem. The discovery was made two days...
  • Leaving the Hall of Mirrors

    12/03/2004 6:54:50 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 760+ views
    JERUSALEM POST.COM ^ | DECEMBER 3, 2004 | CAROLINE GLICK
    Freelance journalist Kevin Sites was just another guy trying to make his way in the business until the battle of Fallujah. While accompanying US marines into a mosque, Sites filmed a marine shooting a prostrate terrorist lying in the mosque, then crassly pronouncing him dead. As the pictures made their way around the world, millions of anti-US voices rang up angrily denouncing the Marines for committing "war crimes." Overnight, Sites became an international star. Everyone wanted to read the Left's dazzling Johnny-on-the-Spot and all "right-thinking" people pronounced him a professional upholding the highest standards of journalism. Heady stuff for a...
  • Senior Fatah official shot dead in Nablus

    11/30/2004 2:22:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 575+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 11/30/04 | AP - Nablus
    NABLUS, West Bank (AP) - Gunmen shot and killed a senior official from the mainstream Palestinian Fatah party Tuesday in the Balata refugee camp, party officials said. Nasser Badawi, 37, was walking at the entrance to the camp in Nablus when three gunmen in a taxi opened fire on him, killing him, the officials said. Badawi was one of the Fatah leaders in the camp. There was no indication about who was responsible. The Israeli military said it had no troops in the area at the time of the shooting. The Balata camp is ruled by competing armed factions of...
  • Hamas leader: Attacks on Israelis to stop

    11/29/2004 4:45:22 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 13 replies · 1,065+ views
    RAMALLAH, West Bank -- A senior Hamas leader indicated Monday that the militant group is halting attacks on Israelis while the Palestinians prepare to choose a new leader, the latest sign of change following the death of Yasser Arafat. Sheik Hassan Yousef, the group's top leader in the West Bank, said Hamas also would consider a formal truce with Israel. Hamas has carried out dozens of suicide bombings and other attacks, killing hundreds of Israelis during four years of fighting. Since Arafat's death Nov. 11, there has been a sharp drop in violence. The Palestinians have turned their attention to...
  • Going Third World, ŕ la Française

    11/02/2004 9:47:35 PM PST · by forty_years · 410+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | November 3, 2004 | Elie Kedourie
    Editors' preface: A noted historian of the Middle East has said the following about the legacy of scholars who devoted their careers to the study of the region: The giants of the recent past tend to be largely forgotten as soon as they are dead if not before, especially if what they have written isn't what is now considered fashionable or central … They are criticized when they are in error, but their achievements are forgotten.[1] While this is largely true in the English-speaking countries, it is not true in France, where a few French "giants" of Islamic and Arab...
  • IDF scales back Nablus operation (against Palestinian terrorists)

    06/27/2004 7:38:55 PM PDT · by anotherview · 155+ views
    Ma'ariv ^ | 27 June 2004 / 8 Tammuz 5764 | Uri Glikman and Marwan Athamna
    IDF scales back Nablus operationMost IDF forces leave city, curfew lifted, after main objective achieved with killing of top fugitive Nayef Abu-Sharkh.Uri Glikman and Marwan Athamna The IDF is withdrawing forces from Nablus as the "Full Court Press" operation is winding down, after top Tanzim fugitive Nayef Abu Sharkh has been killed. The army has also lifted the curfew imposed in the city and according to estimates the operation will end in the coming hours. A senior security source told NRG Maariv this morning (Sunday): "Since the objective of the operation has been achieved with the killing of Nayef Abu-Sharkh,...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 6/27/4-Waziristan,Basra,Fallujah,Nablus,Mojave

    06/26/2004 4:26:26 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 94 replies · 6,783+ views
    NASA, DOD, Yahoo, AP, Reuters | 6/27/04 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 6/27/4 -Waziristan, Basra, Fallujah, Nablus, Mojave BREAKING: Waziristan, Pakistan - al Qaeda terrorists taken out BREAKING: Basra, Iraq - al-Zubayer oil field oil started flowing again BREAKING: Shatt al-Arab - British heroes returned BREAKING: Fallujah - America liberated Iraqi Civil Defense Corp (ICDC) takes over BREAKING: Nablus - Israeli heroes take out seven Palestinian terrorists BREAKING: Mojave, Calif. - American hero Astronaut in SpaceShipOne QFN ====QUAGMIRE-FREE NEWS Exclusive to FReerepublic PICTURES YOU MAY NEVER SEE IN THE GENERAL MEDIA ========= Fallujah ========= In Fallujah, U.S. Marines heroes chat up local boys in...
  • Nablus soap: A 1000-year tradition [Local arabs introduce Europe to soap]

    03/19/2004 4:55:15 PM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies · 354+ views
    Jerusalem Times ^ | 3-19-04 | Ghassan Katut
    The name of the city, Nablus, has long been connected with soap, the local production of which, according to some historians, dates back more than a thousand years. The first written account about soap is by Shamseddin Muhammad Al-Dimashqi. During the Crusader occupation of the land, the industry flourished but was controlled by the ruling family, which issued permits for anybody that wanted to operate a soap factory. Thus, the king controlled an important source of income. It is believed that the Crusaders carried the industry to Europe, especially France. Several soap factories operated in Marseilles, making soap according to...
  • Throwing Stones

    01/09/2004 9:07:10 PM PST · by Salem · 16 replies · 725+ views
    HonestReporting.com ^ | 07 January, 2004 | HonestReporting.com
    COMMUNIQUE: 7 January 2004 Throwing StonesTwo news agencies omit the IDF's explanation for a deadly clash in Nablus. Media outlets regularly charge the IDF with brute over-reaction to Palestinian stone-throwers, described as mere "protestors" who pose no serious danger. The latest episode took place on Saturday (Jan. 3), when three Palestinians were killed during a clash in Nablus. Among them was 15-year-old Amjad al-Masri, who had engaged soldiers from a rooftop. Reuters reported a discrepancy between Palestinian witnesses who claimed al-Masri was merely "throwing stones" from above, and the IDF spokesman, who said he was "dropping large bricks on soldiers." ...
  • Israelis arrest top Hamas official in West Bank

    12/21/2003 5:44:42 AM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 167+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | December 21 2003 | Reuters
    Israeli soldiers arrested one of the top West Bank officials of the Islamic movement Hamas in a pre-dawn raid in the city of Nablus on Sunday, his family said. The Hamas official's brother, Saeed Asfour, told Reuters that Israeli troops went into the apartment block in the early hours and lined the residents up outside. They identified Adnan Asfour 39 and took him away, he said. The Israeli army declined to comment on the report. Asfour had always said he was only a political activist and spokesman for Hamas in the West Bank rather than having a military role. His...
  • Islamic Jihad claims responsibility of Nablus attack

    12/12/2003 7:48:59 AM PST · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 135+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | December 12 2003 | AFP
    The hardline Palestinian group Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the attack on Jewish pilgrims visiting a holy site in the West Bank city of Nablus on Friday and pledged further attacks in Israel to avenge a deadly Israeli raid in the Gaza Strip. "This attack was a rapid answer to the massacre of our martyrs in the Rafah refugee camp," said a statement by the group's military wing, the Al-Quds Battalions, received by AFP. Seven religious Jews were injured early Friday when gunmen opened fire on a vehicle carrying pilgrims to Joseph's Tomb, a site where the biblical patriarch is...
  • Would-be (Palestinian) suicide bomber captured (by IDF)

    11/26/2003 11:47:16 AM PST · by anotherview · 1 replies · 122+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 26 November 2003 | MARGOT DUDKEVITCH
    Nov. 26, 2003 Would-be suicide bomber captured By MARGOT DUDKEVITCH IDF soldiers from the Wildcat Company arrested a Jordanian citizen attempting to infiltrate Israel early Tuesday morning, not far from the Yitzhak Rabin border crossing north of Eilat. IDF officials said the soldiers responsible for patrolling the border between Israel and Jordan spotted the Jordanian attempting to cut through the border fence with wirecutters. Patrols in the area have been bolstered since a Jordanian truck driver shot and murdered a tourist from Ecuador and wounded four others last week. The infiltrator was arrested and handed over to the Shin Bet...
  • Arms cache found near Nablus

    11/12/2003 9:34:48 AM PST · by yonif · 96+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov. 12, 2003 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Thirteen AK 47 rifles were found in an underground hideaway in Nablus by an IDF patrol sweeping the area Tuesday night. Meanwhile, Palestinians opened fire in the Gaza Strip wounding a worker in the Morag settlement. The worker was treated locally.
  • Israel issues tender for over 300 homes in West Bank

    10/23/2003 2:51:26 PM PDT · by anotherview · 24 replies · 158+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 23 October 2003 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Oct. 23, 2003 Israel issues tender for over 300 homes in West Bank By YAAKOV KATZ The Housing Ministry issued a tender Thursday for the construction of more than 300 new housing units in two West Bank settlements. According to the tender, 153 new homes will be built in the West Bank settlement of Karnei Shomron near Nablus and another 180 units will be constructed in Givat Ze'ev near Jerusalem. The US-backed road map peace plan calls on Israel to halt construction of settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, areas, where the according to the plan, the Palestinians...
  • Nablus: Bomb explodes prematurely in Hamas car ["work accident"}

    10/22/2003 3:40:39 PM PDT · by yonif · 72 replies · 239+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct. 23, 2003 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    One Hamas terrorist was killed and at least two other Palestinians were in a critical condition Wednesday night when a bomb they were carrying in their vehicle exploded in the northern West Bank town of Nablus, Palestinian security sources and witnesses said. The three Palestinians were driving in a car in the eastern part of the city when the explosion took place shortly after 10pm local time. The car was totally destroyed. Palestinians named the Hamas terrorist killed as Raad Saad. Media reports said the men were traveling with at least one weapon and several small explosive devices, saying it...
  • Chemical Agents Arsenal Explosive uncovered in Nablus

    10/19/2003 5:38:36 PM PDT · by yonif · 10 replies · 157+ views
    IMRA ^ | Sunday, October 19, 2003
    IDF Spokesperson 19 October 2003 Last night, (October 18th, 2003) IDF forces uncovered an arsenal of chemical materials for making explosive devices. IDF Sappers detonated the explosive materials in a controlled manner. Last night an Israeli citizen was lightly wounded when fire was opened at his vehicle near Yabed (west of Jenin) During searches in Rafah (southern Gaza Strip), IDF forces siezed three mortars located in a building. The explosive devices were detonated in a controlled manner by IDF sappers. Terrorists opened fire and hurled molotov cocktails.at IDF forces in Tulkarem. IDF forces returned fire and identified a terrorist being...
  • Palestinians set fire to Joseph's Tomb

    10/16/2003 10:48:12 AM PDT · by anotherview · 138 replies · 1,241+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 16 October 2003 | MARGOT DUDKEVITCH
    Oct. 16, 2003 Palestinians set fire to Joseph's Tomb By MARGOT DUDKEVITCH Joseph's Tomb set on fire Photo: AP Advertisement The IDF permitted hundreds of Jewish worshippers access to Joseph's Tomb in Nablus to pray at the shrine early Thursday. Later the worshippers left in buses accompanied by IDF forces who guarded them throughout the visit. Shortly after their departure a group of Palestinian youths arrived at the site and set fire to the shrine throwing burning tires inside the compound. The local Palestinian fire brigade arrived and extinguished the flames. It was the fourth time authorization was given to...
  • Three (Israeli) soldiers wounded in (Palestinian) shooting attack in W. Bank

    10/08/2003 1:06:50 PM PDT · by anotherview · 6 replies · 212+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 8 October 2003 | ARIEH O'SULLIVAN
    Oct. 8, 2003 Three soldiers wounded in shooting attack in W. Bank By ARIEH O'SULLIVAN Gunmen opened fire on an IDF ambulance Wednesday night near Nablus wounding three soldiers, two moderately and one lightly, the army said. The attack took place near the village of Huwarwa in the West Bank and came as the IDF was heavily beefing up its forces in the territories and tightening the closure on the Palestinians in light of increasing threats of pending terrorist attacks. The army has already thrown in almost all of its standing combat forces into the territories, canceling courses and leaves....
  • (Palestinian) Bomb Attack Against (Israeli) Soldiers in the Shomron (West Bank)

    10/04/2003 2:29:40 PM PDT · by anotherview · 5 replies · 194+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4 October 2003
    Bomb Attack Against Soldiers in the Shomron 22:50 Oct 04, '03 / 8 Tishrei 5764 (IsraelNN.com) Soldiers earlier tonight were targeted in a bomb attack in Balata, in the Shechem district. There were no injuries.
  • Another (Palestinian) Car Bomb Attack Thwarted (by Israel Defense Forces)

    10/02/2003 3:35:39 PM PDT · by anotherview · 9 replies · 240+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2 October 2004
    Another Car Bomb Attack Thwarted 18:29 Oct 02, '03 / 6 Tishrei 5764 IDF forces discovered and safely blew up a car bomb outside Shechem last night. The car, which was parked at the roadside and was packed with explosives, was designed to blow up alongside Israeli soldiers and civilians in the region today. An Israeli tank crew fired a shell at it and safely detonated it. The IDF noted that in the past three weeks, army forces have thwarted three terror attacks involving explosive vehicles. Several Arab residents of the PA were arrested today in relation to various attempted...
  • Fatah terrorist shot dead in Nablus

    09/17/2003 10:21:54 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 164+ views
    Israeli soldiers shot dead a Fatah Tanzim activist overnight in an exchange of fire in the West Bank city of Nablus, it was reported Wednesday. Israel's Army Radio said the forces were operating in the old city of Nablus when the Palestinian fighter opened fire at them. One Israeli soldier was wounded. In a separate incident, an Israeli soldier was lightly wounded overnight, when Palestinians opened fire at Israeli forces were set to destroy an arms-smuggling tunnel in Rafah, in the southern tip of the Gaza Strip.
  • (Palestinian) Terrorists Attack Jews (in Israel)

    09/07/2003 12:27:47 PM PDT · by anotherview · 3 replies · 163+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 7 September 2003
    Terrorists Attack Jews 19:19 Sep 07, '03 / 10 Elul 5763 Arabs fired on an IDF convoy near Shechem this afternoon, hitting one vehicle but causing no significant damage... Near Isawiya, just north of Jerusalem, an Israeli car was fired at; no damage was recorded... A Palestinian Hamas terrorist apparently blew himself up accidentally while preparing a bomb for use against Israel; his body was found this afternoon in Gaza... Another terrorist opened fire this afternoon at a Jewish farmer in Morag, in Israel's southern Mediterranean area. No one was hurt and no damage was caused... Still more Arab...
  • ISRAELIS BLAST HAMAS BOMBER

    09/06/2003 4:08:34 AM PDT · by kattracks · 28 replies · 201+ views
    New York Post ^ | 0/06/03 | URI DAN
    <p>September 6, 2003 -- JERUSALEM - Israeli commandos killed the most wanted Hamas militant in the West Bank yesterday when they blew up his hideout after he refused to surrender.</p> <p>Mohammed Al-Hanbali was a terrorist bomb-maker "responsible for the murder of at least 20 Israelis and the wounding of hundreds," said Brig. Gen. Danny Eizenkrot.</p>