Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat emerged from his embattled West Bank compound Thursday after being held there under Israeli siege for more than a month.
Five Palestinians and one Israeli soldier were killed Monday in the West Bank and Gaza, a day after Israel completed its withdrawal from most of the Palestinian-controlled territories it entered in the past three weeks.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon pledged Monday that Israeli forces would leave most Palestinian-controlled areas of the West Bank by next week, but said his army would remain in the key cities of Ramallah and Bethlehem.
The Israeli Army withdrew to the perimeter of two West Bank towns Tuesday, while heavy fighting in the Jenin refugee camp left 13 Israeli soldiers and an unknown number of Palestinians dead.
Following mounting pressure from the U.S. and other international leaders to end their incursion into Palestinian controlled areas, Israeli forces announced they would pull out of two West Bank cities late Monday.
In a dramatic policy shift toward the ongoing violence in the Middle East, President Bush called on Israel to halt its drive into the West Bank and announced that Secretary of State Colin Powell would go to the region next…
The Israeli Army moved into several more Palestinian-ruled towns Monday as part of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's campaign to uproot Palestinian militants.
Israeli forces launched large scale attacks on two Palestinian refugee camps Thursday in an attempt to root out militant leaders.
A three-month wave of violence intensifies, and Israel seals off the West Bank.
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