Daily Archives: October 8, 2004

Mortar Attacks on Israelis from UN Safe Haven

Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Dan Gillerman, sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Sunday, October 3rd, 2004, demanding the dismissal of Peter Hansen from his position as commissioner-general of UNRWA...

A Perspective From Israeli Intelligence on the Taba Attack

On Tuesday, The Director of the Political-Security Staff in the Israel Defense Ministry Maj. Gen. (Res.) Amos Gilad returned from his talks on the Egyptian side of Rafah. There he met with Egypt security...

Confusion During the Initial Rescue Operation

The efforts to rescue casualties from Sinai continued all night, with Egyptian confusion reigning. Fire fighting teams from Eilat have so far rescued seven people trapped under the rubble of the Taba Hilton, four...

The Initial Reaction of the Egyptian Auhtorities to the Terror Attack in Taba

For quite some time after the attack, the Egyptians insisted that a bottled-gas canister had exploded, but crowds of Israeli vacationers and tourists were not willing to take a chance. Realizing that it was...

Israel’s Planned Expulsion of its Citizens From Their Homes Constitutes a Violation of International...

Law professor warns that Israel's planned expulsion of its citizens from their homes would violate international law which protects human rights and civil liberties. Eliav Schochetman, Hebrew Professor of Law Emeritus and Dean of the...