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Daily Archives: June 29, 2009

The U.N.’s New “Factfinding” Mission

In May, the UN came out with a report accusing Israel of “negligence or recklessness” in the Gaza war. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he would seek compensation from Israel for damages numbering at...

Abbas restates rejection of Netanyahu’s conditions

Ramallah - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated on Monday his rejection of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's stipulations for a two-state solution. Speaking at an event inaugurating a housing project northwest of Ramallah, Abbas said, "If Israel agrees on...

Hamas to deliver letter to Shalit, ‘if he survived the war’

Gaza - Hamas leader Osama Al-Mazini promised on Monday to deliver a letter from the family of captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit if the prisoner survived Israel's assault on Gaza last winter. "Hamas received the letter and promised...

Is Israel being sucked into repeat of the “dead soldiers for terrorists” swap?

"The crazy war on the Gaza Strip wiped out everything so we don't know if Shalit is still alive or if he has died," Osama al-Muzini, a Hamas official authorized to speak on this issue, told...