Israeli-palestinian Fatalities Drop, But Other Issues Persist
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Christian Science Monitor
by Ilene Prusher - January 2, 2008 - 2:28pm

In its year-end report issued on New Year's Eve, the leading Israeli human rights group B'tselem said that the numbers of Palestinians and Israelis killed in clashes in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has dropped dramatically, but that other human rights abuses persist. Overall, the number of both Palestinians and Israelis who fell victim to the conflict decreased, a benchmark year that is being quietly noted by analysts as a sign of progress in a troubled region.

Amnesty Brings Hope To West Bank Fighters
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Times
by James Hider - October 22, 2007 - 11:40am

When Ala Sanaqra heard that he was on a list of wanted Palestinian fighters being offered an amnesty by Israel, he was surprised. As a commander of 42 other Fatah fighters, he was not expecting to be pardoned. Cautiously he accepted, hoping to resume a normal life after five tough years as a fugitive.

Hebron man executed during Israeli raid
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from
December 31, 1969 - 8:00pm

During an arrest raid in Hebron which appeared to target Hamas men released from PA custody the day before, Israeli forces shot and killed a 66-year-old man in his bed, in what appeared to be a case of mistaken identity. Arrested in Hebron overnight were Wael Al-Bitar, Majdi E’beid, Ahmad E’wewy, Muhand Neirukh, and Wisam Al-Qawasmi , all released from PA custody the day before, following intense lobby efforts from the detainees, who had been on hunger strike for weeks. A sixth man released, Mohammad Suqieyah, returned home to Jenin and was not detained during the raid.

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