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2004
IOF troops conduct a wide scale incursion into the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahya killing 13 Palestinians, wounding 50 others and demolishing a number of homes
2002
The IOF winds up Operation Defensive Shield withdrawing from Nablus and parts of Ramallah. The PRCS says at least 216 Palestinians have been killed and 416 wounded to date. The army remains in Bethlehem and in the area of the Muqata’a in Ramallah.
1998
Netanyahu asks the far-right party Moledet, which advocates the ‘transfer’ all Palestinians, including Israeli citizens to Arab countries, to join his coalition.
1988
Palestinian leader Khalil al-Wazir is buried in Yarmuk Refugee Camp, Damascus.
1988
Washington Post reports Israeli cabinet approved assassination of Khalil al-Wazir during April 13 meeting and that the operation was planned by Mossad and the Israeli army, navy and air force.
1948
Operation Misparayim (meaning scissor): British forces suddenly withdraw from Haifa precipitating all-out Haganah dawn offensive against city's Palestinian population. Offensive accompanied by heavy mortar shelling of Palestinian residential quarters.
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A prisoner dies under torture in Jericho prison on the eve of Eid
A prisoner dies under torture in Jericho prison on the eve of Eid
[ 30/09/2008 - 06:50 AM ]
File picture of political prisoners in Jericho prison

RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Palestinian sources revealed that a young man from Ramallah died Monday evening in Jericho jail, which is run by Abbas's PA, as a result of sever torture meted to him inside the jail.

Shadi Muhammad Shahin, a Palestinian in his thirties from the Ramallah district died in Jericho jail, according to the sources.

The PA police claimed that Shahin died as a result of illness and not under torture and that an autopsy will be carried out to determine the cause of death.

Reasons behind the detention of Shahin are not clear yet, but the PA police say that he was detained pending prosecution in a case brought by the attorney general in Jericho.

It is, however, known that the Jericho jail is used mostly for detaining political prisoners and elements of the resistance from various resistance factions.

The death of Shahin has resulted in angry reactions in the town of his birth as citizens were angered and shocked at his death on the eve of the Muslim festival of Eid and the eve of national reconciliation talks which are slated to take place in Cairo.

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