Saturday, September 03, 2005

Abbas: Border crossings built on Gaza land

Even after its pullout from the Gaza Strip, Israel will be occupying some Palestinian land in the coastal strip, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said in remarks published Saturday. Abbas spoke just two weeks before Israel was to withdraw its last soldiers from Gaza, following the demolition of 21 Jewish settlements there. The Palestinians contend that several border crossings were built by Israel on Gaza land and should be moved as part of the pullout.

Israeli Reporting (Haaretz)

Hamas reveals names of military wing commanders for first time

Haaretz reported at 11.00 am this morning that Hamas revealed on its web-site Saturday the names of the seven leading members of its military wing (Qassam Bdes) for the first time. The web site published the commanders names with brief biographies and in some cases photos. Several names had been public knowledge, including that of Mohammed Deif, top commander of the military wing. However, other names had been kept secret until now.

Israeli Reporting (Haaretz)

Abu Houli junction

Abu Houli junction did not close this morning and is expected to remain open until the early hours of Sunday morning.

Palestinian Reporting