Arafat Headquarters Bombed

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March 11, 2002

Arafat Headquarters Bombed to Ruin

GAZA CITY — It was a vivid symbol of his power and of the state he expected to create and lead. But much of Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat's headquarters lay in ruins Sunday after Israeli warships and combat helicopters blasted the building from the air and sea with about 35 missiles in 45 minutes.

The attack came in retaliation for a pair of horrific Palestinian assaults Saturday--a suicide bombing at a crowded Jerusalem cafe and a shooting rampage at a hotel in the town of Netanya that left 16 people dead and about 100 wounded.



March 20, 2002

'Cheney calms Palestinian anger with Arafat offer - US vice-president suggests talks'

The US Vice-President, Dick Cheney, yesterday made partial amends for the Bush administration's boycott of Yasser Arafat, saying he would meet the Palestinian leader once a Middle East ceasefire is achieved. The offer was the more generous of two incentives dangled in front of Mr Arafat yesterday as Mr Cheney weighed in on behalf of Washington's efforts to impose a ceasefire on the 18-month uprising. The Israeli prime minister, Ariel Sharon, had a proposal of his own - although one that appeared calculated to humiliate the Palestinian leader.

Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2002/mar/20/israel.dickcheney


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