- Title: WEST BANK: UNREST CONTINUES IN THE WEST BANK OF RAMALLAH
- Date: 25th February 2001
- Summary: RAMALLAH, WEST BANK (FEBRUARY 25, 2001) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. LV ROAD AT ENTRANCE OF RAMALLAH BLOCKED BY ISRAELI TROOPS 0.05 2. SLV ISRAELI SOLDIERS STOPPING CARS 0.13 3. SLV SOLDIERS BEHIND BARRICADE 0.18 4. LV ISRAELI JEEPS DRIVING INTO TOWN AND STOPPING / YOUTHS THROW STONES AT JEEPS AND TAKE SHELTER BEHIND HOUSE 0.39 5. LV DOZENS OF YOUTHS THROWING STONES AT JEEPS 0.50 6. SLV ISRAELI SOLDIERS / JEEPS 0.55 7. SV ISRAELI SOLDIER FIRES FROM JEEP 1.01 8. LV YOUTHS THROWING STONES AT JEEPS FROM DISTANCE / JEEPS BACK AWAY 1.18 9. LV YOUTH THROWING ROCK 1.25 10. LV MORE YOUTHS GATHERED, TEAR GAS ON THE GROUND (2 SHOTS) 1.39 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
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- Location: RAMALLAH, WEST BANK
- Country: Palestinian Territories
- Reuters ID: LVABT9VJL8V1RYL7UTTW0GNI40L6
- Story Text: Unrest has continued in the West Bank town of
Ramallah. A melee between stone throwers and police took
place the day visiting U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell
urged an end to the conflict between Israelis and
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell met with
Palestinian President Yasser Arafat in Ramallah on Sunday
During a joint press conference Powell said that the United
States (U.S.), under President George W. Bush, would continue
to play a leadership role in trying to forge an elusive
But as Powell and Arafat continued their talks in Ramallah,
an Israeli motorist was shot in the head near the West Bank
Later in the day Palestinian gunmen shot and wounded a
Jewish woman settler in the hand and legs near the West Bank
settlement of Ofra.
Powell, on his first visit to the Middle East since taking
up his post last month, urged Israel to lift its "siege" of
the Palestinian territories as soon as possible to enable the
resumption of Palestinian economic activity.
Israel has cited security reasons for the closure of the
Palestinian territories, home to three million Palestinians.
Palestinians say the measures are choking off their economy,
and brand them as collective punishment.
Palestinian youths clashed on Sunday with Israeli soldiers
blocking the entrance to Ramallah.
The youths hurled stones at Israeli jeeps parked nearby and
Israeli soldiers fired at the crowd of stone throwers.
Discharging tear gas canisters lay in the streets of Ramallah,
the scene of continuing unrest on Sunday.
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