Jan 20, 2005
TEL AVIV [MENL] -- Egypt and Israel, despite high-level security contacts,failed to envision cooperation in rescue efforts required for a majorinsurgency attack along their joint border.
JERUSALEM [MENL] -- Israel's military rejected an opportunity to eliminatethe entire Hamas leadership because of the prospect of major collateraldamage.
Jan 18, 2005
RAMALLAH [MENL] -- Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has orderedsecurity forces to draft a plan to end Hamas missile strikes against Israel.