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Implementation of the Agreement for the Liberation of Abducted Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit – Update No. 2

Issued on 18/10/2011 Type Article
The implementation of the first stage of the agreement for the liberation of abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit was completed as planned at noon on October 18.
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Implementation of the Agreement for the Liberation of Abducted Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit – Update and Supplement to the Initial Report

Issued on 17/10/2011 Type Article
On Tuesday, October 18, the first stage of the agreement for the liberation of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is scheduled to be carried out: he will be transferred to Egypt and in return Israel will release 450 male and 27 female Palestinian terrorists.
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The Agreement for the Liberation of Abducted Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit – Initial Report

Issued on 12/10/2011 Type Article
On October 11, 2011, the Israeli government held a special meeting where a large majority (26 in favor, three against) voted in favor of the agreement with Hamas for the release of abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit, held in Hamas captivity without Red Cross visits since June 2006. The agreement was supported by the heads of the Israeli defense establishment, including the Chief of Staff, the head of the Israel Security Agency and the head of the Mossad.
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Israeli security forces exposed Hamas terrorist cells in Judea and Samaria.

Issued on 12/09/2011 Type Article
Israeli security forces exposed Hamas terrorist cells in Judea and Samaria. One of them had exploded an IED in Jerusalem and planned to carry out a suicide bombing attack. This shows that Hamas is trying to rebuild its military infrastructure in Judea and Samaria, remaining highly motivated to perpetrate terrorist attacks.
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Initial Palestinian Responses to the Palmer Report

Issued on 04/09/2011 Type Article
Palestinian Authority and Hamas spokesmen rushed to denounce the Palmer Panel of Inquiry Report.
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Friends of Al-Aqsa (FOA): a pro-Hamas British organization based in Leicester which advocates Israel’s elimination.

Issued on 29/08/2011 Type Article
The organization takes part in all aspects of the campaign to delegitimize Israel in Britain: boycotts of Israel, dissemination of anti-Israel propaganda, involvement in convoys and flotillas for the Gaza Strip, and anti-Israel demonstrations in London.
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Information on Hamas
Hamas is a fundamentalist Sunni Muslim organization founded in the Gaza Strip in 1987 by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. It seeks to establish an Islamic state on the entire territory of the State of Israel and does not recognize Israel's right to exist.
The Hamas leadership has two branches: the internal leadership, which controls the de-facto Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip, responsible for the day-to-day activities of governing the Gaza Strip population; and the external leadership, Hamas' political bureau, located beyond the borders of the Gaza Strip (primarily in Syria). The external leadership maintains relations with various countries and bodies, and deals mainly with raising money and finding other resources for Hamas.
According to the Hamas charter, the document on which its policies and propaganda are based, the only way the movement can achieve its ends, i.e., the establishment of a fundamentalist Islamic state, is through an armed terrorist campaign to achieve the destruction Israel. Hamas' military-terrorist wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, carries out terrorist attacks against Israel, including rocket, mortar and suicide bombing attacks.
Hamas has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union.
Over the years Hamas has challenged the PLO and the Palestinian Authority, causing conflicts between the sides, culminating in June 2007 with Hamas' violent takeover of the Gaza Strip and the suppression of Fatah and the Palestinian Authority.