The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Five days of escalation in the Gaza Strip:

Issued on 02/03/2008 Type Article
Five days of escalation in the Gaza Strip: a total of 180 rockets fired. Greater numbers of standard, factory-manufactured Grad rockets continuously hit Ashqelon. IDF forces operate in the northern Gaza Strip and air strikes against terrorist targets continue. Two IDF soldiers and 80 Palestinians (most of them terrorists) killed.
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Israeli security forces operating in Nablus detained four terrorist operatives involved in planning a terrorist attack as revenge against Israel.

Issued on 29/02/2008 Type Article
They were held in the custody of the security services of the Palestinian Authority, but were allowed to move freely in Nablus and make preparations for the planned terrorist attack.
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A new round of escalation in rocket attacks launched by Hamas and the other terrorist organizations against Israel

Issued on 28/02/2008 Type Article
70 rockets fired at Sderot, Ashqelon and villages in the western Negev, most of them at Sderot. On February 27 a student at Sapir College was killed by one of the rockets.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation February 19-26, 2008

Issued on 26/02/2008 Type Article
This past week Hamas initiated a series of popular protests accompanied by a media campaign to make international public opinion aware of the Gazans’ plight. The highlight was supposed to a human chain of tens of thousands of Gaza Strip residents which would stretch along the Israel-Gaza border from Beit Hanoun in the north to Rafah in the south. At the same time, terrorist attacks originating in the Gaza Strip continue, the genuine source of the Gazans’ suffering.
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YMCA library building in Gaza City blown up: another incident in a series of attacks on Western and Christian targets in the Gaza Strip by groups associated with the global jihad and radical Islam.

Issued on 21/02/2008 Type Article
YMCA library building in Gaza City blown up: another incident in a series of attacks on Western and Christian targets in the Gaza Strip by groups associated with the global jihad and radical Islam. The Hamas movement, which controls the Gaza Strip, does not put an end to the phenomenon.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation February 12-19, 2008

Issued on 20/02/2008 Type Article
Rocket and mortar shell fire targeting western Negev towns and villages continued this past week. In Judea and Samaria there was an increase in stabbings, shootings, rock throwing and Molotov cocktails. On February 12 Imad Moughnieh, mastermind Hezbollah terrorist operative, was killed in Damascus by a bomb planted in his car. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened to wage an “open war” against Israel, i.e., a war without borders beyond the Lebanese-Israeli arena.
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The Palestinian Authority is a semi-autonomous entity which controls the Palestinian population in Judea and Samaria. The Palestinian Authority was established in 1994 with the signing of the Oslo Accords. Formally, according to the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority also controls the Gaza Strip, but in reality it lost control in June 2007 when Hamas' violently took control. Since Yasser Arafat's death, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) has headed the Palestinian Authority.
The Palestinian Authority's status was severely damaged by the Palestinian terrorist campaign (the Al-Aqsa, or second intifada). Since it was unable and unwilling to prevent terrorist attacks from being carried out from its territory, Israel ended cooperation with it and most Palestinian Authority activities came to a standstill. Today the Palestinian Authority security forces maintain internal order and prevent terrorist attacks.
Many countries around the world give the Palestinian Authority some sort of recognition as a political entity, although most of them do not recognize it as a sovereign state. Some of them formalized their diplomatic relations and promoted their representatives to the status of ambassadors. Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas recently applied to the UN for membership. On September 23, 2011, he formally appealed to the secretary general of the UN to recognize the state of "Palestine."