The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Two Israeli civilians were killed in a terrorist attack at the fuel terminal of Nahal Oz, the only source of fuel supply for Gaza Strip residents.

Issued on 10/04/2008 Type Article
Two Israeli civilians were killed in a terrorist attack at the fuel terminal of Nahal Oz, the only source of fuel supply for Gaza Strip residents. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Popular Resistance Committees claimed responsibility for the attack.
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Hamas’s military buildup in the Gaza Strip (Updated April 2008)

Issued on 09/04/2008 Type Article
The Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip in August 2005 created a new situation which accelerated the establishment of an area fully controlled by Hamas. It was quick to use its increased military power to make political capital in internal Palestinian affairs.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation April 1-8, 2008

Issued on 08/04/2008 Type Article
During the past week rocket fire from the Gaza Strip at western Negev population centers, including Ashqelon, was “routine,” although there were fewer hits. Sniper fire targeted Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter’s convoy during a visit to the Sderot area; the minister’s aide was wounded.
Regarding the Annapolis process, on April 7 Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with Palestinian Authority Chairman Abu Mazen
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A children’s program broadcast by Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV featured a puppet of a Palestinian child stabbing a puppet of American President George Bush.

Issued on 08/04/2008 Type Article
The episode of the children’s program called “Brilliant Children,” broadcast by Hama
s’s satellite channel Al-Aqsa TV on April 2, featured a puppet of a Palestinian child stabbing a puppet of American President Bush. The child said he was killing Bush in revenge for the deaths of his father in Iraq, his mother in Lebanon and his brothers and sisters by the “Zionist criminals” in the “Gaza holocaust.”
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News of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict March 25-April 1, 2008

Issued on 01/04/2008 Type Article
Events this week focused on the “package” of eased restrictions presented by Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak to American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad .
On the ground Qassam rocket fire from the Gaza Strip was “routine” with the exception of a barrage of 22 rockets fired on March 26, for which the Palestinian Islamic Jihad claimed most of the responsibility.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation March 18-25, 2008

Issued on 25/03/2008 Type Article
During the past week there was less rocket fire from the Gaza Strip than in previous weeks. Shootings, attacks involving Molotov cocktails and stone-throwing continued in Judea and Samaria.
Ongoing talks between Hamas and Egypt as to the lull in the fighting and the operation of the Rafah Crossing have not yet born fruit. The dialogue initiated by the president of Yemen between Hamas and Fatah, , ended with a joint declaration whose interpretation is a matter of controversy.

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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."