The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

A fierce confrontation is being waged by Hamas and Fatah for control of the Palestinian media and for news coverage from the Gaza Strip and Judea and Samaria.

Issued on 02/09/2007 Type Article
A fierce confrontation is being waged by Hamas and Fatah for control of the Palestinian media and for news coverage from the Gaza Strip and Judea and Samaria. It is part of the overall struggle between Hamas and Fatah for legitimacy.
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Since Hamas took over the Gaza Strip, it has intensified its activities to impose an Islamic social code.

Issued on 31/08/2007 Type Article
Hamas is careful not to represent it as a step toward establishing a radical Islamic state. The process is just beginning but indicates an increase in the Islamization of the Gaza Strip.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation August 16-30, 2007

Issued on 30/08/2007 Type Article
The Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip continues to be a focus for terrorist activity against Israel. A recent important incident was the prevention of an attempted killing attack at the settlement of Netiv Ha’asara, north of the Gaza Strip, by two terrorist operatives who managed to scale the security fence. On August 28 Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with Palestinian Authority Chairman Abu Mazen.
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The Islamic Liberation Party recently held mass rallies in Al-Bireh and other cities in the Palestinian Authority.

Issued on 26/08/2007 Type Article
The Islamic Liberation Party recently held mass rallies in Al-Bireh and other cities in the Palestinian Authority. It has no military wing, but, its radical Islamic ideology and global deployment make it a source for the potential recruitment for Islamic terrorist organizations in the PA-administered territories and around the world.
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Osama Hamdan, the Hamas representative in Lebanon, told Iranian television that suicide bombing attacks against Israel were justified, especially attacks in buses.

Issued on 22/08/2007 Type Article
In an interview with the Iranian Arabic TV channel Al-Kawthar, Osama Hamdan, the Hamas representative in Lebanon, expressed determined support for suicide bombing attacks carried out against Israel. He rejected the right of the State of Israel to exist and stated that Hamas’ final goal was “to wipe that entity off the face of the earth.”
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation August 1-15, 2007

Issued on 16/08/2007 Type Article
The long-term quiet in the Old City of Jerusalem was broken by a shooting attack during which an Israeli Arab snatched a security guard’s gun. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Chairman Abu Mazen continued their scheduled meetings.
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Information on The Israeli Palestinian Conflict
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."