The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February,17-23 2010)

Issued on 23/02/2010 Type Article
This past week the western Negev was quiet. In Judea and Samaria there was an increase in the number of Israeli vehicles attacked with stones and Molotov cocktails. The decision of the Israeli government to include the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb in a project for the preservation of national heritage sites led to a wave of violent protests
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 10-16, 2010)

Issued on 16/02/2010 Type Article
An IDF soldier sitting in his car near the Tapuah junction in Samaria was stabbed and killed by a terrorist who served as an officer in the Palestinian police force.
Sporadic rocket fire continued into the western Negev this past week.
It can now be revealed that in December 2009 the Israeli security forces prevented an attempt by Hamas to place IEDs in crowded locations in Israel
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 2-9, 2010)

Issued on 09/02/2010 Type Article
This past week sporadic rocket fire continued from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. Two rocket hits were identified in open areas near Israeli villages. In response the Israeli Air Force attacked targets in the southern Gaza Strip.
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will respond positively to the American suggestion to indirect negotiations with Israel by means of proximity talks.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 26-February 2, 2010)

Issued on 02/02/2010 Type Article
This week barrels of explosives were discovered on the Ashqelon and Ashdod beaches. Apparently the terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip were planning to blow them up near an Israeli Navy boat.
The western Negev was quiet
Senior Hamas legal figures presented the main arguments of Hamas’ response to the Goldstone Report.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 19-26, 2010)

Issued on 26/01/2010 Type Article
This past week rocket and mortar shells were fired sporadically from the Gaza Strip into the western Negev.
The Palestinian Authority maintained its refusal to re-launch negotiations, lowered its expectations and focused its efforts on trying to convince the Europeans to exert pressure on Israel.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 12-19, 2010)

Issued on 19/01/2010 Type Article
This week terrorist events focused on the attempted attack on a convoy of Israeli diplomats in Jordan, employing an IED detonated along their route. There were no casualties.. In the Gaza Strip, Hamas continues its policy of restraint and enforces it on the other terrorist organizations.
The de facto Hamas administration is preparing to present the High Office for Human Rights in the Gaza Strip with a report of its “investigation,” as requested by the Goldstone Report. It is another move in Hamas’ campaign to use the Goldstone Report to make political capital at the expense of the Palestinian Authority.
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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."