The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

During Operation Cast Lead a promotional film was seized about a military academy established by Hamas named after Dr. Abdallah Azzam, Osama bin Laden’s ideologue.

Issued on 04/06/2009 Type Article
Hamas turned him into a role model, although in practice the movement restricts the activities of the global jihad networks in the Gaza Strip.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 26-June 2, 2009)

Issued on 03/06/2009 Type Article
Hamas’s policy of restraint continues, and no rockets or mortar shells were fired into Israeli territory this past week. In the Mt. Hebron region the Israeli security forces killed a wanted Hamas terrorist operative who had been involved in suicide bombing attacks in Israeli cities in the 1990s. In Qalqiliya the Palestinian security forces killed two senior wanted Hamas operatives after a violent confrontation. On May 28 Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas met with American President Barack Obama.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 18-26, 2009)

Issued on 27/05/2009 Type Article
This past week a rocket hit a house in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. It was the first time since the end of March that a rocket hit was identified there. In addition, terrorist squads detonated an IED and opened light-arms fire on an IDF patrol along the border security fence with the Gaza Strip. On May 19 a Palestinian Authority transitional government headed by Salam Fayyad was sworn

New Palestinian Authority Government Headed by Salam Fayyad (Initial Report)

Issued on 21/05/2009 Type Article
On May 19, 2009, the new Palestinian Authority government, headed by Prime Minister Salam Fayyad (who continues as finance minister) was sworn in.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict May 12-18, 2009

Issued on 19/05/2009 Type Article
The trend toward calm in the western Negev continued this past week, and there were no mortar shell or rocket attacks. In Judea and Samaria as well there were no terrorist attacks worth mentioning.
Nakba Day (referring to the establishment of the State of Israel, which is called “the catastrophe” by the Palestinians) was marked in Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip with rallies, processions and protests.

The Palestinian Authority exploits the Pope’s visit to make political and propaganda capital and attack Israel, especially regarding the sovereignty over Jerusalem (updated to May 12)

Issued on 13/05/2009 Type Article
The Palestinian Authority has exploited Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority to make political and propaganda capital and to attack Israel on a number of issues, especially the sensitive one of sovereignty over Jerusalem.
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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."