The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 29 – May 5, 2015)

Issued on 05/05/2015 Type Article
This past week one rocket was fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip; it fell inside the Gaza Strip. In Judea and Samaria there were clashes between demonstrators and the IDF. The Israeli security forces recently exposed a pipeline for channeling funds from Hamas in the Gaza Strip to Judea and Samaria via Jordan. Several senior Hamas figures recently called for rehabilitating Hamas' relations with Saudi Arabia. Relations between Hamas and the Salafist-jihadi networks in the Gaza Strip are deteriorating.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 22 – 28, 2015)

Issued on 28/04/2015 Type Article
This past week there was an increase in terrorist attacks on its southern and northern borders and throughout Jerusalem: Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at the western Negev at the end of Israel's Independence Day. There were two stabbing attacks and a vehicular attack in the Jerusalem area and at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. An attempt to plant an IED was foiled in the region of the Druze village of Majdal Shams, in the northern Golan Heights.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 15 – 21, 2015)

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This past week Israel's south remained quiet. In Judea and the most prominent event was the vehicular attack carried out at bus stop at the French Hill junction in Jerusalem. Senior Hamas figures attending Palestinian Prisoners' Day events said the organization intended to abduct Israeli soldiers and "settlers" everywhere. Israel and the Palestinian Authority reached a compromise regarding the tax revenues frozen by Israel.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 1 – 14, 2015)

Issued on 14/04/2015 Type Article
These past two weeks Israel's south remained quiet. In Samaria there were two stabbings at IDF roadblocks. In Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem stones were thrown at Israeli vehicles. The Israel Security Agency recently exposed a Hamas cell that planned to carry out a shooting attack targeting IDF soldiers at a roadblock at the entrance to Jerusalem near Abu Dis. On April 1, 2015, the International Criminal Court in The Hague (ICC) formally announced the Palestinians were the 123rd State Party to the Rome Statute, the ICC's founding treaty.
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Initial Hamas Reactions to the Long-Term Lull Proposal in Return for Reconstruction of the Gaza Strip and Lifting the Siege

Issued on 05/04/2015 Type Article
In March 2015 the Hamas media reported that Hamas had recently received a proposal for a long-term lull in the hostilities with Israel (as long as five years) in return for reconstruction of the Gaza Strip and lifting the siege (on several occasions Hamas figures referred to a ceasefire, hudna).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 25 – 31, 2015)

Issued on 31/03/2015 Type Article
This past week In Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip Palestinians marked Land Day without exceptional events. Israel agreed to thaw tax revenues collected for the Palestinians, frozen for the past four months. Riyadh al-Maliki, foreign minister of the Palestinian national consensus government, said that on April 1, 2015 he would attend the ICC ceremony to formally admit the Palestinian Authority (PA) as a member of the Court.
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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."