News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 11-17, 2012)

[1] The statistics do not include rockets fired which fell inside the Gaza Strip. As of April 17, 2012. 

[2]A website affiliated with Hamas leaked information from "security sources" according to which Egyptian general intelligence was delaying the ship, which is reportedly carrying 25,000 tones of fuel. According to the website, Egyptian intelligence claimed that Qatar had not informed Egypt before it was planning to dispatch the ship to Egyptian ports. Qatar claimed that it had not received authorization from the Egyptian authorities to deliver the fuel to the Gaza Strip (Alresalah.net website, April 9, 2012). In our assessment, Hamas leaded the information, another in a series of accusations regarding the so-called "Egyptian responsibility" for the fuel crisis in the Gaza Strip.

[3]Dr. Tareq Fahmi is professor of political science at Cairo University.

[4]In a similar occurrence, on May 18, 2010, three Palestinians accused of premeditated murder were executed. At the time the incident enraged the Palestinian Authority and Palestinian jurisprudence figures, who claimed that the executions were illegal because Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the PA, had to sign execution orders (Xinhua website).

[5] The April 15 Internet video of the IDF officer striking the Danish activist provided the opportunity to embarrass Israel and received the temporary media attention the fly-in did not achieve.

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