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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 15 – 21, 2017)

Issued on 21/03/2017 Type Article
In Judea and Samaria, popular terrorism continues. A Palestinian woman carried out a vehicular attack at the Gush Etzion Junction. Two rockets were fired into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip. The Israel Security Agency revealed that in February 2017 Israeli security forces had detained Muhammad Murtaja, head of the Gaza Strip branch of the Turkish TIKA organization. His interrogation revealed that he = had been an operative in Hamas' military wing. He defrauded the Turkish government and transferred humanitarian aid funds to Hamas' military wing.
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Dr. Husam Zomlot Appointed by Mahmoud Abbas as the Palestinian Envoy to the United States

Issued on 19/03/2017 Type Article
On March 8, 2017, Mahmoud Abbas appointed Dr. Husam Zomlot as chief of the PLO delegation to the United States, in effect representing Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority (PA). He will replace Maen Erekat, who has held the post since 2009. Erekat will be appointed to represent the PA in London (Rai al-Youm, October 20, 2016). Since May 2016 Husam Zomlot has been advisor for strategic affairs to Mahmoud Abbas.
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Head of Hamas' Department of Refugee Affairs Warns of Cuts in American and International Support for UNRWA and Opposes Firing UNRWA Employees Who Belong to Hamas

Issued on 19/03/2017 Type Article
In February 2017 elections were held for Hamas' new political bureau in the Gaza Strip, its highest leadership body in Gaza. Of the 15 members elected, two were senior UNRWA employees: Dr. Suhail al-Hindi, chairman of the UNRWA staff union in Gaza and principal of an UNRWA school; and an engineer named Muhammad al-Jamassi, head of UNRWA's engineering department for the refugee camps in the central Gaza Strip.
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Hamas Threatens to Retaliate Strongly for Israeli Attacks Responding to Rocket Fire into Israeli Territory

Issued on 09/03/2017 Type Article
In his speech on the anniversary of the killing of Hezbollah’s three high-ranking 1. On February 27, 2017, a rocket fire was fired into Israeli territory, landing near a community in the western Negev.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 1 – 7, 2017)

Issued on 07/03/2017 Type Article
Terrorist attacks and preparations for terrorist attacks continue in Judea and Samaria. In the Gaza Strip a rocket was fired into Israeli territory, Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip shot at an Israeli tractor, and IEDs were placed near the border security fence. Hamas spokesmen and Hamas-affiliated media threatened Hamas would change its policy and react strongly to future Israeli attacks.
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Muhammad al-Jamassi, senior engineer in UNRWA's engineering department in the Gaza Strip, was also identified as a newly elected member of Hamas' political bureau.

Issued on 05/03/2017 Type Article
In the recent elections for Hamas' political bureau, the movement's highest institution in the Gaza Strip, 15 members were chosen. Yahya al-Sinwar, affiliated with Hamas' military wing, was chosen as chairman. The new political bureau has many members affiliated with Hamas' military wing and is dominated by members who hold extremist positions.
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