General Information

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict June 15-23, 2009

Hamas’s policy of restraint regarding rocket and mortar shell fire continued this past week as well, and no attacks were carried out against the western Negev. On June 21, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak met in Egypt with President Hosni Mubarak and members of the Egyptian higher echelons. Mahmoud Abbas met with Syrian President Bashar
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The Gaza Strip after Operation Cast Lead: The rebuilding of the civilian and military infrastructure in the Gaza Strip carried out by Hamas. At the same time, Hamas continues entrenching its control of the Gaza Strip.

Operation Cast Lead caused severe damage to Hamas’s military, security, administrative and civilian structures in the Gaza Strip, as well as to the infrastructure and public installations from or near which Hamas operated during the fighting. In the six months since the fighting ended, Hamas has made an effort to restore its internal security forces
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 9-15, 2009)

The relative quiet in the western Negev continued this past week. Diplomatic activity focused on the speech given by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Bar-Ilan University on June 14.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 2-9, 2009)

Terrorist events this past week focused on the prevention of a multifaceted showcase attack near the Nahal Oz fuel terminal, carried out by a network affiliated with the global jihad. On the political front, American President Barack Obama delivered a speech in Cairo carrying a strong message of conciliation for the Arab-Muslim world. The Palestinian
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 26-June 2, 2009)

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

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
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