General Information

Operation Cast Lead—Update No. 2

On December 28, Israeli Air Force attacked more than 90 Hamas targets, including military infrastructure, Hamas’s administration facilities, and terrorist operatives.
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Operation Cast Lead – Update No. 1

At 11:30 on December 27 Israeli Air Force planes struck a number of targets of Hamas and the other Palestinian terrorist organizations in an operation dubbed “Cast Lead.”
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The Six Months of the Lull Arrangement

On June 17, 2008, after several months of indirect contacts between Israel and Hamas through Egyptian mediators, Egypt and Hamas individually announced that a lull arrangement (tahadiya) had been reached between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and it would go into effect at 0600 hours on the morning of June 19.
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Recently, Hezbollah conducted a military exercise north and south of the Litani River, blatantly violating Resolution 1701.

The exercises conducted by Hezbollah since the second Lebanon war are intended to send a message of strength to Israel and to the Lebanese government, emphasizing Hezbollah’s role as “the defender of Lebanon”.
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Jerusalem as a focus for terrorism:

Another mass-casualty attack using a construction vehicle, part of a trend of increasing terrorist activity in Jerusalem.
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Mass-casualty terrorist attack on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem.

Mass-casualty terrorist attack on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem. The terrorist was a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem who used a bulldozer to smash cars and kill three civilians.
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