General Information

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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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict May 12-18, 2009

The trend toward calm in the western Negev continued this past week, and there were no mortar shell or rocket attacks. In Judea and Samaria as well there were no terrorist attacks worth mentioning. Nakba Day (referring to the establishment of the State of Israel, which is called “the catastrophe” by the Palestinians) was marked
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict May 5-12, 2009

During the past week a number of rockets and mortar shells were fired at the western Negev. Hamas’s policy of restraint is still in effect and the number was relatively small. On May 11 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak On May 11 Mahmoud Abbas announced his intention to establish
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Hamas leader Khaled Mash’al has recently addressed the issue of rocket fire and of terrorism (“resistance”) in general.

In an interview geared towards Americans, he admitted that Hamas is currently exercising restraint in firing rockets, whereas when speaking to Palestinians, he stressed that “resistance” remained the strategic option of Hamas.
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