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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 13-19, 2010)

This past week the western Negev was quiet. Mahmoud Abbas, interviewed by Israeli Channel 1 TV on October 17, again demanded a construction freeze in the settlements, but added that in any case there would not be a new intifada. He said that if an agreement were reached, the Palestinians would be ready to end
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 6-12, 2010)

This past week one rocket and one mortar shell hit were identified in the western Negev. In response the Israeli Air Force attacked two Hamas terrorist targets in Gaza City and a vehicle carrying senior Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades operatives. The Arab League’s monitoring committee said in an announcement that renewing the direct negotiations would
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 27-October 5, 2010)

This past week two rocket hits were identified in the western Negev. The Viva Palestina aid convoy reached Syria after a stay in Turkey. Convoys and activists from Jordan, the Gulf States and North Africa are expected to join it in the Syrian port of Latakia. The convoy intends to sail to El Arish (if
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 22-27, 2010)

This week the moratorium on construction in the settlements in Judea and Samaria ended. Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu called on Mahmoud Abbas to continue the direct talks to reach a historic peace agreement within a year. Mahmoud Abbas said that Israel had to choose “between peace and the settlements,” and that if the moratorium
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 15-21, 2010)

This past week nine mortar shells were fired into Israeli territory, eight on one day. Some of them contained phosphorus. An aid convoy organized by Viva Palestina left for the Gaza Strip. It is currently in France and from expects go to Italy, Turkey, Greece and Syria. From the Syrian port of Latakia it expects
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 6-14, 2010)

This past week there was an increase in the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip targeting the western Negev. On September 14 a summit meeting was held at Sharm el-Sheikh attended by Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. The American secretary of state and president of Egypt also attended. On
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