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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 30, 2009 – January 5, 2010)

This past week sporadic rocket and mortar shell fire from the Gaza Strip continued targeting Israeli territory. On January 4, 2010, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Sharm el-Sheikh. President Mubarak updated Mahmoud Abbas on his December 29, 2009 conversation with Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 22-29, 2009)

This past week events focused on the shooting attack in which an Israeli civilian was killed. Two days later an IDF force entered the Kasbah (old city) in Nablus to detain the terrorists who had carried out the attack in Samaria. Hamas initiated a media campaign in response to Egypt’s building a barrier along its
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 15-22, 2009)

This past week two rockets fell in the western Negev. Hamas continued its policy of terrorist activity restraint. The negotiations for the release of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit are at a crossroads. Hamas expects to be informed of the Israeli position to make its own decisions. The PLO’s Central Council voted to continue Mahmoud
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 8-15, 2009)

This week sporadic rocket fire continued from the Gaza Strip into the western Negev as Hamas continued it policy of restraint. The focus of the week’s events was the torching of the mosque in the village of Yasuf (south of Nablus), apparently by right-wing extremists from Samaria. It was strongly denounced by both Israel’s prime
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 1-8, 2009)

This past week one rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. An IDF patrol was attacked with RPG and light arms fire near the security fence in the central Gaza Strip. There was intensive activity in Judea and Samaria of stone- and Molotov cocktail-throwing. Political activity focused on the Swedish initiative to determine a
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 24-December 1, 2009)

This past week there was no rocket or mortar shell fire into Israeli territory. An attempt to cross the Israeli-Egyptian border was prevented. The infiltrator fled but left behind a bag with a 15-kilogram (33-pound) IED, apparently intended to be used in a terrorist attack in Israel. Internal political affairs focused on the announcement made
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