General Information

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 10 – September 16, 2014)

The cease-fire achieved at the conclusion of operation Protective Edge is being maintained. A Fact-Finding Assessment is looking into exceptional incidents by the IDF during the recent fighting. Jerusalem continues to be the focal point of violent attacks. The operation to rehabilitate the Gaza Strip is under way, albeit slowly, partly due to the rivalry
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War of the Casualties: The PIJ reported that 123 of its operatives were killed in Operation Protective Edge, including several senior commanders. Hamas continues its policy of concealing the number of casualties*

On August 29, 2014, three days after the announcement of the ceasefire that ended Operation Protective Edge, the PIJ reported that 123 operatives of the organization were killed in the operation (Al-Quds Brigades website, August 29, 2014).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 3 – September 9, 2014)

The cease-fire achieved at the conclusion of operation Protective Edge is being maintained. The Palestinians are preparing for upcoming negotiations. The focal point of the most recent violent activity has been Jerusalem. This following the trend over the last months of exacerbation of attacks and violence. Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Palestine are running media
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 19 – 25, 2014)

On August 19, 2014, the Israeli-Hamas ceasefire collapsed following the firing of three rockets into Israel. Since then the fighting has continued, with both sides intensifying their attacks. Hamas has fired massive rocket and mortar shell barrages at Israel, especially targeting the communities near the Gaza Strip. The IDF has intensified its response and attacked
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The War of the Casualties: During Operation Cast Lead it was Hamas policy to hide the real number of its casualties.

The War of the Casualties: During Operation Cast Lead it was Hamas policy to hide the real number of its casualties. The factual data was released two years later, only after false information that Israel was responsible for the mass killing of Gaza Strip civilians had percolated into the world’s consciousness and entered the Goldstone
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Reports from foreign correspondents in the Gaza Strip vis-à-vis the limitations Hamas placed on media coverage of the military aspects of the fighting

Hamas’ media policy forged during Operation Protective Edge restricts local and foreign correspondents covering the fighting in their reports on military-combat activity or military-related information (especially regarding rocket fire and the use of civilians as human shields). During the operation foreign and local correspondents followed Hamas’ policy guidelines, for the most part, and mainly reported
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