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Latest escalation in terrorist activities from the Gaza Strip (The situation on the ground as of 12:00 hours, April 10, 2011)

On the afternoon of April 7, 2011, Hamas fired a guided anti-tank missile at an Israeli school bus in the western Negev. Following that event, over the weekend there was an escalation of approximately 120 rockets and mortar shells fired at Israeli population centers in southern Israel
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 30-April 5, 2011)

This past week terrorism events focused on the murder of Israeli actor Juliano Mer-Khamis. Sporadic rocket fire from the Gaza Strip continues to target Israeli communities in the western Negev.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 23-29, 2011)

Terrorist events this past week focused on the IED which exploded at a bus stop in Jerusalem near the International Convention Center. It killed a British subject and wounded 39 Israeli civilians. At this point it is unknown who carried out the attack. The escalation in rocket and mortar shell fire which began on March
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Escalation continues in Israel’s south: One Grad rocket falls near the city of Ashdod and two hit Beersheba

Over the past few days the Palestinian terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip continue escalating their attacks on Israel’s south: Rockets were fired by Palestinian Islamic Jihad at the city of Ashdod, the first rocket attack on the city since Operation Cast Lead, and at the city of Beersheba.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 16-22, 2011)

This week events centered on the exceptional barrages of 49 120mm-mortar shell hits which targeted villages in Israel’s western Negev. The attack was carried out by Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades. The de facto Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip continues its “smile spin” for the new regime in Egypt, seeking a meeting with its
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 9-15, 2011)

Events this past week focused on the murder of five members of the Fogel family in Itamar. They were stabbed to death in their sleep, apparently by Palestinian terrorists who infiltrated the settlement by climbing over the security fence. The Israeli prime minister and international community condemned the murders. Senior PA figures, including Mahmoud Abbas,
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