Hamas

The arrangement for a lull in the fighting (Updated to 6 p.m., June 18)

On June 17, 2008, at the end of several months of contacts between Egypt and Israeli and Hamas representatives, Egypt and Hamas separately announced that a lull in the fighting (tahadiya) between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip had been agreed on. According to the announcements, it was expected to go into effect
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Terrorism and Internet:

Hamas has recently upgraded the website of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, its military-terrorist wing. Upgrading the website, which incites to hatred and anti-Israeli terrorism, reflects the importance Hamas places on its website network as a central component in the battle for hearts and minds.
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Using civilians as human shields:

Ten Palestinians killed and several dozens (including women and children) injured in Beit Lahiya as a result of a “work accident”: an explosion flattened the house of Ahmed Hamouda, a senior Hamas operative in the northern Gaza Strip
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Israel has decided to give a chance to the Egyptian-brokered talks on a lull in the fighting, while keeping military readiness for an IDF operation in the Gaza Strip.

Israel has decided to give a chance to the Egyptian-brokered talks on a lull in the fighting, while keeping military readiness for an IDF operation in the Gaza Strip. In the meantime, Hamas and other terrorist organizations escalated shelling and firing rockets at Israel
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An increase in attacks on Christian and institutions identified with the West in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas, which controls the radical Islamic entity in the Strip, pays lip-service to condemning the attacks but does not take effective steps to stop them.
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A Grad rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit a crowded shopping mall in Ashqelon, injuring 100 people, seven of them critically.

Recently rocket fire has increased, in all probability prompted by Hamas’s desire to force Israel into accepting the lull in the fighting on Hamas terms.
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