Hamas

On Passover Eve IDF forces prevented a combined mass-casualty attack at the Kerem Shalom Crossing. The attack was carried out by Hamas as part of its campaign against the crossings, to the detriment of the residents of the Gaza Strip.

On the morning of April 19, Passover Eve, IDF forces operating in the Gaza Strip prevented a combined mass-casualty attack in the regions of the Kerem Shalom Crossing (the southern Gaza strip) and Kissufim. The attack began close to six in the morning when a barrage of mortar shells was fired at Kibbutz Kerem Shalom
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Three IDF soldiers killed by Hamas gunfire in renewed escalation in the Gaza Strip

On the morning of April 16 an IDF force operating along the border fence near Kibbutz Be’eri (4 km, or about 2 ½ miles, southwest of the Karni Crossing) observed two armed Palestinians attempting to place IEDs near the security fence.
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The Egypt-Hamas media mud-slinging intensifies: Egyptian establishment daily Al-Ahram accuses Hamas of coordinating with the Muslim Brotherhood to use force to breach the Palestinian-Egyptian border, killing Egyptian soldiers

The Hamas government has recently conducted an extensive media campaign regarding the lack of fuel in the Gaza Strip and the worsening of humanitarian conditions. It has also threatened Israel and Egypt, warning that the Gaza Strip was ready to “erupt” and would do so if the blockade were not lifted.
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Hamas’s military buildup in the Gaza Strip (Updated April 2008)

The Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip in August 2005 created a new situation which accelerated the establishment of an area fully controlled by Hamas. It was quick to use its increased military power to make political capital in internal Palestinian affairs.
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A children’s program broadcast by Hamas’s Al-Aqsa TV featured a puppet of a Palestinian child stabbing a puppet of American President George Bush.

The episode of the children’s program called “Brilliant Children,” broadcast by Hama s’s satellite channel Al-Aqsa TV on April 2, featured a puppet of a Palestinian child stabbing a puppet of American President Bush. The child said he was killing Bush in revenge for the deaths of his father in Iraq, his mother in Lebanon
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The leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad again admits that the Israeli security fence built by Israel in Judea and Samaria prevents the terrorist organizations from reaching the heart of Israel to carry out suicide bombing attacks

PIJ leader Ramadan Abdallah Shalah was interviewed in Damascus by the Qatari newspaper Al-Sharq. He said that the second intifada was currently characterized by rocket fire, which had replaced the previous stage of suicide bombing attacks. That, he said, was because the enemy [i.e., Israel] had found ways and means to protect itself from such
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