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Operation Protective Edge – Update No. 5 (As of 1200 hours, July 15, 2014)

In the shadow of continuing rocket fire into Israel from the Gaza Strip, Egypt announced its initiative for a ceasefire. It was supposed to begin on July 15, 2014, at 0900 hours (0600 GMT). On the morning of July 15 Israel unilaterally decided to adopt the Egyptian initiative and halt IDF fire.
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Operation Protective Edge – Update No. 4 (As of 1200 hours, July 14, 2014)

The past 24 hours of Operation Protective Edge followed the pattern of the previous days: the IDF continued its intensive attacks on terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip, while Hamas and the other terrorist organizations continued firing massive barrages of rockets and mortar shells into Israel (including targeting central Israel and Haifa in the north).
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The use of mosques in the Gaza Strip for military purposes by Hamas and other terrorist organizations: the case of the Al-Farouq Mosque

During Israeli air strikes in Operation Protective Edge, the Al-Farouq Mosque in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the middle of the Gaza Strip was attacked on July 12, 2014.
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Operation Protective Edge – Update No. 3 (As of 1200 hours, July 13, 2014)

The State of Israel – Israel was dragged into Operation Protective Edge by intensive rocket barrages launched into its populated areas from the Gaza Strip during Operation Brothers’ Keeper.
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Operation Protective Edge – Update No. 2 (As of 1200 hours, July 10, 2014)

Operation Protective Edge has been ongoing since the evening of July 7, 2014. During the past 24 hours the IDF continued attacking terrorist targets throughout the Gaza Strip from the air and sea. Since the beginning of the operation 785 terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip have been hit, mainly from the air.
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Hamas again uses Gazan civilians as human shields to prevent the Israeli Air Force from attacking operatives’ houses.

Hamas again uses Gazan civilians as human shields to prevent the Israeli Air Force from attacking operatives’ houses. Hamas will probably employ various tactics of using civilians as human shields as Operation Protective Edge continues and expands.
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