Hamas

On June 11, the Israeli security forces thwarted abduction and killing attempts planned by Jamal Abu Samhadana, the leader of the Popular Resistance Committees, who was killed in an Israeli Air Force strike

A joint operation carried out on June 11 by the Israel Security Agency and the IDF led to the arrest of two terrorists belonging to the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) during an attempt to infiltrate into Israel through Egypt. In their interrogation, the two admitted that they had been dispatched to Israel by Jamal Abu
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Syria as strategic support for Hamas

This Bulletin examines Syria as a provider of strategic support for Hamas, with the abduction of the Israeli soldier Corporal Gilad Shalit and Operation Summer Rains in the background.
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Operation Summer Rains (Update No. 5, July 3)

In the field, the IDF has paused its land activity, while air strikes continue and focus on ground targets, and artillery attacks hit Qassam rocket launching sites. Politically, the Egyptian initiative to mediate the release of the abducted soldier apparently came (at least temporarily) to a dead end when the abductors issued “Military announcement No.
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Operation Summer Rains – the IDF continues its air strikes in the Gaza Strip (Update No.4, June 30, 11 a.m.)

Between June 29 and June 30 the IDF concentrated on attacking terrorist objectives from the air without increasing ground activity.
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Broadening the scope of the IDF military action, Operation Summer Rains (Update No. 3, June 29, 1 p.m.)

On the second day of Operation Summer Rains operational activities went beyond the borders of the Gaza Strip.
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IDF force attacked and soldier abducted near Kibbutz Kerem Shalom (Update No. 2, June 28, 1 p.m.)

On the night of June 27 the IDF initiated Operation Summer Rains, a limited land and air action in the southern Gaza Strip.
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