Hamas

The Six Months of the Lull Arrangement

On June 17, 2008, after several months of indirect contacts between Israel and Hamas through Egyptian mediators, Egypt and Hamas individually announced that a lull arrangement (tahadiya) had been reached between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and it would go into effect at 0600 hours on the morning of June 19.
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Escalation in attacks from the Gaza Strip as Hamas announces the end of the lull arrangement

On December 19, 2008, according to Hamas and the other Palestinian terrorist organizations, the lull arrangement will end (Israel’s position is that the lull is unlimited in time).
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Broadcasts on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa and Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television channels: prominent radical Islamic figures from Jordan and Lebanon encourage suicide bombing attacks

Broadcasts on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa and Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television channels: prominent radical Islamic figures from Jordan and Lebanon encourage suicide bombing attacks, call for the murder of Jews and Israelis and the destruction of the State of Israel, preach subversion of public order in Egypt and attack the Palestinian Authority
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The Israel security forces in Jerusalem detained two Hamas operatives carrying Israeli IDs

The Israel security forces in Jerusalem detained two Hamas operatives carrying Israeli IDs, preventing them from abducting a border guard and carrying out other -terrorist attacks.
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Weekend escalation in the Gaza Strip

On December 5 and 6 seven rockets and eight mortar shells were fired, continuing the erosion of the lull arrangement, consistently violated by the Palestinian terrorist organizations since the beginning of November.
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The erosion of the lull arrangement continues:

The erosion of the lull arrangement continues: following the death of a terrorist squad operative in an IDF preventive activity, the terrorist organizations fired mortar shells into Israel, one of which hit the IDF base near Nahal Oz. Eight soldiers were wounded, one of them critically.
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