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Escalation in the Gaza Strip – Update, November 6

The massive number of rockets and mortar shells fired on the morning of November 5 was followed by occasional rocket fire later in the day. The last one fell in Israel territory at about 2200 hours.
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Initial reactions on the Palestinian scene to Barack Obama’s victory in the US presidential elections

The initial reactions of the Palestinian Authority and the Palestinian public in Judea and Samaria to Barack Obama’s victory were characterized by satisfaction, expectation of change, and expression of hope that the joint activity for the promotion of the peace process would continue.
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Escalation in the Gaza Strip: the IDF operated inside the Gaza Strip near the security fence to prevent the abduction of soldiers.

In response several dozen rockets and mortar shells were fired. Spokesmen for Hamas condemned Israel but did not announce its cancellation of the lull arrangement.
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Society and politics in the Gaza Strip

Society and politics in the Gaza Strip: the da’wah, Hamas’s civilian infrastructure, is an important support of its political control. The da’wah’s extensive activities during the last Muslim holy month of Ramadan demonstrated that it has become Hamas’s instrument for cementing its rule in the Gaza Strip.
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The Palestinian security services carry out intensive security activity in the Hebron district (Update and implications)

In recent weeks the Palestinian security services have carried out intensive security activity in the Hebron district, one part of a broad three-stage security operation.
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Hamas has lately regulated the flourishing tunnel industry in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas is sending a message to the media that smuggling goods from Egypt is a way of lifting the Israeli “blockade,” ignoring the continued smuggling of weapons and terrorist operatives.
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