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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 18 – 23, 2013)

This past week sporadic rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel’s western Negev continued. Palestinian Prisoner Day was marked in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip without exceptional incident.
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The Mujahideen Shura Council, a global jihad-affiliated organization based in the Gaza Strip, has recently become prominent for firing rockets and mortar shells into Israeli territory.

The Mujahideen Shura Council, a global jihad-affiliated organization based in the Gaza Strip, has recently become prominent for firing rockets and mortar shells into Israeli territory. Its terrorist activity challenges Hamas, which wants to preserve the lull in the fighting achieved after Operation Pillar of Defense.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 10-17, 2013)

Terrorist attacks targeting Israel’s south continue. This past week two rockets were fired from the Sinai Peninsula at Eilat. On April 13, 2013, Salam Fayyad, prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, tendered his resignation.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 3 – 9, 2013)

On three separate occasions this past week a number of rockets and mortar shells fell in Israeli territory. Violence continues in Judea and Samaria, a manifestation of the so-called “popular resistance. American Secretary of State John Kerry met with Mahmoud Abbas in an effort to renew the peace process.
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Fathi Hamad, minister of the interior of the de-facto Hamas administration and responsible for enforcing the lull in the Gaza Strip, also handles terrorist squads and promotes terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria.

Since the end of Operation Pillar of Defense (November 2012) Hamas operatives in the Gaza Strip led by Fathi Hamad, minister of the interior of the Hamas administration, have increased their efforts to establish terrorist squads in Judea and Samaria to carry out attacks against Israel.
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Mortar shells and rockets were fired into Israel’s south for the third and fourth time since the end of Operation Pillar of Defense. For the first time, the IDF responded by attacking terrorist targets in the northern Gaza Strip.

On April 2, 2013, a number of mortar shells were fired from the Gaza Strip into the western Negev, one of them landing between two Israeli villages.
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