The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Latest escalation in terrorist activities from the Gaza Strip (The situation on the ground as of 12:00 hours, April 10, 2011)

On the afternoon of April 7, 2011, Hamas fired a guided anti-tank missile at an Israeli school bus in the western Negev. Following that event, over the weekend there was an escalation of approximately 120 rockets and mortar shells fired at Israeli population centers in southern Israel
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A UN committee grants accreditation to the anti-Israeli pro-Hamas Free Palestine Movement (FPM).

The FPM is headed by Paul Larudee, an active participant in organizing flotillas to the Gaza Strip, including the upgraded one scheduled for May 2011.
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IHH leader Bülent Yildirim said the upcoming flotilla to the Gaza Strip might be delayed.

IHH leader Bülent Yildirim said the upcoming flotilla to the Gaza Strip might be delayed. He added that in addition to the flotilla the purchase of an aircraft was in progress. He said only one problem remained: “The virus called Zionism.” At this point the status of the plan/plans is unknown.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 30-April 5, 2011)

This past week terrorism events focused on the murder of Israeli actor Juliano Mer-Khamis. Sporadic rocket fire from the Gaza Strip continues to target Israeli communities in the western Negev.
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Hamas responded to Goldstone’s “reconsideration” by labeling it surrender to Israeli-American pressure, in sharp contrast to its enthusiastic reception of the original Report and its acceptance by the UN.

Hamas responded to Goldstone’s “reconsideration” by labeling it surrender to Israeli-American pressure, in sharp contrast to its enthusiastic reception of the original Report and its acceptance by the UN. Hamas’ central claim is the Report cannot be changed because it is a UN report and no longer Goldstone’s “personal property.”
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The Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center’s Response to the Goldstone Report

In March 2010 the ITIC issued a comprehensive, in-depth report which examined how the Goldstone Report related to the terrorist threat facing Israel
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