The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (November 23-29, 2011)

On the night of November 28 three rockets were fired from south Lebanon into the western Galilee. There were no casualties but property was damaged. Sporadic rocket fire from the Gaza Strip continues to plague southern Israel. This past week two rocket hits were identified in the western Negev. On November 24 Mahmoud Abbas and
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Hamas senior Mahmoud al-Zahar has recently given a vicious anti-Semitic speech to justify the elimination of Israel and the deportation of Jews from the “entire territory of Palestine”. The speech contains themes reminiscent of those found in Al-Zahar’s anti-Semitic book No Future Between Nations, found on board the Mavi Marmara.

Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar gave an anti-Semitic speech shown on November 5 on Hamas’ Al-Aqsa TV (see Appendix I). In his speech, Al-Zahar reiterated the thesis (which was also the subject of his book) that Jews have “no future between nations”.
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News of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (November 16-22, 2011)

This past week two rocket hits were identified in Israeli territory. One fell near a kindergarten in the western Negev. In response Israeli aircraft struck two terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip. Contacts for the Egyptian-brokered meeting between Mahmoud Abbas and Khaled Mashaal continue, held to bridge over areas of disagreement. Aid convoys continue to
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A number of prominent terrorist operatives released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap expressed readiness to return to terrorism, calling for abduction of more Israelis.

A number of prominent terrorist operatives released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner swap expressed readiness to return to terrorism, calling for abduction of more Israelis. Their statements play into Hamas’ propaganda campaign, according to which “resistance” (terrorism) has proven superior to negotiations as a means to achieve the Palestinian objectives.
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The recent Israeli Air Force strike on a Hamas police coastguard post illustrated the dual nature of the Palestinian security force operatives, many of whom also serve in Hamas’ military-terrorist wing.

The recent Israeli Air Force strike on a Hamas police coastguard post illustrated the dual nature of the Palestinian security force operatives, many of whom also serve in Hamas’ military-terrorist wing. The coastguard apparatus has been involved in anti-IDF military activities unrelated to its naval police functions.
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News of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (November 9-15, 2011)

Sporadic rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory continues.
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