The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation April 16-30, 2006

Recent events focused on the suicide bombing attack at the old Central Bus Station in Tel Aviv, which was carried out by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, . At the Karni crossing, which is the Gaza Strip residents’ lifeline, the Palestinian security forces foiled an attack which was liable to cause the deaths of many Israelis
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Jordan accuses Hamas of planning terrorist attacks on its territory, directed by one of its Syria-based military leaders

The Jordanian authorities have recently announced they had exposed terrorist activity of the Hamas movement inside the kingdom’s territory. These terrorist operatives, some of which arrested by the Jordanian authorities, were involved in smuggling arms and ammunition into Jordan as well as gathering information on potential targets, including sites and senior figures.
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Senior terrorist-operative joins the Hamas administration: Jamal Abu Samhadana appointed general supervisor of the interior ministry and the police.

On April 1, Siyad Siyam, the interior minister of the Hamas government, announced he was appointing Jamal Abu Samhadana, head of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), as general supervisor of the interior ministry and policeThe appointment set a precedent by being the first time the new Hamas government appointed to a senior position a self-declared
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Discrepancies between statements made by Hamas to Palestinian and Arab media and those made to Western media

The Hamas movement, in an attempt to bridge the significant gap between its platform and ideology, denying Israel’s existence and supporting terrorism, and the demands of the international community, pursues a media strategy of deliberate ambiguity and double-talk. Within the context of said strategy, its leaders issue various, at times contradictory, statements on the core
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation April 1-15, 2006

Recent events focused on the escalation in the Gaza Strip: in the face of a sharp increase in the number of Qassam rockets fired at Israeli population centers in the western Negev (the number of identified landings doubled) the IDF expanded its preventive counter-terrorism actions. It attacked Gaza Strip targets (terrorist-operatives and their installations) from
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation March 16-31, 2006

Recent events focused on the Fatah/Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades suicide bombing attack at the entrance to the settlement of Kedumim (west of Nablus in Samaria), which killed four Israeli civilians. In addition, the Israeli security forces foiled terrorist organization attempts, especially those of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) to infiltrate terrorist-operatives into Israel to carry out
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