The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation August 1-16, 2006

The general Palestinian public and the terrorist organizations were conspicuous in their support for Hezbollah and admiration for its leader, Hassan Nasrallah. However, the Palestinians have complained of the “forgotten war” in the Gaza Strip (where Operation Summer Rains continues) and expanded the internal discussion regarding how what they considered Hezbollah’s achievements could be adopted
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Thwarted Palestinian terrorist organizations attempts to perpetrate suicide bombing attacks and abduct Israelis during the war in Lebanon

In the course of the war against Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Israeli security forces thwarted suicide bombing attacks and attempts to abduct soldiers and civilians to negotiate the release of Palestinian prisoners. Some of these terrorist attacks were thwarted shortly before their planned execution.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation July 15-31, 2006

Shadowed by the confrontation with Hezbollah (which sparked pro-Lebanese Palestinian solidarity), the IDF has continued its initiatives in the Gaza Strip as part of Operation Summer Rains. That included air strikes against terrorist targets and ground activity in the Saja’iya neighborhood of Gaza City to expose tunnels and ammunition stores.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation July 1-14, 2006

Escalation began in the northern arena following a Hezbollah terrorist attack during which eight IDF soldiers were killed and two abducted. Hezbollah Operation Summer Rains continued in the Gaza Strip, during which infantry and armored forces operated in the northern, central and southern Gaza Strip.
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The Hamas civilian infrastructure in PA territories

During Operation Summer Rains the IDF has carried out intensive activities against more than 40 institutions and offices belonging to Hamas’s civilian infrastructure (da’wah) in Judea and Samaria. Materials have been confiscated from those offices and institutions that are outlawed by Israel, including Hamas documents, materials inciting hatred and violence, and documents dealing with the
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Operation Summer Rains (Update No. 6, July 6, 12 noon)

During the night of July 5, nine days after the beginning of Operation Summer Rains, IDF infantry and armored forces entered the northern Gaza Strip to impede the launching of Qassam rockets. The step was taken in response to the attacks on the center of the city of Ashqelon during the two previous days
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