The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 16-31, 2006)

The focal point of the events of the past two weeks was the sweeping Hamas victory (and the concomitant resounding Fatah defeat) in the Palestinian Legislative Council elections. It symbolized a historic reversal and indicated fundamental changes in the Palestinian socio-political system. In our assessment, the shock waves will be felt in the Israeli-Palestinian confrontation
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation (January 1-15, 2006)

Terrorist elements in Lebanon continue their attempts to send arms and ammunition to terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip. The escalation of Qassam rocket fire on Israeli populated areas in the Negev, begun in the previous month, continues. The IDF persisted with its preventive activities, which included shooting at the launching sites and their
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation December 16-31, 2005

During the second half of December Palestinian terrorism continued escalating. An IDF officer was killed in a suicide bombing attack at a checkpoint by two suicide bombers who were on their way to Israel, and an Israeli civilian was killed when his car was shot in the southern Hebron hills. There was also a significant
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation (December 1-15, 2005)

During the first half of December Palestinian terrorism escalated. The main event was the suicide bombing attack in Netanya carried out by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), the terrorist organization which, sponsored by Iran and Syria, has sought more than any other to sabotage the lull. There was also a sharp increase in the launching
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Hezbollah in Lebanon continues sending Fatah/Tanzim operatives in the West Bank on terrorist missions by means of a link in the Gaza Strip which transmits funds and instructions.

On October 16, 2005, Israeli security forces detained Majdi Kamal ‘Abd al-Jabbar ‘Amer, from the village of Qalil, near Nablus. During interrogation he stated that he took orders from Hezbollah in Lebanon through a kind of front-line headquarters in the Gaza Strip, which liaised between Hezbollah handlers in Lebanon and terrorist-operatives in the West Bank
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The Palestinian-Israel Conflict — Update October 1-16, 2005

The most jarring events were the two terrorist shooting attacks at the Gush Etzion and Eli junctions, which left three Israelis dead and four wounded.
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