The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation March 11-18, 2008

The most significant event of the past week was the killing of five Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist operatives, four of them from Bethlehem and one from the region of Jenin. The PIJ and other terrorist organizations escalated rocket attacks on Sderot and western Negev population centers following a few days of relative quiet.
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Throughout the recent escalation, the Palestinian propaganda campaign has frequently employed the term “holocaust” to provide a false description of IDF activity in the Gaza Strip.

The propaganda campaign has evoked strong anti-Israeli sentiments across the Arab and Muslim world.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation March 4-11, 2008

On March 6, 2008, as the latest round of escalation from the Gaza Strip began to fade, two deadly terrorist attacks were carried out: in one, a mass-casualty attack in Jerusalem, a terrorist from East Jerusalem shot eight students to death at Yeshivat Mercaz Ha’Rav. In the other, which occurred near the security fence around
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During the last round of escalation inthe Gaza Strip the terrorist organizations again made extensive use of Palestinian civilians as human shields.

Using civilians as human shields, which is in direct violation of the international laws governing the conduct of war, is a procedure common among the Palestinian terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip. In recent years its use has been extended and honed for both offensive (rocket and mortar shell fire at Israeli civilians) and defensive
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation February 26-March 4, 2008

The latest round of escalation in Hamas violence from the Gaza Strip, which began on February 27, eased off on March 3 with the end of the Israel action in the Gaza Strip and the decrease in rocket fire. During the six days of the Hamas-initiated rocket attack there were 200 identified rocket hits, 23
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Five days of escalation in the Gaza Strip:

Five days of escalation in the Gaza Strip: a total of 180 rockets fired. Greater numbers of standard, factory-manufactured Grad rockets continuously hit Ashqelon. IDF forces operate in the northern Gaza Strip and air strikes against terrorist targets continue. Two IDF soldiers and 80 Palestinians (most of them terrorists) killed.
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