The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation August 16-31, 2006

During the second half of August the Israeli security forces continued their intensive counterterrorism activity in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. There was a significant decline in the number of rockets launched from the Gaza Strip at population centers in the western Negev.
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An exceptional statement on the first anniversary of the disengagement

In an exceptional statement on the first anniversary of the disengagement, Hamas government spokesman Ghazi Hamad criticized anarchy and corruption in the Gaza Strip, blaming Palestinian society and no, as usual, the Israeli “occupation.” He also criticized rocket attacks against Israel, which he said did more harm than good, and said the Palestinians had to
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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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