The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 9-15, 2010)

This past week’s terrorist events focused on the shooting attack of an Israeli patrol car on the road from Beersheba to Jerusalem. The results of the flotilla to the Gaza Strip spurred many countries and organizations to proclaim intentions to send ships of their own.
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Reliable intelligence indicates that Hamas uses cement for military needs

The cement shortage in the Gaza Strip makes it difficult to carry out rehabilitation works and improve the living conditions of the population. However, reliable intelligence indicates that Hamas uses cement for military needs as part of its overall strategy of giving priority to its military infrastructure over Gaza Strip residents’ needs.
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Statements of Flotilla Activists about Their Readiness to Die as Shaheeds (Martyrs for the Sake of Allah)

During and after the voyage of the flotilla, the activists on board the Mavi Marmara publicly expressed their readiness to die on board the ship at shaheeds (martyrs for the sake of Allah). Their statements provided additional proof that some of the passengers, especially the hard core of IHH operatives, had prepared for a violent
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Inflaming Emotions aboard the Mavi Marmara before the Confrontation with the IDF

During the voyage the passengers of the Mavi Marmara, especially the hard core of IHH operatives, were indoctrinated by senior figures such as IHH head Bülent Yildirim and Israeli-Arab sheikh Ra’ed Salah, a radical Islamist. A number of hours before the IDF took control of the ship, in addition to organizing and preparing weapons, the
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Additional information about the violent intentions of the IHH operatives during the voyage of the Mavi Marmara and the weapons found in their possession

Statements made by IDF soldiers, pictures taken aboard the Mavi Marmara, statements from passengers, information found in files on laptops seized from the ship and statements made by passengers to the media after their release, all prove that the violence employed against the IDF on board the ship was not spontaneous but rather a premeditated
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Video Recordings of Statements from Mavi Marmara Crew Members about Preparations Made by IHH Operatives for the Violent Confrontation with IDF Soldiers

The videotaped statements of two Mavi Marmara crew members show that preparations for a violent confrontation with IDF forces were put in motion about two hours before the boarding began, when the Israeli Navy hailed the ship and told it to halt.
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