The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict June 24-30, 2009

Quiet in the western Negev continued this past week, and no rockets or mortar shells were fired into Israel. June 25 marked the third anniversary of the abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that the news items regarding Gilad Shalit were incorrect and might even be harmful. Fatah and
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict June 15-23, 2009

Hamas’s policy of restraint regarding rocket and mortar shell fire continued this past week as well, and no attacks were carried out against the western Negev. On June 21, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak met in Egypt with President Hosni Mubarak and members of the Egyptian higher echelons. Mahmoud Abbas met with Syrian President Bashar
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The Gaza Strip after Operation Cast Lead: The rebuilding of the civilian and military infrastructure in the Gaza Strip carried out by Hamas. At the same time, Hamas continues entrenching its control of the Gaza Strip.

Operation Cast Lead caused severe damage to Hamas’s military, security, administrative and civilian structures in the Gaza Strip, as well as to the infrastructure and public installations from or near which Hamas operated during the fighting. In the six months since the fighting ended, Hamas has made an effort to restore its internal security forces
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at Bar-Ilan University and a selection of initial reactions

On June 14 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a political speech at Bar-Ilan University.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 9-15, 2009)

The relative quiet in the western Negev continued this past week. Diplomatic activity focused on the speech given by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Bar-Ilan University on June 14.
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The hate industry: Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) continue to inculcate the values of hate and support of terrorism in Palestinian children, viewed by those terrorist organizations as a highly important target audience.

Hamas and the PIJ consider children to be a highly important target audience and the organizations’ potential future recruits.
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