The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 4-11, 2009)

This past week one rocket hit was identified in an open area near an Israeli village in the western Negev, the first in three weeks. The Fatah conference which opened on August 4 ended on August 9 with elections for the movement’s the central committee and revolutionary council. Before the elections there were interpersonal struggles
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 28-August 4, 2009)

The relative calm in the western Negev continues. This week’s events focused on the sixth general Fatah convention which began on August 4. Hamas, on the other hand, continues smiling at the United States and the West, using softened rhetoric completely different from the extremist language employed when speaking to the Palestinians.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 21-28, 2009)

The calm in the western Negev continues. Hamas refrains from firing rockets into Israel and its senior figures emphasize for Western ears its policy of restraint. This past week the American Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and American special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell both visited Israel. There has been an increasing number
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Israel on Iranian media (summary for June and the first half of July 2009)

Iranian media and spokesmen continue to demonize Israel, accusing it of complicity with the West in plotting against Iran.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict July 14-21, 2009

The relative calm in the western Negev continued this past week. Two notable events occurred: Palestinians terrorist operatives opened fire on an IDF force patrolling along the border security fence (a frequent occurrence these past weeks) and a rocket fell south of Kibbutz Nahal Oz (without causing casualties or damage). The Fatah-Hamas dialogue has stalled.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 7-14, 2009)

This past week quiet in the western Negev continued. Mortar shell fire continued against IDF soldiers on routine patrol activities along the border security fence. At an Israeli government meeting, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appealed to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for a meeting to discuss “political and economic peace.”
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