The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Basic disagreement concerning the two-state solution:

the Palestinian refusal to recognize the State of Israel as the national state of the Jewish people has resurfaced, as it did at the Annapolis meeting
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict April 7-14, 2009

Terrorist events this past week focused on the prevention of an attempted terrorist naval attack opposite the Gaza shore. In the Sur Baher neighborhood of Jerusalem there was another hit and run terrorist attack. The western Negev was completely quiet, with no rocket or mortar shell fire. A Hezbollah network was exposed in Egypt. It
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict March 31-April 7, 2009

This past week terrorist activity focused on the axe murder of a 16 year-old boy by a Palestinian terrorist at the community of Bat Ayn in the Etzion Bloc, and the wounding of a seven year-old child. In an attack at the Shoket Junction northeast of Beersheba, a female terrorist from a nearby Bedouin village
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Examination of the number of Palestinians killed during Operation Cast Lead indicates that most were armed terrorist operatives and members of Hamas’s security forces involved in fighting against the IDF.

Hamas has adopted a policy of concealing its casualties and attempts to include them in the overall number of civilians killed.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict March 24-31, 2009

The trend toward a decrease in rocket and mortar shell attacks from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory continued this past week. The American and Arab media reported that during January 2009 Israeli airplanes attacked a convoy of trucks in Sudan which were carrying an Iranian shipment of arms to the Gaza Strip.
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Using civilians as human shields

Additional evidence shows Hamas and the other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip established bases, military installations and rocket and mortar shell launching positions near schools, some of them run by UNRWA.
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