The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

The arrangement for a lull in the fighting (Updated to 6 p.m., June 18)

On June 17, 2008, at the end of several months of contacts between Egypt and Israeli and Hamas representatives, Egypt and Hamas separately announced that a lull in the fighting (tahadiya) between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip had been agreed on. According to the announcements, it was expected to go into effect
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Terrorism and Internet:

Hamas has recently upgraded the website of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, its military-terrorist wing. Upgrading the website, which incites to hatred and anti-Israeli terrorism, reflects the importance Hamas places on its website network as a central component in the battle for hearts and minds.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation June 10-17, 2008

This week, significant progress was made in the Egyptian-sponsored contacts for a lull in the fighting. It followed Israel’s decision to exhaust the dialogue with Egypt, while maintaining the option of a rapid military operation in the Gaza Strip. On June 17 senior Hamas figures announced that the lull would begin on Thursday, June 19,
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Using civilians as human shields:

Ten Palestinians killed and several dozens (including women and children) injured in Beit Lahiya as a result of a “work accident”: an explosion flattened the house of Ahmed Hamouda, a senior Hamas operative in the northern Gaza Strip
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Israel has decided to give a chance to the Egyptian-brokered talks on a lull in the fighting, while keeping military readiness for an IDF operation in the Gaza Strip.

Israel has decided to give a chance to the Egyptian-brokered talks on a lull in the fighting, while keeping military readiness for an IDF operation in the Gaza Strip. In the meantime, Hamas and other terrorist organizations escalated shelling and firing rockets at Israel
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation June 3-10, 2008

This past week intensive rocket and mortar shell fire from the Gaza Strip continued. A 120mm mortar shell hit a factory on Kibbutz Nir Oz, killing Amnon Rosenberg from Kibbutz Nirim. Israel’s political and security leadership is deliberating the Egyptian initiative for a lull in the fighting. Abu Mazen gave a speech to mark the
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