The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict August 5-12, 2008

This past week there were three rocket violations of the lull arrangement. Delivery of merchandise from Israel to the Gaza Strip through the crossings continued uninterrupted. No progress was made in the negotiations for the release of Gilad Shalit or in contacts for the opening of the Rafah crossing. In the internal Palestinian arena, violent
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation July 29-August 5, 2008

This past week the lull arrangement was maintained and deliveries of goods continued into the Gaza Strip through the crossings without interruption. Since the series of explosions at the end of July, Hamas has continued its suppression of Fatah in the Gaza Strip. At least 180 Fatah operatives fled to Israel in the wake of
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Fatah suppressed in the Gaza Strip:

Violent Fatah-Hamas confrontations lead to the flight of 180 Fatah operatives to Israel. The operatives were transferred to the Palestinian Authority.
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Strong criticism was heard in Lebanon following the celebrations marking the return of Hezbollah’s prisoners, notably Samir Kuntar.

Hezbollah was accused of seeking to establish a radical Islamic country of “resistance” (terrorism) in Lebanon, ruled by Iran and exposed to harsh retaliatory measures from Israel.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation July 22-29, 2008

This past week the lull arrangement was maintained. The terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip refrained from firing at the western Negev towns and villages, and there was a steady from of merchandise into the Gaza Strip. Normal daily life in the Gaza Strip was interrupted by a series of explosions killing and wounding both
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One month into the lull in the fighting: an interim report (as at July 23)

The lull in the fighting became effective on June 19, 2008, at 06:00. The core elements of the lull arrangement are the cessation of terrorism from the Gaza Strip, the cessation of IDF’s counter-activities in the Gaza Strip, and the opening of the crossings between the Gaza Strip and Israel. The ceasefire along the Israeli-Gaza
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