The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict(August 11-17, 2010)

This past week two Qassam rockets and two mortar shells were fired into the western Negev. The various terrorist organizations continued their attempts to attack IDF forces. Various pro-Palestinian and pro-Hamas networks and organizations in the Arab countries and the West continue expressing their intentions to send flotillas to the Gaza Strip.
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Hamas operatives were responsible for the two rocket attacks on Eilat and Aqaba.

The Egyptian media strongly attacked Hamas and Iran because of the rocket fire, calling Hamas an “Iranian agent” and demanding it be punished.
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Iran expressed support of the Lebanese government’s firm stance over the incident between the Lebanese army and the IDF on August 3.

Iran emphasized the role of Hezbollah and Hamas as the “defense lines” of the Islamic revolution, avoiding rhetoric that may encourage Hezbollah to react and lead to escalation.
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A network of former Fatah operatives in the Gaza Strip (Al-Ahrar) supported by Hamas announced the establishment of a military wing.

Flags of the US and Israel were set on fire during the announcement ceremonies, while a representative of the Turkish organization IHH congratulated the participants by a video call.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 3-10, 2010)

This past week there was quiet in the western Negev and along the Israeli-Lebanese border. Articles in Egypt’s establishment press strongly attacked Hamas, accusing it of responsibility for the rocket fire at Eilat. According to media reports the Lebanese women’s ship Mar Iam was supposed to set sail from Lebanon to Cyprus on August 8.
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Hamas leader Khaled Mash’al has recently presented Hamas’ ideological and strategic alternative to the PA’s approach towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

He slammed the PLO leadership, denied the legitimacy of Israel, ruled out the negotiations with it in their present form, and called to follow the path of jihad and armed struggle.
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