The Palestinian Authority (PA)

News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation April 16-30, 2007

The focus of these last two weeks’ events was a massive rocket and mortar shelling by Hamas on Israel’s Independence Day, the first such attack since the signing of the ceasefire agreement in the Gaza Strip The Chairman of the Palestinian Authority and the Finance Minister completed series of trips to Western and Arab countries
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On Israel’s Independence Day, the IDF thwarted a terrorist attack (possibly an abduction attempt) by Hamas against a military target in the southern Gaza Strip, under the cover of massive mortar and rocket fire.

In the morning of April 24, Israel’s Independence Day, Hamas operatives launched a large-scale mortar attack in the southern part of the security road surrounding the Gaza Strip. The IDF identified a total of some 25-30 mortar shells fired on IDF forces in the southern Gaza Strip
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A Hamas spokesman in an interview granted to an Iranian TV channel: Abu Mazen does not have full authority to engage in negotiations with Israel

Ayman Muhammad Saleh Taha, a Hamas spokesman in the Gaza Strip, noted in an interview granted to an Iranian TV station that Abu Mazen does not have full authority to engage in negotiations with Israel and that Hamas rejects any agreement reached in such negotiations.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation April 1-15, 2007

Using Egypt as an intermediary, Hamas recently sent Israel a list of Palestinian prisoners whose release they demand in return for Gilad Shalit. The Palestinian national unity government has undertaken an political-propaganda campaign to lift Europe’s political and economic boycott of the Palestinian Authority. Israeli security forces exposed a Hamas operational infrastructure in Qalqilya which
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Hamas spokesman Ismail Radwan delivered a hate-filled sermon calling for the “liberation of Palestine” through terrorism rather than through inter-Arab and international conferences.

Hamas spokesman Ismail Radwan delivered a hate-filled sermon calling for the “liberation of Palestine” through terrorism rather than through inter-Arab and international conferences. Delivered two days after the Riyadh Summit, the sermon, which included a call to slaughter the Jews, was broadcasted on Palestinian television, controlled by Abu Mazen
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Reaffirmation of the Arab peace initiative by the Riyadh summit meeting (First summary and appraisal)

On March 28-29 an Arab summit meeting was held in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. It was overshadowed by the escalation of the regional struggle between the radical Iranian-Syrian axis and the pragmatic, pro-Western states (chiefly Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan) and by the internal tensions in the various arenas of conflict (chiefly Iraq,
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