The Palestinian Authority (PA)

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 6-12, 2011)

Between April 7 and 10 there was a new round of escalation in the Gaza Strip. It followed the Hamas anti-tank missile attack of a school bus and barrages of rocket and mortar shell fire targeting Israel’s south (132 rocket and mortar shell hits were identified during those four days). In response, the IDF attacked
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Bülent Yildirim, leader of the Turkish organization IHH, said in another fiery speech that “We are not afraid to die as shaheeds” and would continue “until we complete our journey to Al-Aqsa mosque”

Bülent Yildirim, leader of the Turkish organization IHH, said in another fiery speech that “We are not afraid to die as shaheeds” and would continue “until we complete our journey to Al-Aqsa mosque,” possibly indicating the intention of using force and violence on the new flotilla.
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Latest escalation in terrorist activities from the Gaza Strip (The situation on the ground as of 12:00 hours, April 10, 2011)

On the afternoon of April 7, 2011, Hamas fired a guided anti-tank missile at an Israeli school bus in the western Negev. Following that event, over the weekend there was an escalation of approximately 120 rockets and mortar shells fired at Israeli population centers in southern Israel
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A UN committee grants accreditation to the anti-Israeli pro-Hamas Free Palestine Movement (FPM).

The FPM is headed by Paul Larudee, an active participant in organizing flotillas to the Gaza Strip, including the upgraded one scheduled for May 2011.
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IHH leader Bülent Yildirim said the upcoming flotilla to the Gaza Strip might be delayed.

IHH leader Bülent Yildirim said the upcoming flotilla to the Gaza Strip might be delayed. He added that in addition to the flotilla the purchase of an aircraft was in progress. He said only one problem remained: “The virus called Zionism.” At this point the status of the plan/plans is unknown.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 30-April 5, 2011)

This past week terrorism events focused on the murder of Israeli actor Juliano Mer-Khamis. Sporadic rocket fire from the Gaza Strip continues to target Israeli communities in the western Negev.
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