The Palestinian Authority (PA)

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 2-9, 2009)

Terrorist events this past week focused on the prevention of a multifaceted showcase attack near the Nahal Oz fuel terminal, carried out by a network affiliated with the global jihad. On the political front, American President Barack Obama delivered a speech in Cairo carrying a strong message of conciliation for the Arab-Muslim world. The Palestinian
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Initial Arab-Muslim responses to President Obama’s speech in Cairo from Iran and Hezbollah, Syria, the Palestinian arena and the global jihad

American President Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo was intended as a historic moment to redefine the status, image and mutual relations between the United States and the Arab-Muslim world.
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During Operation Cast Lead a promotional film was seized about a military academy established by Hamas named after Dr. Abdallah Azzam, Osama bin Laden’s ideologue.

Hamas turned him into a role model, although in practice the movement restricts the activities of the global jihad networks in the Gaza Strip.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 26-June 2, 2009)

Hamas’s policy of restraint continues, and no rockets or mortar shells were fired into Israeli territory this past week. In the Mt. Hebron region the Israeli security forces killed a wanted Hamas terrorist operative who had been involved in suicide bombing attacks in Israeli cities in the 1990s. In Qalqiliya the Palestinian security forces killed
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 18-26, 2009)

This past week a rocket hit a house in the southern Israeli city of Sderot. It was the first time since the end of March that a rocket hit was identified there. In addition, terrorist squads detonated an IED and opened light-arms fire on an IDF patrol along the border security fence with the Gaza
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New Palestinian Authority Government Headed by Salam Fayyad (Initial Report)

On May 19, 2009, the new Palestinian Authority government, headed by Prime Minister Salam Fayyad (who continues as finance minister) was sworn in.
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