The Palestinian Authority (PA)

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 17-24, 2009)

This week rockets and mortar shells continued to be launched from the Gaza Strip at western Negev population centers and IDF forces operating near the border. The Israeli Security Cabinet unanimously decided that the release of abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit would be Israel’s top priority (i.e., a higher priority than the lull arrangement).
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On February 21 two rockets were fired into Israel from south Lebanon.

One hit a house in a village in the western Galilee, causing slight injuries to three civilians. It was the fourth time rockets were fired from Lebanon since the end of the second Lebanon war. Hezbollah again denied involvement.
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Civilians as human shields: additional evidence from various sources demonstrating the use made by Hamas of civilian houses for military purposes during Operation Cast Lead – file no. 5

What follows is evidence from various sources – photographs, aerial imagery, air strike footage, prisoner interrogations, and a seized document – clearly showing how Hamas and other terrorist organizations made use of civilian houses for military purposes during Operation Cast Lead. The houses were used as laboratories for weapons production, arms storehouses, booby-trapped areas designed
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During Operation Cast Lead, improvised grenades probably manufactured by Hamas were found inside drug bottles.

The drugs were transported to the Gaza Strip from the Ramallah region within the humanitarian aid. Legally, it undermines the protection afforded to medical supplies and humanitarian relief under the laws of armed conflict.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – February 10-17, 2009

Sporadic daily rocket and mortar shell fire targeting the western Negev towns and villages continued this past week. A basic difficulty has arisen in the negotiations for an Egyptian-brokered lull arrangement around the linkage between the arrangement itself and the release of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
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Israeli Air Force Film Clips and IDF Spokesman Pictures Show Use the Hamas Made of a School for Military Purposes during Operation Cast Lead File No. 4

The pictures and film clips which follow were photographed during Operation Cast Lead. They clearly illustrate how Hamas and the other terrorist organizations used schools as rocket and mortar shell launching sites, and how they booby-trapped them to inflict losses on IDF forces.
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