The Palestinian Authority (PA)

News of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict September 23-28, 2008

Jerusalem continues as a focus for Palestinian terrorism as the lull arrangement in the Gaza Strip continues. A terrorist cell of East Jerusalem residents was recently uncovered. Palestinian Authority chairman Abu Mazen visited the United States, meeting with President Bush and attending UN General Assembly and Security Council deliberations.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict September 16-24, 2008

The focus of this week’s events was another terrorist attack in Jerusalem carried out by a Palestinian using a vehicle. It occurred on the night of September 22. The terrorist was a resident of East Jerusalem, who sped a main street in Jerusalem in a car and rammed into a group of soldiers; The lull
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation September 9-16, 2008

This week there were two more violations of the lull arrangement. A rocket hit Sderot and an IED was detonated near the security fence. In response to the rocket fire Israel closed the crossings into the Gaza Strip. An Israeli soldier was stabbed and critically wounded by a Palestinian at the Almog junction in the
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation (September 2-9, 2008)

The lull in the fighting has been generally upheld this week, and the crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip operated without interruption. The terrorist organizations continued their extensive training programs in preparation for “the day after”. France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy delivered a letter from the father of abducted soldier Gilad Shalit to Khaled Mash’al,
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation (August 26-September 2, 2008)

This week, the lull has been upheld with no violations by the terrorist organizations. Israel has reopened the crossings to the Gaza Strip, which were closed down following last week’s rocket fire. The Egyptians allowed the Rafah crossing to open for a short period of time as a gesture for the month of Ramadan. There
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As part of the Gaza Strip military buildup, women are trained for combat and for suicide bombing attacks.

Hamas and the PIJ allowed media coverage of female combatants during the lull in the fighting. Such public messages are designed to deter Israel from entering the Gaza Strip in the future.
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