The Palestinian Authority (PA)

News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation July 8-15, 2008

In general the lull arrangement is being maintained although there are still sporadic violations, especially from Fatah networks. On July 15 a large majority of the Israeli government voted in favor of the prisoner exchange deal, The deal is expected to be carried out at Rosh Hanikra, on the Israeli-Lebanese border, on July 16
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The war on financing terrorism:

Defense Minister Ehud Barak signed an order outlawing 36 global “Union of Good” Islamic funds which raise money for Hamas institutions in the Palestinian Authority-administered territories. The money supports Hamas in building a political alternative to the PA and maintain a terrorism-supporting system.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation July 1-8, 2008

This past week the Palestinian terrorist organizations violated the lull arrangement four times by firing rockets, mortar shells and light weapons. In response, Israel reclosed the Gaza Strip crossings. Hamas continues showing interest in maintaining the arrangement
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Mass-casualty terrorist attack on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem.

Mass-casualty terrorist attack on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem. The terrorist was a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem who used a bulldozer to smash cars and kill three civilians.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation June 24- July 1, 2008

The lull arrangement (which went into effect on June 19) remains in force despite sporadic rocket and mortar shell fire from the Gaza Strip. Fatah and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for two of the attacks. This week a majority vote in the Israeli government authorized the prisoner exchange deal with Hezbollah, two years
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Implementing the lull arrangement (Updated to June 29, 4 p.m.)

Despite the lull arrangement, sporadic rocket and mortar shell fire has continued, carried out by rogue terrorist organizations using the excuse of Israeli violations. Most conspicuous among those networks are the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and groups within Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade in the Gaza Strip. The objective of the rocket and mortar shell fire is
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