The Palestinian Authority (PA)

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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The Israeli security forces have recently exposed a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) squad in the Ramallah region which included two Israeli Arabs.

The squad was well prepared for an attack on an IDF roadblock north of Ramallah; it also drew up initial plans for assassinations of senior Israeli officials.
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Summer camps in the Gaza Strip run by Hamas and other terrorist organizations inculcate youngsters with radical Islamic ideology and the culture of terrorism.

Every year Hamas and other terrorist networks organize summer camps in the for Palestinians youngsters from the age of kindergarten to university. The camps indoctrinate them with radical Islamic ideology and the organizations’ culture of terrorism (“the resistance”). It is part of a continuing process, which begins in kindergarten and ends with university students, to
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