The Palestinian Authority (PA)

Abu Mazen declared that on July 26 he would submit the prisoners’ document to a national referendum

Abu Mazen declared that on July 26 he would submit the prisoners’ document to a national referendum, which Hamas strongly rejects. He views it as a means to strengthen his position vis-à-vis Hamas and hopes it will show Israel and the international community he can be a partner for negotiations
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation May 16-31, 2006

During the second half of May, terrorist actions focused on Qassam rockets in the south and a volley of 122 mm (4.8”) Katyusha rockets in the north. The Katyushas, fired at the Mt. Meiron ridge, hit an Israeli Air Force base and led to a heavy exchange of fire between the IDF and Hezbollah, the
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The Egyptian interior ministry exposed operative collaboration between terrorist elements in Sinai and Palestinian terrorist elements in the Gaza Strip

The Egyptian interior ministry recently divulged that two terrorist-operatives belonging to an organization calling itself the Al-Tawhid wal-Jihad (the Unity of Allah and Holy War) had been arrested. They are suspected of involvement in the April 2006 terrorist attacks at Dahab and of having been trained in the use of weapons and explosives by Palestinians
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Al-Nabka Day (the anniversary of the events of 1948), the first under the new Hamas government, was commemorated with a flood of hate propaganda directed against Israel

Al-Nabka Day stressed the “right of return” of the Palestinian refugees and justifying the use of violence and terrorism as ways of achieving it. While Hamas turned Al-Nakba Day from a secular-nationalist event into a tool for promoting its radical Islamic ideology, Abu Mazen gave a speech which promoted negotiation and peace with Israel
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Funding terrorism: Yasser Arafat ordered financial aid funds transferred to the Palestinian Authority by the international community, as well as tax money transferred by Israel, to be used to purchase significant amounts of arms and ammunition

Funding terrorism: Yasser Arafat ordered financial aid funds transferred to the Palestinian Authority by the international community, as well as tax money transferred by Israel, to be used to purchase significant amounts of arms and ammunition. Some of these arms and ammunition were provided to Palestinian terrorist groups. The information came from the Israel Security
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation May 1-15, 2006

The new Israeli government in it’s guidlines focused on the revised disengagement plan (called the “convergence plan”). It will be implemented unilaterally after negotiations with the Palestinians have been exhausted. During the first half of May there was a decrease in terrorist activity against Israel, including the launching of Qassam rockets at population centers in
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