The Palestinian Authority (PA)

News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation June 17-24, 2008

On June 24 at 4 p.m. the Palestinian Islamic Jihad fired three rockets at Sderot, violating the agreement for a lull in the fighting. The event was the lull arrangement’s first test case, and illustrated the need for Hamas to enforce it on the other Palestinian terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip. In Judea
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Implementing the arrangement for a lull in the fighting (Updated to June 22, 4 p.m.)

On June 19 at 6 a.m. the lull in the fighting in the Gaza Strip went into effect. During the first four days the terrorist organizations have not fired shots or launched rockets or mortar shells from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. The IDF also stopped its counterterrorist activities in the Strip and orders
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The arrangement for a lull in the fighting (Updated to 6 p.m., June 18)

On June 17, 2008, at the end of several months of contacts between Egypt and Israeli and Hamas representatives, Egypt and Hamas separately announced that a lull in the fighting (tahadiya) between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip had been agreed on. According to the announcements, it was expected to go into effect
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Terrorism and Internet:

Hamas has recently upgraded the website of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, its military-terrorist wing. Upgrading the website, which incites to hatred and anti-Israeli terrorism, reflects the importance Hamas places on its website network as a central component in the battle for hearts and minds.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation June 10-17, 2008

This week, significant progress was made in the Egyptian-sponsored contacts for a lull in the fighting. It followed Israel’s decision to exhaust the dialogue with Egypt, while maintaining the option of a rapid military operation in the Gaza Strip. On June 17 senior Hamas figures announced that the lull would begin on Thursday, June 19,
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Using civilians as human shields:

Ten Palestinians killed and several dozens (including women and children) injured in Beit Lahiya as a result of a “work accident”: an explosion flattened the house of Ahmed Hamouda, a senior Hamas operative in the northern Gaza Strip
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