The Palestinian Authority (PA)

Israel has decided to give a chance to the Egyptian-brokered talks on a lull in the fighting, while keeping military readiness for an IDF operation in the Gaza Strip.

Israel has decided to give a chance to the Egyptian-brokered talks on a lull in the fighting, while keeping military readiness for an IDF operation in the Gaza Strip. In the meantime, Hamas and other terrorist organizations escalated shelling and firing rockets at Israel
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation June 3-10, 2008

This past week intensive rocket and mortar shell fire from the Gaza Strip continued. A 120mm mortar shell hit a factory on Kibbutz Nir Oz, killing Amnon Rosenberg from Kibbutz Nirim. Israel’s political and security leadership is deliberating the Egyptian initiative for a lull in the fighting. Abu Mazen gave a speech to mark the
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation May 27-June 3, 2008

No progress was made this past week in the contacts for the Egyptian initiative regarding a lull in the fighting. Hamas continues to threaten an escalation of terrorism and manipulating civilians at the crossings if its demands for the lull are not met. On the ground rocket and intensive mortar shell fire continued, wounding five
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An increase in attacks on Christian and institutions identified with the West in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas, which controls the radical Islamic entity in the Strip, pays lip-service to condemning the attacks but does not take effective steps to stop them.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation May 20-27, 2008

This week events focused on the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s attempted mass-killing suicide attack at the Erez Crossing, using a truck filled with explosives. Khaled Mashal and a delegation of high-level members of Hamas’s political bureau are currently on a visit to Iran, prompted by the indirect Israeli-Syrian negotiations and the Egyptian initiative for a lull
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An attempted mass-killing attack was prevented when a truck carrying explosives blew up near the Erez Crossing

During the early morning hours of May 22, a truck which reached the merchandise zone at the Erez Crossing in the northern Gaza Strip blew up. Damage was done to various structures but there were no casualties.
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