The Palestinian Authority (PA)

Significant erosion of the lull arrangement in the Gaza Strip

On November 4 a series of events in the Gaza Strip signaled a significant erosion of the lull arrangement.
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Hezbollah once again disputes the legitimacy of the Israel-Lebanon international border by raising the issue of the so-called “seven villages”.

It is aimed to create further justification for the existence of Hezbollah’s military force which defends Lebanon and for the continuation of its terrorist and guerrilla activities (“the resistance”).
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News of the Terrorism and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict November 4-11, 2008

This past week events focused on the IDF’s action inside the Gaza Strip near the security fence. . Israel, in response, closed the Gaza Strip crossings. The escalation was a difficult test, the first of its kind, for the continuation of the lull arrangement. On the internal Palestinian front, on the eve of the opening
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News of the Terrorism and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict October 28-November 4, 2008

This past week Hamas violated the lull arrangement again when a group of terrorists tried to plant an IED near the Gaza Strip security fence and fired two anti-tank missiles at IDF soldiers. Preparations continued for opening the national reconciliation conference in Cairo. Senior Fatah, as well as Hamas and other Palestinian terrorist organization figures,
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Society and politics in the Gaza Strip

Society and politics in the Gaza Strip: the da’wah, Hamas’s civilian infrastructure, is an important support of its political control. The da’wah’s extensive activities during the last Muslim holy month of Ramadan demonstrated that it has become Hamas’s instrument for cementing its rule in the Gaza Strip.
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The Palestinian security services carry out intensive security activity in the Hebron district (Update and implications)

In recent weeks the Palestinian security services have carried out intensive security activity in the Hebron district, one part of a broad three-stage security operation.
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