The Palestinian Authority (PA)

The Six Months of the Lull Arrangement

On June 17, 2008, after several months of indirect contacts between Israel and Hamas through Egyptian mediators, Egypt and Hamas individually announced that a lull arrangement (tahadiya) had been reached between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, and it would go into effect at 0600 hours on the morning of June 19.
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Escalation in attacks from the Gaza Strip as Hamas announces the end of the lull arrangement

On December 19, 2008, according to Hamas and the other Palestinian terrorist organizations, the lull arrangement will end (Israel’s position is that the lull is unlimited in time).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 9-16, 2008)

This coming Friday, December 19, Hamas is planning to end the six-month lull arrangement. During the first few months of the lull there was relative calm, however, since the November 4 prevention of an abduction, the situation has deteriorated and in effect the lull no longer exists. Khaled Mashal,announced that the organization did not intend
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Broadcasts on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa and Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television channels: prominent radical Islamic figures from Jordan and Lebanon encourage suicide bombing attacks

Broadcasts on Hamas’s Al-Aqsa and Hezbollah’s Al-Manar television channels: prominent radical Islamic figures from Jordan and Lebanon encourage suicide bombing attacks, call for the murder of Jews and Israelis and the destruction of the State of Israel, preach subversion of public order in Egypt and attack the Palestinian Authority
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 2-9, 2008)

This week events focused on the evacuation of hooligans by Israeli security forces from the disputed house in Hebron. The daily violations of the lull arrangement, which began on November 4 when the IDF prevented an attempted abduction, continued. So far, 109 rockets and 97 mortar shells have been fired at Israel. Hamas is currently
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Weekend escalation in the Gaza Strip

On December 5 and 6 seven rockets and eight mortar shells were fired, continuing the erosion of the lull arrangement, consistently violated by the Palestinian terrorist organizations since the beginning of November.
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