The Palestinian Authority (PA)

News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation January 22-29, 2008

Events this past week focused on two shootings and a stabbing in Judea and Samaria. A border policeman was killed and a woman policeman critically wounded in a shooting near the Shoafat refugee camp north of Jerusalem. Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade and Hamas claimed responsibility for the attacks, which are clear proof that the Judea
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With the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Egypt breached, Hamas and other terrorist organizations can freely smuggle operatives and weapons into the Gaza Strip and dispatch terrorists to Israel through Sinai.

With the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Egypt breached, Hamas and other terrorist organizations can freely smuggle operatives and weapons into the Gaza Strip and dispatch terrorists to Israel through Sinai. The Egyptians are looking for a solution but Hamas does not intend to give up its achievement.
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Crowds of Gazans streamed into Egypt after the border fence was breached.

It was part of a Hamas pressure campaign to open the Rafah Crossing in contravention of agreements Egypt is a party to. The open border enables the terrorist organizations to smuggle operatives and weapons into the Gaza Strip.
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News of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict January 15-22, 2008

Events this past week focused on the massive Hamas rocket attack, the first since the organization took over the Gaza Strip in June 2007. In four days, there were more than 150 identified rocket hits in Israeli territory in Sderot and western Negev towns and villages. In view of the attacks, Israel Defense Minister Ehud
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Closing the crossings into the Gaza Strip and renewing the fuel supply – the situation on the ground as of noon, January 22, 2008.

Following the massive barrage of Hamas rockets fired at the western Negev towns and villages from the Gaza Strip, on January 17 Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak announced that the crossings between Israel and the Gaza Strip would be closed and that no merchandise or fuel would enter for a number of days.
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Israeli security forces continue uncovering terrorist networks and attack terrorist operatives in Judea and Samaria involved in planning attacks against Israeli targets

The Israeli security forces and the IDF recently exposed a terrorist operative network and killed a number of senior terrorist operatives in Judea and Samaria. Important among them was a Palestinian Islamic Jihad network uncovered in the Bethlehem region whose operatives planned to plant a bomb on the railroad tracks between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
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