The Palestinian Authority (PA)

News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation July 1-8, 2008

This past week the Palestinian terrorist organizations violated the lull arrangement four times by firing rockets, mortar shells and light weapons. In response, Israel reclosed the Gaza Strip crossings. Hamas continues showing interest in maintaining the arrangement
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Mass-casualty terrorist attack on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem.

Mass-casualty terrorist attack on Jaffa Road in Jerusalem. The terrorist was a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem who used a bulldozer to smash cars and kill three civilians.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation June 24- July 1, 2008

The lull arrangement (which went into effect on June 19) remains in force despite sporadic rocket and mortar shell fire from the Gaza Strip. Fatah and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for two of the attacks. This week a majority vote in the Israeli government authorized the prisoner exchange deal with Hezbollah, two years
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Implementing the lull arrangement (Updated to June 29, 4 p.m.)

Despite the lull arrangement, sporadic rocket and mortar shell fire has continued, carried out by rogue terrorist organizations using the excuse of Israeli violations. Most conspicuous among those networks are the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and groups within Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade in the Gaza Strip. The objective of the rocket and mortar shell fire is
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Implementing the lull arrangement (Updated to June 26, 4 p.m.)

During the first week of the lull there was a significant decrease in the amount of rocket and mortar fire from the Gaza Strip targeting western Negev population centers, but the terrorist organizations abided by the arrangement only partially. The lull was violated several time. Notable was the barrage of three rockets fired at Sderot
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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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