The Palestinian Authority (PA)

Radical Islamic ideology versus governmental needs:

Dr. Ghazi Hamad, high-ranking Hamas activist, harshly criticized the movement’s since its rise to power. He harshly criticized the military takeover of the Gaza Strip, calling it “a terrible strategic mistake” and urged the Hamas leadership to deal positively with its errors.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation October 16-31, 2007

Israeli security forces continued intensive counterterrorist activities in the Gaza Strip, during which two IDF soldiers were killed. The Palestinian Authority is planning to deploy 500 members of its security services in Nablus, the terrorism capital of the West Bank. On the political front deliberations continued between the Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams in an
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The detention and rush release of terrorists: the revolving door policy under Arafat

It was recently revealed that the Palestinian Authority released three terrorist operatives who planned to assassinate Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert during a visit to Jericho in late June 2007 (which in the end was cancelled). The three, members of the Palestinian security services and Fatah-Tanzim, were released after a few months’ detention despite the
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The Palestinian Authority released (and again detained) terrorists who planned to assassinate the Israeli Prime Minister on his way to a meeting in Jericho (in late June, 2007)

At the government meeting held on Sunday, October 21, 2007, Israeli Security Agency chief Yuval Diskin revealed that the PA had released three previously detained terrorist operatives belonging to a squad which had planned to assassinate the Israeli prime minister.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation October 1-15, 2007

During the first half of October there was a decrease in the number of rockets and mortar shells fired at western Negev settlements. Israel, the Palestinians and the United States continued their dialogue in preparation for the Annapolis meeting.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation September 16-30, 2007

The regional peace conference sponsored by the United States is expected to take place on November 15 at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, north of Washington DC. As the political dialogue continues, the terrorist organizations continue their efforts to attack Israel from the Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria.
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