The Palestinian Authority (PA)

News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation October 16-31, 2006

During the past two weeks the IDF continued broadening the scope of its ground operations in the Gaza Strip, focusing on two areas: in the southern Gaza Strip attempts were made to damage the flourishing “tunnel industry” along the Philadelphi route. In the Beit Hanoun region of the northern Gaza Strip, the IDF tried to
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Hamas’s new satellite television channel: a step forward in Hamas’s battle for hearts and minds

A Hamas-operated satellite broadcasting station named “The Light of Al-Aqsa” (Saraj al-Aqsa ) started broadcasting on October 15 in the afternoon. For the time being, the station airs archive footage of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and songs of religious character. The station will broadcast from Dubai (where the station manager, Ziyad al-Hasanat, is based) and the
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation October 1-15, 2006

Events during the past two weeks focused on increased IDF activity in the Gaza Strip, both on land and in the air. , Qassam rockets were fired at Sderot, causing a power outage for a number of hours and slightly wounding several local residents. In addition, violent clashes between Hamas and Fatah intensified. The immediate
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation September15-30 2006

Israeli security forces continue preventing terrorist attacks in Israel. Qassam rocket attacks against the western Negev continue, wounding residents of Sderot and hitting homes, although there was less Qassam rocket fire in August and September than in previous months.
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation September 1-14

The focus of the last two weeks was the death of an IDF tracker near the Kissufim crossing. It occurred as an IDF force exposed a tunnel leading into Israeli territory (During the first two weeks of August there was relatively little Qassam rocket fire directed against Israeli population centers in the western Negev. In
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation August 16-31, 2006

During the second half of August the Israeli security forces continued their intensive counterterrorism activity in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. There was a significant decline in the number of rockets launched from the Gaza Strip at population centers in the western Negev.
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