The Palestinian Authority (PA)

During the recent rocket attack from the Gaza Strip, the Army of the Nation, an organization affiliated with Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for rocket fire targeting the western Negev and Ashqelon.

Since Hamas took over the Gaza Strip, radical Islamic organizations affiliated with Al-Qaeda have increased their political and operational activities.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict November 11-18, 2008

This week daily rocket and mortar shell fire from the Gaza Strip continued against western Negev population centers, including the cities of Sderot and Ashqelon. The IDF carried out counterterrorism activities which included attacking terrorist squads planting IEDs near the border security fence and firing rockets and mortar shells into Israel. On the public front
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The Israeli security forces recently detained a young Arab-Israeli woman from Ramleh who was in contact with Fatah/Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade operatives from the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli security forces recently detained a young Arab-Israeli woman from Ramleh who was in contact with Fatah/Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade operatives from the Gaza Strip. They asked her to help carry out an abduction and a suicide bombing attack in Israel.
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Significant erosion of the lull arrangement in the Gaza Strip

On November 4 a series of events in the Gaza Strip signaled a significant erosion of the lull arrangement.
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Hezbollah once again disputes the legitimacy of the Israel-Lebanon international border by raising the issue of the so-called “seven villages”.

It is aimed to create further justification for the existence of Hezbollah’s military force which defends Lebanon and for the continuation of its terrorist and guerrilla activities (“the resistance”).
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News of the Terrorism and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict November 4-11, 2008

This past week events focused on the IDF’s action inside the Gaza Strip near the security fence. . Israel, in response, closed the Gaza Strip crossings. The escalation was a difficult test, the first of its kind, for the continuation of the lull arrangement. On the internal Palestinian front, on the eve of the opening
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