The Palestinian Authority (PA)

The Israeli security forces have recently exposed a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) squad in the Ramallah region which included two Israeli Arabs.

The squad was well prepared for an attack on an IDF roadblock north of Ramallah; it also drew up initial plans for assassinations of senior Israeli officials.
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Summer camps in the Gaza Strip run by Hamas and other terrorist organizations inculcate youngsters with radical Islamic ideology and the culture of terrorism.

Every year Hamas and other terrorist networks organize summer camps in the for Palestinians youngsters from the age of kindergarten to university. The camps indoctrinate them with radical Islamic ideology and the organizations’ culture of terrorism (“the resistance”). It is part of a continuing process, which begins in kindergarten and ends with university students, to
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 19-26, 2008)

The lull arrangement was violated once again this week by two incidents in which three rockets were fired at Israel. Defense Minister Ehud Barak visited Egypt and met with President Mubarak in order to promote the release of abducted soldier Gilad Shalit. On August 25, 2008, Israel released 199 Palestinian prisoners; two of them had
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Hamas and the other Palestinian terrorist organizations are taking advantage of the lull in the fighting to promote their military buildup, which includes intensive training, in preparation for the day after

Since the lull arrangement first became effective (June 19, 2008), there has been a meaningful decrease in the volume of rocket fire and mortar shelling at Israeli population centers in the western Negev. Likewise, the IDF has halted its counterterrorist activities in the Gaza Strip.
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News of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict August 12-19, 2008

The lull arrangement was preserved this week as well with the continuation of sporadic rocket fire. Deliveries of goods continued uninterrupted through the Gaza Strip crossings, and the Kerem Shalom crossing was reopened after having been closed in late April following a terrorist attack. No progress was made regarding the release of the Gilad Shalit,
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News of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict August 5-12, 2008

This past week there were three rocket violations of the lull arrangement. Delivery of merchandise from Israel to the Gaza Strip through the crossings continued uninterrupted. No progress was made in the negotiations for the release of Gilad Shalit or in contacts for the opening of the Rafah crossing. In the internal Palestinian arena, violent
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