The Palestinian Authority (PA)

News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation November 15-30, 2006

The focus of the past two weeks was an unwritten understanding for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. It was reached in a phone conversation between Palestinian Authority chairman Abu Mazen and Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert, and began on November 26. Despite the understanding, the Palestinian terrorist organizations continued sporadic rocket fire at Sderot
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The Palestinian terrorist organizations, have recently made more frequent use of civilians as human shields to protect their bases and operatives

The Palestinian terrorist organizations, aware that the IDF will not deliberately attack civilians, have recently made more frequent use of civilians as human shields to protect their bases and operatives. Hamas and other terrorist organizations have publicly praised the tactic of using human shields and called for continuation. Hamas and other terrorist organizations have publicly
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News of the Israeli-Palestinian Confrontation November 1-15, 2006

During the past two weeks IDF activity focused on Operation Autumn Clouds in the northern Gaza Strip, during which the IDF hit the Palestinian terrorist organizations’ military infrastructure in the town of Beit Hanoun. the same time, the terrorist organizations, including Hamas, increased rocket fire at populated areas in the western Negev. A short time
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The Israeli Security Agency recently exposed a network of women who filled key Palestinian Islamic Jihad posts in Judea.

Some of them participated in its terrorist logistic and financial support systems. They received funds from PIJ headquarters in Syria for terrorist-operatives in the Judea, Jerusalem and Ramallah areas
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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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