The Palestinian Authority (PA)

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Aug 1 – 7, 2018)

The Friday, August 3, 2018 "return march" was attended by more than 8,000 Gazan demonstrators and rioters. They clashed with IDF forces and threw an IED and Molotov cocktails. In the meantime, attempts continue to reach an agreement between Israel and Hamas negotiated by Egypt and Nikolay Mladenov, the UN envoy to the Middle East. Another complication making it difficult to reach an agreement is the position taken by Fatah and the Palestinian Authority (PA).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 25-31, 2018)

This past week terrorist events focused on the stabbing attack in the community of Adam (near Ramallah). In the Gaza Strip snipers again shot at an IDF force, wounding an officer. The Friday July 27 "return march" was attended by about 7,000 Gazans. Attempts continued to reach an agreement to stabilize the ceasefire and prevent the situation from deteriorating, with Nikolay Mladenov, the UN envoy to the Middle East, and Egypt both holding rounds of talks with Hamas.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 18 –24, 2018)

Since the ceasefire achieved at the end of the fourth round of escalation the situation on the ground has been relatively calm. One manifestation of the calm has been a significant drop in the scope of arson terrorism, which led to the partial reopening of the Kerem Shalom. However, tension along the border, caused by Hamas' policy
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 11 – 17, 2018)

On July 14, 2018, there was a third round of escalation between the IDF and Hamas along the Gaza Strip border, worse than the previous rounds. In the wake of increasing Hamas violence during the "return marches," Israeli Air Force aircraft carried out three waves of aerial attacks on Hamas military targets. Hamas (and other terrorist organizations) launched about 200 rockets and mortar shells at Israel. In view of the worsening situation, Israel intensified its responses to arson terrorism. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the IDF to ramp up its response to the squads launching incendiary kites and balloons. At this stage Israel's increased responses have apparently not deterred Hamas.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict ((July 4 – 10, 2018)

The July 6, 2018, Friday "return march" was attended by only a few thousand Gazans. One of them was killed when a hand grenade exploded, In the wake of continuing arson terrorism, Israel decided to close the Kerem Shalom crossing on July 9, 2018. in Judea and Samaria two shooting attacks were carried out this past week.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 13 – 19, 2018)

The "return march" events of Friday, June 15, 2018, which began during Eid al-Fitr, were the quietest since the "marches" began on March 30, 2018. No clashes with the IDF were reported. In view of the situation the IDF intensified its responses. Israeli Air Force aircraft attacked nine Hamas targets, including facilities for the manufacture of weapons in the northern Gaza Strip. At the end of April 2018 the Israeli security forces detained a Hamas network with more than twenty operatives.
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