The Peace Process

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 25 – 31, 2013)

Terrorist attacks from the Gaza Strip continued this past week. Two rocket hits were identified in the region of Ashqelon. Twenty-six Palestinian terrorists were released from Israeli jails in the third phase (of four) to which Israel is committed. Of them, 18 were released to Judea and Samaria, three to the Gaza Strip and five
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 23 – 29, 2013)

This week rocket and mortar shell fire from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory recommenced. In response Israeli Air Force aircraft attacked terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip. In Judea and Samaria violence continued as part of what is known as the popular resistance, including stones thrown at Israeli vehicles. The release of 26 Palestinian
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PA-Sponsored Eighth International Conference for Popular Resistance Held in Bil’in to Discuss Broadening It and Increasing Its Effectiveness

The popular resistance is the central strategy used by the Palestinians on the ground and integrated into the political, economic, propaganda and legal campaigns currently being waged against Israel by the PA.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 17 – October 1, 2013)

This past week one rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. Two IDF soldiers were killed by Palestinians in separate terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria. There was extensive rioting in Jerusalem, the Jordan Valley and other locations in the Judea and Samaria, part of the so-called “popular resistance.” The Egyptian army continues taking
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 3 – 10, 2013)

The Egyptian security forces are conducting an extensive military operation against terrorist targets in the northern Sinai Peninsula.. This past week Israel’s south was quiet. Stockpiles of weapons were exposed in Nablus and Hebron. Violent riots took place on the Temple Mount.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 28 – September 2, 2013)

This week two incidents took place in which IEDs were used against IDF forces on patrol near the security fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip. In August 2013 an attempted terrorist attack in Jerusalem’s Mamilla Mall was thwarted. Hamas and the other terrorist organizations working in the Gaza Strip are preparing for the possibility
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The Peace Process

Over the years, the parties involved have come to recognize the fact that the conflict with the Palestinians cannot be resolved through armed struggle, and that new channels must be found, mainly a political process, at the end of which a political solution to the conflict with the Palestinians will be reached. At the time of the signing of the Camp David Accords, Israel and Egypt also established the first framework for the structure of the political process between Israel and the Palestinians. Later, this became a peace process in the framework of the Oslo Accords. The nature of the political process has undergone changes over the years in accordance with the circumstances and the interests of the various parties.

The transition to the political process opened a new chapter in the history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The PLO and Israel recognized each other (although the PLO and the Palestinians refrain from recognizing Israel as the state of the Jewish People), Israel withdrew from many territories and handed them over to the Palestinian Authority, which established its rule in the framework of the political process in Judea and Samaria and the Gaza Strip (until Hamas’s military coup in 2007 against the Palestinian Authority’s rule in the Gaza Strip). The political process is ultimately supposed to bring the parties to a permanent settlement and the establishment of an independent Palestinian state alongside the State of Israel.

The political process currently centers around six main issues (the core issues): permanent borders, security arrangements between the parties, the status of the Palestinian refugees, control over Jerusalem, the division of water resources, and the Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria. Today, the Palestinian Authority is waging a political struggle against Israel (as opposed to a political process) that is accompanied by the so-called popular resistance movement (i.e., popular terrorism).

Throughout the years, the process has been accompanied by a terrorist campaign on the part of its opponents. This is because some Palestinians still deny the very existence of the State of Israel and reject any attempt to resolve the conflict through a political process, and call for the establishment of a Palestinian state on all the territory of Israel through an armed struggle.