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New of the Terrorism and Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 9-15, 2012)

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Summary:
One rocket hit was identified in the western Negev.  In Judea and Samaria there has been a rise in the number of violent demonstrations in which Palestinians rioted against IDF forces.  

Israel and the Palestinian terrorists incarcerated in Israeli prison facilities reached understandings which ended the hunger strike: the prisoners pledged not to engage in supporting terrorist activities, while Israel agreed to a series of improvements in prison conditions.

Mahmoud_Abbas_meets_with_Yitzhak_Molcho_the_Israeli_prime_ministers_envoyOn and around May 15 the Palestinians marked Nakba Day. In Judea and Samaria young Palestinian men, some of them masked, confronted IDF forces. In various locations in Judea, Samaria, the Gaza Strip, the Arab countries and around the world local demonstrations and rallies were held.

Rockets Fired into Israeli Territory[1]

Rockets_Fired_into_Israeli_Territory

Notes: The figures for March include 50 rockets intercepted and destroyed by the Iron Dome aerial defense system during the most recent round of escalation. In April three rockets were fired at Israel's southernmost city of Eilat.

The Situation on the Ground

IDF_soldiers_conduct_anti-terrorism_activities_near_the_security_fence_in_Judea_and_SamariaIDF soldiers conduct anti-terrorism activities near the security fence in Judea and Samaria (IDFSpokesman, May 15, 2012)

 

Responses
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Gazans express their joy over the end of the Palestinian terrorists' hunger strike (Pictures from Hamas websites, May 14, 2012)

Concern in the Gaza Strip over Israel's Intention to Stop Delivering Electricity
Hamas-Iran Relations
Israel's Answer to Mahmoud Abbas

[1] The statistics do not include rockets fired which fell inside the Gaza Strip. As of May 15, 2012.

http://www.pmo.gov.il/PMOEng/Communication/Spokesman/2012/05/spokeabbas120512.h

 

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