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The Legal Basis of Israel’s Rights in the Disputed Territories

The Legal Basis of Israel’s Rights in the Disputed Territories

1. Upon Israel's taking control of the area in 1967, the 1907 Hague Rules on Land Warfare and the Fourth Geneva Convention (1949) were not considered applicable to the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) territory, as the Kingdom of Jordan, prior to 1967, was never the prior legal sovereign, and in any ...

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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 19-25, 2012)

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 19-25, 2012)

The bus in Tel Aviv after the explosion-- Twenty-seven people were wounded in the terrorist attack, three of them seriouslyThe quiet in Israel's south continues. Since November 21 no rockets or mortar shells fired from the Gaza Strip have hit Israeli territory. Palestinian civilians continue ...

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"Not the Time to Conquer Gaza": Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense

A review of Israel's Operation Pillar of Defense and the decision by Israel not to invade Gaza by Jerry Gordon:  

Israel’s Operation Pillar of Defense was basically a rocket war against Iran and Hamas that did not achieve the objective of destroying the military capabilities of Hamas, the ...

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Salaf-Jihadis In Gaza: Cease Fire or Continued Jihad Against Israel?

Salaf-Jihadis In Gaza: Cease Fire or Continued Jihad Against Israel?

Salafi-Jihadis In Gaza Weigh Acquiescing To Ceasefire Versus Continuing Jihad Against Israel  

The fighting in Gaza in November 2012 caught Salafi-jihadi organizations there in a crisis. One month prior to the outbreak of Operation Pillar of Defense, on October 13, Israel assassinated Hisham ...

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Operation Pillar of Defense – Terms of Ceasefire

Operation Pillar of Defense – Terms of Ceasefire

The Ceasefire Understandings

1. At 2100 hours on November 21 understandings went into effect regarding a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas (and the other terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip). The understandings were brokered by Egypt with American intervention. After 2100 hours ten ...

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Terrorist Organizations Use Foreign Media Facilities for Camouflage and Protection

Terrorist Organizations Use Foreign Media Facilities for Camouflage and Protection

Operation Pillar of Defense – Update No. 4

1. During the past 24 hours two instances were exposed of terrorist operatives' using the vehicles and buildings of foreign media in the Gaza Strip for purposes of camouflage and protection. In one instance a senior Hamas operative drove a vehicle with ...

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Operation Pillar of Defense – Update No. 3 (November 19, 1300 Hours)

Operation Pillar of Defense – Update No. 3 (November 19, 1300 Hours)

1. On November 18 and the first half of November 19 rocket fire attacks into Israeli territory continued, although they were fewer than during the previous 24 hours. Nevertheless, the damage to people and property was greater. Two long-range rockets were fired at the Tel Aviv area, both intercepted ...

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Operation Pillar of Defense – Update No. 2 (November 18, 1300 Hours)

Operation Pillar of Defense – Update No. 2 (November 18, 1300 Hours)

1. During the first half of November 18, the fifth day of Operation Pillar of Defense, the Palestinian terrorist organizations continued launching rockets into Israeli territory (an estimated 70 rocket hits were identified, including one intercepted by the Iron Dome aerial defense system over Tel ...

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Operation Pillar of Defense – Update No. 1 (November 15, 1300 Hours)

Operation Pillar of Defense – Update No. 1 (November 15, 1300 Hours)

1. On the afternoon of November 14, 2012, the IDF began Operation Pillar of Defense in the Gaza Strip. The opening shot was the targeted killing of Ahmed al-Jaabari, commander of Hamas' military-terrorist wing, followed by severe Israeli Air Force strikes on the stockpiles of Iranian-supplied ...

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