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A tragic day on Gaza's border

A tragic day on Gaza's border Categories: Hamas, Israel, Palestinians, Updates    

Yesterday was the bloodiest day so far of the six weeks of Hamas-led violent protests along the Gaza border known as the "Great March of Return." In all, more than fifty Palestinians were killed - the exact numbers are still unclear - and many more wounded (according to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Min

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The Watchers on the Border

The Watchers on the Border Categories: Hamas, Israel, Palestinians     Author: Yoav Zitun

From an air-conditioned operations room with many big screens, the IDF's Gaza Division observers have been managing one of the more complex tasks the Southern Command has faced amid Hamas' border fence protests campaign over the recent weeks - identifying suspects coming near the border fence.

Deconstruction Zone: The Case for Moral Clarity on Gaza

Deconstruction Zone: The Case for Moral Clarity on Gaza Categories: Hamas, Israel     Author: David Harris

Two centuries ago, the great German poet Goethe said: "The hardest thing to see is what is in front of your eyes." It's as true today as it was then. The difference between Hamas and Israel couldn't be greater - yet you wouldn't know it when listening to some observers.

More on the Gaza "March of Return"

More on the Gaza "March of Return" Categories: Hamas, Israel, Palestinians, Updates    

This Update follows up on the previous one in analysing the ongoing violence along the borders of Gaza - orchestrated under the rubric of the so-called "Great March of Return" - which began on March 30, had a second major flare-up last Friday, and is expected to continue until mid-May.

Something is rotten in the Hamas terror kingdom

Something is rotten in the Hamas terror kingdom Categories: Hamas, Palestinians     Author: Avi Issacharoff

Once again, on March 15, an explosive device was detonated in the Gaza Strip. And once again it appears that Hamas was not responsible for the attempted terror attack. However, the spate of recent incidents in Gaza raises suspicions that something is particularly rotten in the "kingdom" of Hamas.

The aftermath of an assassination attempt

The aftermath of an assassination attempt Categories: Hamas, Palestinians     Author: Jonathan Schanzer

Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah emerged visibly shaken but unscathed after an assassination attempt on March 13 in the Gaza Strip. The soft-spoken former academic arrived in Gaza to open a sewage plant and attend some political meetings. He had barely crossed into northern G

Editorial: An Alliance for Gaza?

Editorial: An Alliance for Gaza? Categories: Hamas, Middle East, Palestinians     Author: Colin Rubenstein

Gaza is in a dire and deteriorating state. Economic activity is down, unemployment is extremely high, and long-standing problems with water, sewerage and electricity are worsening. People aren't starving, but that is virtually the only positive. Many, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, will

Behind the News - March 2018

Behind the News - March 2018 Categories: Egypt, Hamas, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey    

American and British officials have revealed that Israel has been actively assisting Egypt in its prolonged war against jihadists and ISIS terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula. The collaboration over more than two years has seen a variety of unmarked Israeli aircraft such as drones, helicopters and jet

Deconstruction Zone: Why is Gaza so broke?

Deconstruction Zone: Why is Gaza so broke? Categories: Hamas, Palestinians     Author: Jonathan Tobin

Gaza is broke. As a front-page New York Times feature on Feb. 11 explained at length, the conflict between the Gaza Strip's Hamas overlords and the Fatah party that runs the West Bank has resulted in a cash crunch that has left many of the area's two million people without money. Along with Gaza's i

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