Overview: Rocket fire from the Gaza Strip targeting Israel´s south
continues (one rocket hit identified this past week); a yeshiva
student was stabbed in Jerusalem, apparently for nationalistic
reasons; two Palestinians from Nablus were detained at the Tapuach
junction (south of Nablus) with four IEDs, a gun and ammunition in
On April 17 the Israeli prime minister met with a delegation of
Palestinians who brought him a letter from Mahmoud Abbas. Salam
Fayyad, the Palestinian prime minister, did not attend the meeting
because relations between him and Mahmoud Abbas have become strained.
Hamas denounced the letter and called on the Palestinian Authority to
end its "useless contacts" with Israel.
The Palestinians have begun preparations for the May 15 marking of
Nakba Day. Demonstrations and marches are planned for the territories
and along Israel´s borders.
Israel´s South Important Terrorism Events
Rocket Fire Targeting the Western Negev
Rocket fire from the Gaza Strip targeting the western Negev
continues. One rocket hit was identified in an open area. There were
no casualties and no damage was done.