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Israel informed the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council last week, as well as several other prominent European Union countries, that if the Palestinian Authority persists in its efforts to gain recognition in September as a state within the 1967 borders, Israel would respond with a series of unilateral steps of its own. Senior Foreign Ministry officials said the ministry's director general, Rafael Barak, sent a classified cable last week to more than 30 Israeli embassies, directing them to lodge a diplomatic protest at the highest possible level in response to the Palestinian efforts to gain international recognition for statehood at the UN General Assembly session in September.
Netanyahu agrees to 1967 border for Palestinian state Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to restart peace negotiations with the Palestinians using the pre-1967 borders as a baseline for a final status peace agreement, according to Israeli media.
Aug 18 (Reuters) - The gunmen who killed at least six people in a series of attacks in southern Israel on Thursday came from the Gaza Strip and travelled through Egypt's Sinai desert to infiltrate into Israel, an Israeli official said. "They left Gaza through the south, went into the desert and came into Israel," the official said, referring to the Sinai peninsula on Gaza's border. Israel has a fortified border with Hamas-ruled Gaza and Palestinians there have at times used the Sinai as a conduit for arms and fighters.
Al Qassam website - Hamas denied responsibility for the attack on two Israeli buses, carrying soldiers, near Eilat on Thursday morning that left seven killed and 20 others wounded.
The Lavon Affair refers to a failed Israeli covert operation, code named Operation Susannah, conducted in Egypt in the Summer of 1954. As part of the false flag operation, a group of Egyptian Jews were recruited by Israeli military intelligence for plans to plant bombs inside Egyptian, American and British-owned targets. The attacks were to be blamed on the Muslim Brotherhood, Egyptian Communists, "unspecified malcontents" or "local nationalists" with the aim of creating a climate of sufficient violence and instability to induce the British government to retain its occupying troops in Egypt's Suez Canal zone. The operation caused no casualties, except for those members of the cell who committed suicide after being captured. The operation became known as the Lavon Affair after the Israeli defense minister Pinhas Lavon, who was forced to resign because of the incident, or euphemistically as the Unfortunate Affair or The Bad Business (Hebrew: העסק ביש, HaEsek Bish or העסק הביש, HaEsek HaBish). After being denied for 51 years, the surviving agents were in 2005 officially honored with a certificate of appreciation by the Israeli President Moshe Katzav
The Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) (Arabic: لجان المقاومة الشعبية) are a coalition of various armed Palestinian factions that oppose the conciliatory approach adopted by the Palestinian Authority and Fatah towards Israel. Active in the Gaza Strip, the military wing of the PRC is the al-Naser Salah ad-Din Brigades.
Set up in late 2000 by former Fatah and Tanzim member Jamal Abu Samhadana, the PRC are composed primarily of ex-Fatah fighters and al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades members and are alleged by Israel to be inspired and financed by Hezbollah. The PRC specializes in planting roadside bombs and vehicle explosive charges - directed against military and civilian convoys in the Gaza Strip. The PRC is described as a terrorist organization by Israel and the United States. The group's military wing is known as the An-Nasser Salah Ad-Din Brigades.
The Popular Resistance Committee is an umbrella group made up of militants from different armed factions.
However fighters from the two groups have staged joint coordinated attacks in the past years and the PRC's leaders took similar political positions to that of Hamas regarding the Palestinian Authority's peace moves with Israel.
The New York Times published an editorial on Sunday criticizing the expected vote on Palestinian statehood at the United Nations in September, saying its “consequences could be profoundly damaging for all involved.”......
It argued only direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians could effectively revive the peace process. The best way of achieving such an outcome, it said, was for Washington to present a new outline for talks between the two with the backing of the international community.
Originally posted by TXRabbit
reply to post by xuenchen
Could this simply be the next Al-Qaeda? Seeing how we killed the boogeyman (aka. OBL), public opinion won't consider Al-Qaeda a threat worthy of spending trillions of dollars on but come up with a NEW threat - one we've been associating with terrorists for decades now, and hell. Open the bank-floodgates!edit on 19-8-2011 by TXRabbit because: spelign
This area is very heavily defended and monitored and these attackers would not have came through here unless they were allowed or had inside help.
It's so snake like as soon as Hamas denies responsibility they find another group to blame. They were 100% sure it was Hamas yesterday though.
How the hell do they get this info so quickly after the attack. This article came out shortly after.
Typical sneaky Israeli government.
This whole situation pretty much threw any UN recognized Palestinian state out the window.
Originally posted by CerBeRus666
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The thing is that your are assume a lot of things. Without knowing facts at all. So naturally you are wrong in several assumptions. For example
Israeli-Egyptian border is just as heavily defended as US-Mexico one. Meaning - it is not. There are few outposts,but in between there is huge desert without anything but ancient wire fence torn in numerous places. Refugees from Africa, Drugs and human trafficking is very common on this border, there are cases of Israelis wandering into Egypt without seeing any border posts. This is known to all and there is pressure on government to build real border but in several years only 40kms are built.
Who "they"? Journalists? Or Israeli officials? Since i failed to notice Israeli officials blaming Hamas directly. All they said was that attacks came from Gaza. And Israel struck in Gaza and did NOT strike any Hamas target.
Now this is a good question. One possible answer is that since several gunmen were killed near Israeli-Egyptian borders they could be identified if they were known to Israeli intelligence as Palestinians from Gaza. And since it is pretty easy to track path to Egyptian border which is few kilometers from the places of the attacks the conclusion is easy. My assumption, of course.
Aug 18 (Reuters) - The gunmen who killed at least six people in a series of attacks in southern Israel on Thursday came from the Gaza Strip and travelled through Egypt's Sinai desert to infiltrate into Israel, an Israeli official said. "They left Gaza through the south, went into the desert and came into Israel," the official said, referring to the Sinai peninsula on Gaza's border. Israel has a fortified border with Hamas-ruled Gaza and Palestinians there have at times used the Sinai as a conduit for arms and fighters
Biased much? Because it kind of shows, you know.