Sunday, September 23, 2018

Comments on B’Tselem’s Civilian Casualty Estimates in Operation Cast Lead

…. Israel has very little choice other than to carry on with its military operations until it reaches the conclusion it needs which is to stop Hamas from firing rockets at its people in its...

Fatah Conference: August 2009: A Major Opportunity Denied

Many well-informed persons are unaware of this Fatah constitution. And many of those who are familiar with it believe it is an anachronism: That is, as Fatah itself has changed, post-Oslo, its original constitution, which...

UNRWA:Its Role in Gaza

In December 2008, after seven years of Hamas and other terrorist groups launching rockets and mortar shells from Gaza at civilians in the south of Israel, Hamas announced that a six-month temporary ceasefire—during which...

Inside I’LAM – Media Center for Arab Palestinians in Israel

I'lam (pronounced E'e'lam): Media Center for Arab Palestinians in Israel is a non-profit, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO number 5803556001 based in Nazareth, Israel. Its aim is to promote civic equality within the public domain and...

UNRWA in Gaza and Terrorist Organizations A Cooperative Relationship

The UNRWA teachers’ union in the Gaza Strip has close to 7,000 members, the civil service sector has about 2,000 and the general UNRWA workers number about 1,500. Elections are held once every three years to...

Gaza Rocket, Mortar Attacks Continue

Gaza terror organizations continued over the weekend to fire Kassam rockets and mortar shells on the western Negev communities. Nine rockets and 13 mortar shells were lobbed into Israeli territory on Saturday. Ten more...

UNRWA: Overview and Policy Critique

UNRWA – the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees – was founded as a humanitarian agency but has subordinated its role as a service provider to a political agenda. It is the only UN...

On-going Evidence of Fatah Immoderation

The Center for Near East Policy Research has done a series of reports monitoring the failure of Fatah, the controlling party of the Palestinian Authority, and PA president Mahmoud Abbas to demonstrate genuine moderation. This issue has...

Fatah as “Moderate” A Hard Look Post-Annapolis

This comes four months after the release of the primary report: “Fatah as ‘Moderate’” - seen at http://israelbehindthenews.com/pdf/ModerateFatah.pdf. The fully documented update that follows this summary examines a marked pattern of incidents – statements and actions by...

Bracing for Collapse: Abbas Loses Control in PA Areas

The Palestinian Authority is quietly bracing for the prospect of collapse amid the unprecedented violence by members of the ruling Fatah movement. PA leaders have acknowledged that they cannot stem the chaos in Palestinian areas or...