Israeli - Gaza Op


  1. The Human Spirit Underground in Ashkelon

Saturday - February 28, 2009:

  1. Palestinian factions to set up unity government
  2. Kassam strikes Sdot Negev region

Friday - February 27, 2009:

  1. Hamas, Fatah urged to end rift
  2. IAF strikes Rafah smuggling tunnels
  3. Rocket Hits Eshkol; Barak says Ceasefire on the Way

Thursday - February 26, 2009:

  1. Egyptian FM: Ceasefire already in effect
  2. IAF strikes hit 7 Philadelphi tunnels
  3. Olmert: We were hair's breadth away from peace with PA

Wednesday - February 25, 2009:

  1. Nothing to report this morning - most of the news concerning Israel pertains to the formation of a new government (see World News - Daily News).

Tuesday - February 24, 2009:

  1. Border tensions with Hamas mounting as Egypt finally cracks down on tunnels
  2. IDF Foils Kidnap Attempt at Gaza; Kassam Hits near Sderot

Monday - February 23, 2009:

  1. Abbas won't start peace talks from scratch
  2. Daily Rocket, Mortar Attacks Resume Against Israel
  3. Egypt opens Rafah crossing for 3 days
  4. Gazans fire mortar shells at IDF patrol
  5. Israel: Reports of Shalit Injuries Are 'Psychological Warfare'

Sunday - February 22, 2009:

  1. Arab League to probe Gaza war crimes allegations
  2. US has given green light for Hamas-Fatah gov't, PA says

Saturday - February 21, 2009:

  1. Abbas: We'll work with any government
  2. Gaza militias launch mortar barrage at IDF troops
  3. Negev Peppered with Rockets, Mortars
  4. PM: No transfer of goods to Gaza until Shalit released

Friday - February 20, 2009:

  1. 'European MPs met with Hamas leaders'
  2. Hamas: Egypt agrees with us, Israel impeding deal
  3. Israel: Hamas to decide if crossings open
  4. PA says Barghouti release could divide Fatah
  5. Qassams land near Sderot, Netivot
  6. Palestinians attack troops with mortars
  7. US Legislators Visit Gaza while Hamas is Back to its Old Tricks

Thursday - February 19, 2009:

  1. Hamas Rejects Demand to Put Shalit Before Ceasefire
  2. Peres I was wrong about disengagement

Wednesday - February 18, 2009:

  1. Arab Media- Hamas Will Free Shalit - For the Right Price
  2. Hamas blasts Olmert for linking Schalit to Gaza truce
  3. Hamas Stole Seven Tons of Weapons from UN in Gaza
  4. 'IDF weapon stockpile missing in Gaza'
  5. New Hamas Demand on Shalit: Presence at Egyptian Border
  6. PM: Gilad may not be free in my tenure
  7. Projectile fired from Gaza into Negev

Tuesday - February 17, 2009:

  1. Hamas says it may consider Israeli soldier's release
  2. IDF Bombs Weapons Tunnel; Arab Dead in 'Work Accident'
  3. Israel May Demand Deportation if Terrorists are Freed
  4. Livni: Give up half of 'Land of Israel'
  5. Rocket-making resumes in Gaza, as do attacks by the Israelis
  6. 'World duped by Hamas death count'

Monday - February 16, 2009:

  1. Abbas withholds salaries to pay Gazans hit by war
  2. Palestinian civil servants in West Bank strike to protest unpaid wages
  3. As if There Had Been No War: Hamas Smuggling Continues
  4. Britain arrests Gaza-bound terror suspects
  5. Hamas says 'breakthrough' made in ceasefire talks
  6. PM to Barak: Shalit first priority

Sunday - February 15, 2009:

  1. Egyptian sources: Shalit part of ceasefire deal
  2. Groups question Hamas on `extra-judicial' killings
  3. Hamas: Shalit stipulation just 'Israeli procrastination'
  4. Hamas Ups the Stakes, Attacks near Kibbutz Yavneh
  5. Mashaal denies hitch in truce talks
  6. PMO There will be no ceasefire until Schalit is released
  7. Roadside bomb, Grad rocket disrupt calm in south
  8. Weapons Smuggling in Tunnels Resumes despite Ceasefire

Saturday - February 14, 2009:

  1. Conflict bleeds Middle East dry
  2. Three rockets from Gaza Strip strike Israel
  3. Underground economy
  4. Hamas: Ceasefire Within 3 Days
  5. Hamas says truce imminent; Shalit may go free
  6. Hamas: Truce won't include Schalit
  7. IAF bombs arms manufacturing facilities
  8. Iranian ship had munitions supplies
  9. Israel: Gaza Crossings Will Wait for Gilad Shalit's Return
  10. Negev Wakes Up to Rocket Fire, No Injuries
  11. 'Talks held to finalize prisoner list'

Friday - February 13, 2009:

  1. Gaza Exports 25,000 Flowers to Europe
  2. Egypt arrests 40 smugglers on border
  3. IAF strikes Hamas facility in Khan Yunis

Thursday - February 12, 2009:

  1. 3 mortar shells land in Eshkol; no injuries
  2. Arab papers: Goodbye, peace
  3. Palestinians pessimistic after Israeli elections

Wednesday - February 11, 2009:

  1. Nothing to report this morning. All eyes have been on the elections in Israel - thus everything has been quiet.

Tuesday - February 10, 2009:

  1. Fatah Fears Hamas Election Landslide In Wake of Shalit Release
  2. Hamas regime's ceasefire demand Israel must leave it in power
  3. IDF foils terror attack on Gaza border
  4. PA: Hamas rockets are bid to sway Israeli election
  5. PA minister: Hamas wants instability
  6. Palestinian FM: Hamas attacks tied to elections
  7. Palestinian poll: Hamas support drops
  8. UNRWA to Hamas: 'It's Not Over Till It's Over'
  9. United Nations: Stolen Goods Returned, Aid to Continue
  10. 'Window of opportunity to free Gilad'

Monday - February 9, 2009:

  1. Gaza Sources: Long-Term Ceasefire Close, Shalit to be Freed
  2. Fatah leader assails Hamas stance on truce proposal
  3. Gaza rocket lands in southern Israel, no casualties
  4. Islamic Jihad: Man killed in IAF strike in northern Gaza Strip
  5. Near-Daily Round of Rocket Fire Resumes
  6. 'No reasonable solutions being offered'
  7. PA: Hamas converts hospitals into jails
  8. U.N. Increasingly Critical of Hamas, Softening on Israel

Sunday - February 8, 2009:

  1. Al-Zahar emerges from post-war hiding
  2. Gaza incursion sparks pandemic of anti-Semitism
  3. IAF bombs Gaza tunnels after 2 Kassams fired
  4. Olmert, Livni now ready to pay more for Schalit, officials say

Saturday - February 7, 2009:

  1. In Rafah, no light at the end of the tunnels
  2. Israel hands over aid from Lebanese ship to Gaza, deports crew
  3. Israel: UNRWA halting aid proves our position on Hamas is correct
  4. Turkey probes Israel on 'war crimes' in Gaza

Friday - February 6, 2009:

  1. 18 Month Ceasefire Draft Reportedly Agreed between Egypt, Hamas
  2. An economic joker
  3. Gilad to Cairo as truce talks collapse
  4. Hamas seeks clarification over Israel's stand on proposed truce
  5. Hamas to respond to truce proposals on Saturday official
  6. Hamas official: Ceasefire draft reached
  7. Hamas Returns from Cairo with Illegal Cash, No Deal
  8. IDF impounds Lebanese Gaza aid ship
  9. Israel impounds Lebanese aid boat
  10. Lebanese aid boat docks in Ashdod
  11. 'No probe for blatant Hamas war crimes'

Thursday - February 5, 2009:

  1. Abbas asks EU to send peacekeepers
  2. Gaza residents frustrated over Fatah and Hamas bickering
  3. Israeli leaders repeat warning of grave consequences if rocket fire persists
  4. Hamas Leader Out of Sight - Defense-Middle East
  5. UN says Hamas seized Gaza food aid and blankets

Wednesday - February 4, 2009:

  1. Grad hits Ashkelon, IAF strikes tunnels
  2. Hamas official to 'Post' Deal likely this week
  3. Hamas willing to tie Shalit to truce
  4. IAF Bombs Terrorists in Rafiah and Central Gaza
  5. Israel debating military response to Hamas after renewed rocket attacks
  6. Israel responds to rocket attack on Ashkelon

Tuesday - February 3, 2009:

  1. Cairo talks foundering
  2. Mubarak and Abbas to discuss Hamas in Cairo
  3. Hamas Chief Reveals Iran Played 'Big Role' in Gaza War
  4. Hamas official: Deal likely this week
  5. Hamas leader praises Iran for help in Gaza fight
  6. Hamas Shells Israel Twice; IAF Bombs Car, Kills One
  7. Hamas to take Israel to court over Gaza attack
  8. IDF troops foil West Bank terror attack
  9. Int'l Criminal Court at The Hague Considers 'War Crimes' Charges
  10. Israel Warns Of 'Fierce and Disproportionate' Response Against Hamas
  11. No to the reconstruction of Gaza

Monday - February 2, 2009:

  1. Abbas: Hamas must accept my authority
  2. 'Civilians killed outside, not inside, UNRWA school'
  3. Despite Rocket Attacks, Aid to Gaza Flows
  4. Fatah Claims Credit for Rocket Fire on W. Negev
  5. Gazans tell Israeli investigators of Hamas abuses
  6. Cypriot ship saga gets more complex
  7. Hamas leaders in Tehran seeking support
  8. Hamas said to agree to 1-year truce
  9. IAF strikes 6 targets in central, south Gaza
  10. IAF strikes Gaza as cease-fire deal takes shape in Cairo
  11. IDF warns Rafah residents to evacuate
  12. Iran tells Hamas: Be ready for fresh Israeli attacks
  13. Mashaal to meet Ahmadinejad in Teheran
  14. MI: Hamas upholding truce; others aren't

Sunday - February 1, 2009:

  1. Claims that IDF shelled UNRWA school exposed as false
  2. Egypt installs tunnel-detection devices along Philadelphi
  3. Hamas Rockets Return to Ashkelon; PA Terrorists Hit Samaria
  4. Olmert reveals peace plan to US envoy Mitchell

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