Israeli counter-terror operations continue in
the West Bank, and continue to stop Palestinian terrorists from getting into
Israel. Most of the terrorist cells in the West Bank are run by groups
affiliated with Fatah.
March 27, 2007: The Lebanese government continues to be
stalemated because the pro-Hizbollah/Syria minority has blocked most legislative
activity. Neither side is strong enough to defeat the other, either politically
March 26, 2007: Israel has agreed to resume peace talks with
the Palestinians, but only for show. As long as Hamas is a partner in the
Palestinian government, and maintains its goal of destroying Israel, Israel
sees no hope of a peace deal. The Arab world wants Israel to make peace by
giving back all the Palestinian territory conquered in 1967, but no one will
provide guarantees that this will not just give the Palestinians more
capabilities to make attacks on Israel. Hamas, for example, has proclaimed this
as its official strategy.
March 25, 2007: In Lebanon, the UN refuses to move against
Hizbollah or Syria to stop the movement of weapons from Syrian into Hizbollah
territory. The UN also criticizes continued Israeli air reconnaissance of the
Syrian border, where evidence of the weapons smuggling is collected.
March 23, 2007: Palestinian terrorists continue to fire
rockets into Israel, despite the cease fire that forbids it. Four rockets
landed in southern Israel today.
March 22, 2007: Gang and militia warfare continues to rule
the streets of Gaza. Neither Fatah nor Hamas can muster sufficient armed
strength to police Gaza, so each neighborhood is run by a local strongman, or
contested by two or more armed groups.