January 6, 2006:
For the next few months, until new Israeli leadership is established, things will probably run on automatic. Israeli security forces will continue to go after key people in Palestinian terrorist organizations. The war with the terrorists will most likely intensify. Any new Israeli leader will have to deal with Palestinian terrorists still determined to destroy Israel, and a Palestinian government that still teaches it's school students that Jews must be driven from the Middle East.
January 4, 2006: Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon suffered a massive brain hemorrhage and is not expected to recover well enough to continue leading the country.
January 2, 2006: Palestinian terrorists are not only attacking Israel with rockets and gunfire, but are also clashing with Palestinian Authority police and other terrorist groups. The terrorist groups refuse to stop their attacks on Israel, or to disarm. The terrorists demand a share of the billions of dollars donated to the Palestinians each year. Increasingly, the terrorist gangs are invading Palestinian Authority offices, intimidating staff, and demanding jobs and money. One group of terrorists cut holes in the border wall between Gaza and Egypt, enabling people, goods, terrorists and weapons to come in from Egypt.
January 1, 2006: Palestinian gunmen are now shooting at Israeli troops patrolling the northern border of Gaza. Other Palestinian gunmen raided a building used by UN workers, ran the UN workers out and blew up part of the building, because the UN workers were drinking alcohol to celebrate the new year. Drinking alcohol is forbidden for devout Moslems.
December 31, 2005: Terror groups Islamic JIhad and the Al Aqsa Martyr's Brigade announced that their "truce" with Israel is over. Since October, Palestinian terrorists have launched three terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians during in the three month "truce".
December 30, 2005: Off duty Palestinian police, angry at the killing of one of their number by a powerful family militia, seized the main border crossing from Egypt to Gaza. After several hours, the angry cops were chased away. A British political activist and her parents were released by Palestinian kidnappers. The original killing occurred when the Palestinian family tried to get one of their members, held on drug charges, freed.