Palestinian terrorists have violated the truce at least once a
day, by firing rockets from Gaza into Israel. Since the truce went into effect,
at least eleven rockets have been fired, plus one that exploded as it was being
fired. The Palestinian political factions themselves have halted negotiations
to form a stable Palestinian government. Fatah and Hamas cannot agree on who
will control the police (Interior Ministry) and money (Finance Ministry.)
has offered to release the Israeli soldier they captured last June, in return
for the release of 1,400 Palestinians (most held on terrorism charges.)
30, 2006:In Lebanon, Hizbollah has called for a mass demonstration in the
capital tomorrow. The demonstrators are urged to call for a new government, one
that is more cooperative with Syria and Iran.
the West Bank, Palestinian and Israeli police raided a bomb factory. In
addition to explosives and suicide bomber belts, they found children's toys
rigged as bombs.
Gaza, someone set off a bomb at the entrance to an Arab owned bank.
29, 2006: Palestinian terrorists caused a large explosion in northern
Gaza, as the result of a large rocket they were trying to launch, instead
exploded. The noise was heard over a wide area.
will allow a thousand armed Palestinians from Jordan (the "Badr
Brigade"), who are loyal to Palestinian Authority president Abbas, to
travel to Gaza and help with security. Israel has also bee accused of providing
weapons to Abbas followers, who are opposed to Hamas.