In response to the abduction of Cpl. Gilad Shalit and the firing of Kassam rockets in Israel (including a school in Ashkelon), Israel's Political-Security Cabinet released the following Communique.
How is Israel responding to the Hamas cross-border attack and kidnapping of Cpl. Gilad Shalit? After diplomatic efforts to secure Shalit's release failed, the IDF launched Operation Summer Rains in an effort to rescue Gilad Shalit from his Hamas kidnappers, while also ending Kassam rocket attacks on Israel citizens and territory by Palestinian terrorists.
Israel's evacuation of Gaza highlights the serious divide between religious and secular Israelis.
Who are the people who live in the Gaza Strip who will be directly affected by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Gaza Disengagement Plan?
What is the history of Israel in the Gaza Strip? How has Israel gotten herself into a situation where Disengagment from Gaza is so complicated and painful?
This map of Gaza from infoplease.com highlights the main sites in the Strip, which makes it easier to understand the news.
The University of Texas provides this detailed CIA map of the Gaza Strip from March 1999.
The University of Texas provides a post-Israeli Disengagement map of the Gaza Strip.
The CIA site offers a general map of the Gaza Strip and a basic profile which includes details such as location, climate, population...
Hamas is a fundamentalist Islamic organization that won the Palestinian general elections in January 2006. Why did the Palestinian people vote for Hamas? What does the United States and Israel think of Hamas?
Hamas is a militant anti-peace process organization bent on Israel's total destruction and the establishment of a Palestinian State in Israels place.