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What is the history of Israel in the Gaza Strip? Who are the people who lived in the Gaza Strip and were affected by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Gaza Disengagement Plan? Read about Qassam rockets fired into Israel from Gaza and the IDF Operation Summer Rains in Gaza.
Political-Security Cabinet Communique
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.
Israel's Rescue of Gilad Shalit from his Hamas Kidnappers
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 from Gaza - Israel's Social Divide
Israel's evacuation of Gaza highlights the serious divide between religious and secular Israelis.
Disengagement: The People of the Gaza Strip
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?
Gaza Disengagement: The History of the Gaza Strip
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?
Map of the Gaza Strip
This map of Gaza from infoplease.com highlights the main sites in the Strip, which makes it easier to understand the news.
Map of the Gaza Strip - 1999
The University of Texas provides this detailed CIA map of the Gaza Strip from March 1999.
Map of the Gaza Strip - 2005
The University of Texas provides a post-Israeli Disengagement map of the Gaza Strip.
CIA: The World Factbook - 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...
All About Hamas
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?
What is Hamas?
Hamas is a militant anti-­peace process organization bent on Israel's total destruction and the establishment of a Palestinian State in Israel’s place.
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