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Friday, March 28, 2008

News briefs

Rocket hits Kibbutz pre-school
A Kassam rocket fired by 'Palestinian' terrorists hit the wall of a pre-school of one of the Kibbutzim in the Sha'ar HaNegev district this morning. Fortunately, the teacher had just evacuated the children so no one was hurt. The teacher and a parent of one of the children suffered from shock, and the building was damaged. (Aggregated from

Hamas asks Arab summit to back armed struggle against Israel
Hamas leaders say "only fighting and holy war works with [Israel];" call 2002 Saudi peace initiative a "burden" on Palestinians.

"Radicalization" noted in Fatah

Today, influential elements within Fatah openly reject the possibility of a two-state solution. These include up-and-coming leaders in the West Bank - such as Ziad Abu Ein. Analysts are also noting the increasing prevalence of Islamic theological motifs in the symbols used by armed Fatah factions. Such Fatah-associated forces as the Abu Rish Brigades in Gaza and the Brigades of the Return now openly speak the language of political Islam. –
Jonathan Spyer. Senior research fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya. In Ha’Aretz