Report on Israeli Settlement in the Occupied Territories Vol 19 #1


Israel’s assault on Gaza, after the breakdown of a six month cease-fire with Hamas, offers the most recent evidence of the breakdown of the diplomatic process ushered in by the Oslo agreements in 1993 and the declining prospect of a peace agreement based upon its principles.  The focus of the Israel Palestine conflict is now centered on the Gaza Strip, and on the contentious relationship between Israel and Hamas.