uncertain who assassinated him, people think it was Hezbollah it was a game changer within Lebanese politics because he was a strong politician in 2006, Hezbollah crossed into Israel, issues a convoy, captures Israeli soldiers Israel retaliated with disproportionate force Destroyed a lot of infrastructure that made it difficult for troops to move around and Iranian military supplies to stop Hezbollah 2006 and 2007 Hamas won a very big margin in the Palestinian council Fatah did not do a good job running their campaign Won a democratic electoral victory where they become the leaders and majority in the legislative council Abbas and the US, Israel, EU, Jordan, Russia refused to recognize the election 2007 civil war within Palestinian territories Hamas took over Gaza strip In the West Bank, Fatah is given a lot more support Become a Western puppet Operation Cast Lead Israel went in militarily to try and demolish Hamas headquarters Somewhat successful: Hurt Hamas’s supplies Received external criticism for killing and harming civilians
Israeli Political Developments 2000 Barak in power Labor Party – coalition with the religious right 2001- Sharon 2003- Sharon Likud with Labor Known as Mr. Security 2005 – Sharon creates Kadima Centrist party with Likkud Means forward 2006 – Omert Kadima party back in power Coalition with Labor 2009 – Netanyahu Likkud party Very strong right wing politician
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- Fall '07
- Hamas, Hezbollah