Arab States Weekly Review November 10th – 16th 2012

The head of Hamas’ military wing, Ahmad Jabar, was killed in an Israeli air strike. The Israeli security service claimed Jabar was responsible for all terrorist actions launched from Gaza n the past decade. A barrage of rockets was fired from Gaza in revenge.

The Palestinians said they would formally apply for enhanced observer status at the United Nations during a meeting of the General Assembly on November 29th. A large majority is likely to say yes.

A series of bomb blasts killed two foreign workers in Bahrain. The official news agency blamed terrorists for the attacks.

Increases in fuel prices sparked demonstrations and calls for a general strike in Amman, Jordan. There was a rare show of public anger directed at the monarchy.

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