Jerusalem continues as a focus for Palestinian terrorism as the lull arrangement in the Gaza Strip continues. A terrorist cell of East Jerusalem residents was recently uncovered. It was behind two shooting attacks in 2008 in which two policemen were killed, and planned to carry out a series of attacks in Jerusalem and elsewhere. In Judea and Samaria as well, light arms fire, stabbings and attacks involving vehicles continue.
Palestinian Authority chairman Abu Mazen visited the United States , meeting with President Bush and attending UN General Assembly and Security Council deliberations. He said that the Palestinians would continue the with the peace process and did not want another armed uprising ( intifada ). He again represented Israel as an obstacle to peace, ignoring the continuation of terrorist attack in Jerusalem , Judea and Samaria .
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