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This week, ISIS suffered two additional blows in the strategically important Iraq-Syria-Jordan tri-border area. The city of Rutba and the Al-Tanf border crossing are of major importance because they control the main route leading from Baghdad to Damascus and Jordan. ISIS, on its part, has increased its terrorist attacks against Shiite targets in Baghdad.
Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 11-18, 2016)
This report analyzes fifteen schoolbooks from the subjects of history and national education ranging from school Grades 1 to 9, including texts, charts, photographs, illustrations, and maps. It examines what is in the textbooks and what is not. The books were introduced into the Palestinian educational system between 2000 and 2005, and reprinted between 2011 and 2014. They were all still in use at the beginning of 2016 in Palestinian Authority (PA) and UNRWA schools in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. All content was determined by the PA. The principles and guidelines of UNESCO's Education Strategy 2014-2021 were used as guiding criteria for the analysis.
About the Report of the Mideast Freedom Forum Study of Palestinian Authority Textbooks By Brigadier General (Ret.) Amos Gilboa *
ISIS continues to face military pressure in Iraq and Syria: In Iraq, a campaign for the liberation of Fallujah has begun. ISIS’s response to the pressure it is facing is to increase its terrorist attacks and guerrilla warfare in Syria and Iraq. With the approach of the month of Ramadan, ISIS mounted an extensive propaganda campaign that focused on threats of carrying out attacks against Western countries (the US and Europe) and against Israel and the Jews.
Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 19-25, 2016)
This week as well, attacks continued on ISIS’s strongholds in Syria, Iraq and Libya, so far with no significant changes on the ground In the US, a mass-murder terrorist attack was carried out, the most serious attack in its history (49 dead). The attack was carried out by an American citizen from an Afghan family, who was apparently inspired by ISIS; In France, a senior police officer and his partner were murdered in their home by a radical Islamic operative from a Moroccan family, who was also inspired by ISIS
Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 9 - 15, 2016)

Offensive against the Syrian City of Manbij May Be the Beginning of a Campaign to Liberate the Area near the Syrian-Turkish Border from ISIS

Issued on 22/06/2016 Type Article
On May 31, 2016, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-dominated military alliance supported by the United States, initiated a campaign to liberate the northern Syrian city of Manbij from ISIS. Manbij lies west of the Euphrates, about 35 kilometers (about 22 miles) south of the Syrian-Turkish border.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 16 - 22, 2016)

Issued on 22/06/2016 Type Article
This week as well, attacks on major cities controlled by ISIS in Syria, Iraq and Libya continued. On these three fronts, ISIS now faces the possibility of losing outposts of considerable importance in both military terms and in terms of public relations. In order to alleviate the severe pressure that ISIS is under, and in light of the major impact of the terrorist attacks in the US and France, ISIS has launched a media campaign calling on Muslims worldwide to carry out terrorist attacks.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 15 – 21, 2016)

Issued on 21/06/2016 Type Article
This past week Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip were relatively quiet. While the decline in serious terrorist attacks continues, popular terrorism persists. Palestinians threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles on Route 443 between Jerusalem and Modi'in, damaging ten of them. A Palestinian youth was shot and killed, apparently by mistake, by an IDF force deployed to the scene. The IDF Military Police launched an investigation.
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Spotlight on Iran* (June 6-19, 2016)

Issued on 19/06/2016 Type Article
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps suffered heavy losses in Syria.
Ali-Akbar Velayati, international advisor to the supreme leader, said the political-military balance in Syria was changing in favor of the Syrian government and its allies. The Iranian foreign minister said that Qassem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC's Qods Force, was currently in Iraq acting as a military advisor. Iran condemned the shooting attack in Orlando, Florida, without mentioning it had occurred in a gay nightclub.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 9 - 15, 2016)

Issued on 15/06/2016 Type Article
This week as well, attacks continued on ISIS’s strongholds in Syria, Iraq and Libya, so far with no significant changes on the ground In the US, a mass-murder terrorist attack was carried out, the most serious attack in its history (49 dead). The attack was carried out by an American citizen from an Afghan family, who was apparently inspired by ISIS; In France, a senior police officer and his partner were murdered in their home by a radical Islamic operative from a Moroccan family, who was also inspired by ISIS
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 8 – 14, 2016)

Issued on 14/06/2016 Type Article
On June 8, 2016, two Palestinians terrorists carried out a shooting attack in a restaurant in a popular shopping and entertainment complex in the heart of Tel Aviv. In accordance with instructions from the political leadership, the Israeli security forces razed the house in Yatta of the Palestinian terrorist who murdered Dafna Meir on her doorstep on the village of Otniel on January 17, 2016. Hamas' military-terrorist wing announced the opening of registration for its summer camps in the Gaza Strip, expected to start in the middle of July, at the end of the Muslim religious month of Ramadan
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