Fighting Terrorism

Three Arab residents of East Jerusalem were recently indicted for planning terrorist attacks for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Exploiting their freedom of movement in Israel, they were part of a plan to carry out a suicide bombing attack in Jerusalem.

Issued on 07/11/2007 Type Article
On November 1, 2007, an indictment was filed by the Jerusalem district attorney’s office against three residents of East Jerusalem who had been detained by the Israeli security forces at the end of 2006. Two were Mamoun Abu Tir, 19, and Atallah Abu Tir, 20, both residents of Um Tuba in southeast Jerusalem. The third was Sayid Amira, 20, a resident of Sur Baher in south Jerusalem.

The detention and rush release of terrorists: the revolving door policy under Arafat

Issued on 24/10/2007 Type Article
It was recently revealed that the Palestinian Authority released three terrorist operatives who planned to assassinate Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert during a visit to Jericho in late June 2007 (which in the end was cancelled). The three, members of the Palestinian security services and Fatah-Tanzim, were released after a few months’ detention despite the fact that during interrogation it was discovered that they planned to shoot at the prime minister’s convoy. Two of the three were recently detained again by the Palestinian security services after Israel lodged protests.

The Palestinian Authority released (and again detained) terrorists who planned to assassinate the Israeli Prime Minister on his way to a meeting in Jericho (in late June, 2007)

Issued on 23/10/2007 Type Article
At the government meeting held on Sunday, October 21, 2007, Israeli Security Agency chief Yuval Diskin revealed that the PA had released three previously detained terrorist operatives belonging to a squad which had planned to assassinate the Israeli prime minister.

The Threat of Maritime Terrorism to Israel

Issued on 02/10/2007 Type Article
Maritime Terrorism has become a buzzword among security experts over the past seven years. Incidents such as the attacks on USS Cole (October 2000) and MV Limburg (October 2002) demonstrated in the most graphic and chilling way the vulnerability of maritime transportation infrastructures, of both military and merchant shipping.

A suicide bombing attack in Tel Aviv was prevented by the detention of a Hamas operative which led to the discovery of an explosive belt

Issued on 24/09/2007 Type Article
A suicide bombing attack in Tel Aviv was prevented by the detention of a Hamas operative which led to the discovery of an explosive belt hidden in the southern part of the city. Its existence was revealed by an intensive security forces operation in Nablus.

Israeli security forces detained a Hamas terrorist operative in the Ramallah region suspected of planning a shooting attack against Israeli tourists in Amman in 2005.

Issued on 18/09/2007 Type Article
On July 31, 2007, Israeli security forces and the IDF detained Hisham Hader Shakr, 25, a Hamas operative from the village of ‘Ein Arik (west of Ramallah). An Israeli Security Agency interrogation revealed that at the beginning of 2005, when he was in Jordan, he, along with Shadi Daba’a, both activists in the Muslim Brotherhood, made plans to attack Israeli tourists in Jordan.
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Information on Fighting Terrorism
One of the global challenges today is the war on terrorism. There are a variety of means and methods available to the war on terrorism, one of which is conventional military force.
There are other approaches to the war on terrorism beyond the military, such as preventing financing, enforcing laws, using political and economic measures to cut organizations off from their supporters, and infiltrating counterterrorism agents into terrorist organizations in order to expose them.
There are a variety of entities involved in the war on terrorism, among them military, internal security, judicial and economic bodies. Many states have established units especially to fight terrorism, whose duties include counterterrorism and fighting in real time.
Science and technology can also help in the war on terrorism because the global terrorism environment is constantly changing and the terrorist organizations become more sophisticated as they exploit technical innovations to increase their threat.