Fighting Terrorism

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 21 – 26, 2013)

Issued on 26/02/2013 Type Article
On the morning of February 26, 2013, a rocket hit was identified south of the Israeli city of Ashqelon. This past week Palestinians continued rioting to show solidarity with the terrorist operatives imprisoned in Israeli jails, leading to confrontations with the Israeli security forces.

Admission of a Hezbollah operative asked to collect information about sites frequented by Israeli tourists and their transportation made public by Cyprus.

Issued on 21/02/2013 Type Article
On February 20, 2013, Cyprus made public the written admission of Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, read into the court record at his trial in Limassol

Argentina and Iran have agreed to hold a joint investigation of the terrorist attack on the Jewish Community Center (AMIA) building in Buenos Aires

Issued on 18/02/2013 Type Article
Argentina and Iran have agreed to hold a joint investigation of the terrorist attack on the Jewish Community Center (AMIA) building in Buenos Aires in 1994. They have done so even though the formal investigation conducted by the Argentinian authorities clearly indicated Iran and Hezbollah's culpability.

The report issued by Bulgaria about the terrorist attack in Burgas clearly indicates that Hezbollah was involved in its planning and execution.

Issued on 07/02/2013 Type Article
On February 5 2013, approximately seven months after the terrorist attack in Burgas, Bulgaria issued a report of the results of its investigation of the event.

Bulgaria reportedly issues an account accusing Hezbollah of the terrorist attack in Burgas

Issued on 05/02/2013 Type Article
According to reports based on an article in the Wall Street Journal this past week, this week Bulgaria is expected to release a report about its investigation of the terrorist attack in Burgas.

The President of the United States Recently Signed into Law a Bill Dealing with American Activity to Limit Iranian Influence in the Western Hemisphere

Issued on 30/12/2012 Type Article
On December 29, 2012 President Barack Obama signed into law a bill called The Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012, which deals with the steps the United States will take “To provide for a comprehensive strategy to counter Iran's growing hostile presence and activity in the Western Hemisphere...” (ITIC emphasis).
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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.