Fighting Terrorism

Do "suicide bombers" really commit suicide? *

Issued on 04/11/2012 Type Article
This article applies a psychological approach to explore and to explain the behavior of Palestinian terrorists who blow themselves up in the light of their own words.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 24-30, 2012)

Issued on 30/10/2012 Type Article
This past week terrorism events focused on the new round of escalation in southern Israel, during which 105 rockets and an estimated 12 mortar shells hit Israeli territory. Hamas and the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) claimed responsibility for most of the rocket launchings.

Implications of the death of Hisham Saidani, a top global jihad operative in the Gaza Strip, who died in a targeted killing carried out by the IDF

Issued on 18/10/2012 Type Article
On the night of October 12-13, as part of the IDF’s counter-terrorism activities, an Israeli Air Force aircraft attacked two motorcyclists in the Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 1-7, 2012)

Issued on 07/08/2012 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the prevention of a mass-casualty attack in the region of the Kerem Shalom crossing. The attack was carried out by a group of terrorists affiliated with the global jihad. They commandeered two Egyptian APCs after killing at least 16 Egyptian soldiers, and drove them toward the Kerem Shalom crossing. Both APCs were destroyed by the IDF and an estimated eight terrorist operatives were killed. One of the APCs was found to contain a large quantity of explosives and six of the terrorists had explosive belts strapped to their bodies.

Escalation in Rocket Fire in the South (Update No. 2) (1300 hours, June 21, 2012)

Issued on 21/06/2012 Type Article
On June 20 rocket and mortar shell fire into Israeli territory intensified, with 70 rocket hits identified during the day. Most of the rockets landing in the western Negev. Seven additional hits were identified on the morning of June 21. Since the beginning of the current round of escalation, so far 125 rockets have landed in the Israel's south.

Escalation in Rocket Fire in the South (Update No. 1)

Issued on 20/06/2012 Type Article
During the past few days rocket fire attacks on Israel have escalated. Between June 18 and 1300 hours on June 29 a total of 57 rockets fell in Israeli territory. Most of them fell in the western Negev; one landed between Ofakim and Beersheba. A rocket landed close to a Border Police vehicle in the Ashqelon area, wounding 11 Border Policemen. The IDF continues its attacks on terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian media reported that six operatives were killed in the Israeli attacks.
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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.