News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 12 – 16, 2017)

Issued on 18/07/2017 Type Article
Terrorist events this past week focused on the shooting attack from the Temple Mount compound (July 14, 2017) carried out by three Israeli Arabs from Umm al-Fahm (central Israel). Two Border Policemen stationed near the Lions' Gate were killed. The three terrorists fled to the region of the mosques and were shot and killed by Israeli security forces. In their possession were a Carl Gustav submachine gun, a hand gun and knives smuggled onto the Temple Mount.

Hamas constructs a buffer zone to secure its border with Egypt in response to a demand from the Egyptian regime.

Issued on 16/07/2017 Type Article
At the end of June 2017 the Hamas ministry of the interior and national security in the Gaza Strip began work on the foundations of a buffer zone between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.

Marwan Barghouti: Partner for Peace Negotiations or Terrorist?*

Issued on 13/07/2017 Type Article
This study examines the milestones in the life of Marwan Barghouti in an effort to reveal and analyzethe profound changes that occurred over the years within Fatah and in his positions regarding Israel.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 5 – 11, 2017)

Issued on 11/07/2017 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the combined vehicular-stabbing attack at the entrance to the village of Teqo'a (southeast of Bethlehem). The terrorist was shot and killed. An IDF soldier was wounded. On July 7, 2017, operatives of ISIS's Sinai Province carried out a large-scale attack on an Egyptian security forces' checkpoint in the village of el-Barth, southeast of Rafah.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 28 – July 4, 2017)

Issued on 04/07/2017 Type Article
On July 4, 2017, a terrorist attack in Jerusalem was probability prevented. The Palestinian media reported that the Palestinian Authority (PA) announced it would stop guaranteeing payments for patients leaving the Gaza Strip for medical treatment abroad. This past week construction began on a buffer zone between the Gaza Strip and Egypt.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 21 – 27, 2017)

Issued on 27/06/2017 Type Article
This past week a rocket was fired into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip; a Salafi jihadist network claimed responsibility. This past week the Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah crossing for tanker trucks carrying diesel fuel for the Gaza Strip power plant and the private sector. Palestinians continue to glorify shaheeds and prisoners who carried out murder.
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Information on Hamas
Hamas is a fundamentalist Sunni Muslim organization founded in the Gaza Strip in 1987 by members of the Muslim Brotherhood. It seeks to establish an Islamic state on the entire territory of the State of Israel and does not recognize Israel's right to exist.
The Hamas leadership has two branches: the internal leadership, which controls the de-facto Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip, responsible for the day-to-day activities of governing the Gaza Strip population; and the external leadership, Hamas' political bureau, located beyond the borders of the Gaza Strip (primarily in Syria). The external leadership maintains relations with various countries and bodies, and deals mainly with raising money and finding other resources for Hamas.
According to the Hamas charter, the document on which its policies and propaganda are based, the only way the movement can achieve its ends, i.e., the establishment of a fundamentalist Islamic state, is through an armed terrorist campaign to achieve the destruction Israel. Hamas' military-terrorist wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, carries out terrorist attacks against Israel, including rocket, mortar and suicide bombing attacks.
Hamas has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union.
Over the years Hamas has challenged the PLO and the Palestinian Authority, causing conflicts between the sides, culminating in June 2007 with Hamas' violent takeover of the Gaza Strip and the suppression of Fatah and the Palestinian Authority.