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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 7 – 21, 2014)

Issued on 21/10/2014 Type Article
Israel's south remains quiet. There were violent clashes on the Temple Mount during the High Holidays between Palestinians rioters and the Israeli security forces. Senior Hamas figures incited the residents of Judea and Samaria and Israeli Arabs to confront the Israeli security forces. Hamas spokesmen stated that the indirect negotiations in Cairo would be renewed at the end of October. They said they were determined to construct air and sea ports and would not compromise.
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Examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge - Part Six*

Issued on 07/10/2014 Type Article
This document is the sixth in a series of publications of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), as part of a project examining the names of the Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge. The project’s goal is to determine which of the fatalities are terrorist operatives and which are non-involved civilians, and to examine the ratio between them.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict October 1 – 6, 2014 *

Issued on 06/10/2014 Type Base document
This past week Israel's south remained quiet. Senior Hamas figure Mahmoud al-Zahar claimed that after the Eid al-Adha holiday (October 7, 2014) the Egyptian mediator would determine a date for renewing the negotiations with Israel. Ismail Haniya, delivered a sermon for Eid al-Adha in which he explicitly clarified Hamas would refuse to disarm and would continue developing weapons until Palestine had been liberated from "the Israeli occupation.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 23 – 30, 2014)

Issued on 30/09/2014 Type Article
Israel's south remains quiet. Rioting continues in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. In Hebron, two of the terrorist operatives who abducted and murdered the three Israeli youths in June were killed in an exchange of fire with IDF forces. On September 24, 2014, indirect negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians were renewed in Cairo. Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestinian Authority (PA), gave a speech before the UN General Assembly.
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Hamas-affiliated media report: the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades has begun establishing a "popular army" for the next confrontation with Israel.

Issued on 30/09/2014 Type Article
The Hamas-affiliated media recently reported that the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades was planning to establish what it called a "popular army." According to the reports, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades was recruiting as many civilian volunteers as possible, regardless of age.
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Examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge - Part Five*

Issued on 22/09/2014 Type Article
This information bulletin is the fifth in a series of publications of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), as part of a project examining the names of the Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge.
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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.