Hamas

Interim Findings of the Profile of Palestinians Who Carried Out Attacks in Judea and Samaria in the Current Terrorist Campaign* (September 14 – November 15, 2015)

Issued on 25/11/2015 Type Article
For the past two months, since the Jewish High Holidays in September, the Palestinians have been waging a terrorist campaign against Israel, which continues in full force. It can be considered to have begun with stones thrown at the car of Alexander Levlowitz near the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of Jerusalem on September 14, 2015, leading to his death. The campaign gathered steam with riots on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and spread to Israel, Judea and Samaria, and currently focuses on the city of Hebron and its surroundings.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 18 – 24, 2015)

Issued on 24/11/2015 Type Article
This past week there was an increase in the scope and severity of the Palestinian terrorist campaign which began on September 14, 2015. Three deadly attacks were carried out in Tel Aviv, Gush Etzion and on Route 443 between Modi'in and Jerusalem. Most of the attacks, including this past week, have been stabbing attacks in Judea, Samaria and Israel. There have also been shooting and vehicular attacks.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 11 – 17, 2015)

Issued on 17/11/2015 Type Article
This past week the wave of violence and terrorism continued, although with a slight reduction in quantity. Israel outlawed the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel. The Israeli minister of defense signed an order to confiscate the funds and property of 17 NGOs and institutions belonging to the Northern Branch.
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The 72 year-old terrorist who carried out a vehicular attack left a will expressing her desire to become a shaheeda (martyred woman). It provides additional evidence refuting Palestinian claims that she was "executed" by the IDF.

Issued on 11/11/2015 Type Article
On November 6, 2015, a 72 year-old Palestinian woman tried to run over an IDF soldier standing under the Halhul bridge (north of Hebron). IDF soldiers stationed at the roadblock saw a vehicle racing towards one of the soldiers under the bridge. They shot at the vehicle. The driver was wounded and evacuated to a hospital, where she died. There were no IDF casualties. A knife was found in a bag inside the car.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 4 – 10, 2015)

Issued on 10/11/2015 Type Article
This past week the wave of Palestinian violence and terrorism continued with stabbing and vehicular attacks in Judea and Samaria. Incitement for terrorist attacks continues. Most of it (especially on the social networks) focuses on encouraging stabbing and vehicular attacks. This past week a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 28 – November 3, 2015)

Issued on 03/11/2015 Type Article
This past week the current wave of Palestinian violence and terrorism that began a month and a half ago continued. At the beginning of the week there was an increase in stabbing attacks in the Hebron region that mainly targeted Israeli security forces. The wave of terrorist attacks continues to be carried out by lone young Palestinians who are ready to risk their lives to carry out attacks from which the chances of returning unharmed are very low.
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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.