The Gaza Strip One Year after Operation Protective Edge: An Overview

Issued on 16/07/2015 Type Article
This study examines the activities of the terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip during the year since Operation Protective Edge, especially Hamas.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 8 –14, 2015)

Issued on 14/07/2015 Type Article
This past week Israel's south was quiet. In Judea and Samaria "popular resistance" terrorism and violence continued (stone-throwing and Molotov cocktail attacks). On July 8, 2015, Hamas' military-terrorist wing held a military display in Gaza City on the eve of the first anniversary of Operation Protective Edge.

Estimate of the number of Hamas operatives killed in Operation Protective Edge (Part Eleven) *

Issued on 13/07/2015 Type Article
This document is the eleventh in a series of publications of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), examining the names of the Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge.

Spotlight on Iran (June 28 – July 12, 2015)

Issued on 12/07/2015 Type Article
n marked annual World Jerusalem Day, intended to show Iranian and global Muslim support for the Palestinian cause and the "liberation of Jerusalem." Iran exploits Jerusalem Day for strong anti-Israeli propaganda and incitement. According to a senior Iranian official, Iran is prepared for direct war in Iraq if ISIS advances towards the sites holy to Shi'a Islam.

Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 2-8, 2015)

Issued on 08/07/2015 Type Article
The main event of the week was a combined attack carried out on July 1, 2015, by operatives of ISIS’s Sinai province against the Egyptian security forces. This attack has proved that ISIS’s operatives in the Sinai Peninsula possess considerable operational capabilities. Two days after the attack (July 3, 2015), operatives of ISIS’s Sinai province fired three rockets at the western Negev.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 1 –7, 2015)

Issued on 07/07/2015 Type Article
This past week events focused on three rockets fired into the western Negev from the Sinai Peninsula. They were launched by the Supporters of Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis), ISIS's Sinai Province. In Judea and Samaria the wave of "popular resistance" (i.e., popular terroris) attacks continued, manifested by Molotov cocktails, thrown stones and apparent arson attacks attacking natural forest growths in the Jerusalem region.
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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.