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Seven Months of Popular Palestinian Terrorism- The Current Situation (Updated April 14, 2016)

Issued on 17/04/2016 Type Article
This study is an interim summary of the Palestinian popular c campaign, currently concluding its seventh month. The campaign was triggered by a slogan falsely claiming that "Al-Aqsa mosque is in danger."
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 6 – 12, 2016)

Issued on 12/04/2016 Type Article
During the past few weeks (since the end of March) there has been a significant drop in the intensity and severity of the current Palestinian terrorist campaign. According to a report issued by the Israel Security Agency there was a decrease in the number of terrorist attacks during March compared with February. However, it is still too early to state whether the Palestinian terrorist campaign is losing momentum of its own accord or if the decrease in the number of attacks is temporary.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 30 – April 5, 2016)

Issued on 05/04/2016 Type Article
The Palestinian terrorist campaign that began over half a year ago continues with increasing and decreasing levels of intensity. At the end of March-beginning of April there was a perceptible decrease in its intensity and extent. However, it is still too early to say if that is a trend or merely temporary. Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman, was interviewed by Israel's Channel 2 TV station. The interview was aimed directly at the Israeli public over the heads of the Israeli political leadership.
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Inculcating Hatred and Violence for Israel in the Palestinian Educational System: The Rudolf Walther School in Deir al-Balah, as a Case Study*

Issued on 05/04/2016 Type Article
At the end of March 2016 the Hamas-affiliated Shihab News Agency issued a video showing a Palestinian teacher indoctrinating school children with hatred for Israel and support for an armed struggle against it. The teacher used the letters of the Arabic alphabet as a didactic tool to teach them "the fundamental Palestinian national principles" even before they learn to read.
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Hamas' Response to the Egyptian Demand to Sever Its Relations with the Muslim Brotherhood Following Strong Egyptian Pressure on Hamas

Issued on 31/03/2016 Type Article
On March 6, 2016, Magdy Abdel Ghaffar, the Egyptian minister of the interior, held a press conference where he accused Hamas of involvement in the assassination of Hisham Barakat, the Egyptian attorney general. Egypt alleged the assassination was carried out by the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Recent Video Shows Palestinian School Children Subjected to Anti-Israel Indoctrination

Issued on 30/03/2016 Type Article
The Hamas-affiliated Shihab news agency recently posted a video to its Facebook page entitled "The Palestinian Alphabet." The video, which was uploaded to YouTube, shows a class of young Palestinian children being indoctrinated with "the fundamental Palestinian national principles" before they learn the Arabic alphabet.
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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.