Operation Protective Edge – Update No. 9 (As of 1200 hours, July 12, 2014)

Issued on 21/07/2014 Type Article
The current focus of the ground operation is Shejaiya, a densely-populated neighborhood in the eastern part of Gaza City.

Weapons Caches in Houses of Terrorist Operatives in the Gaza Strip: The Case Study of Ibrahim al-Shawaf, Senior PIJ Commander

Issued on 17/07/2014 Type Article
During Operation Protective Edge the IDF has attacked the houses of terrorist operatives where weapons were stored and where military-terrorist activities were carried out. One of them was the house of senior PIJ terrorist operative Ibrahim al-Shawaf, attacked on July 8, 2014. The Palestinian media reported that the IDF had sent the residents a warning prior to the attack telling them to vacate the premises.

When did the First Lebanon War end?

Issued on 11/06/2014 Type Article
Lecture by Dr. Reuven Erlich at a seminar held by the Israeli Center for Defense Studies, June 12, 2014
In my lecture, I will attempt to examine the question of when the First Lebanon War ended, as part of a seminar dealing with the end of wars in the history of the State of Israel, held by the Israeli Center for Defense Studies, established by Israel Galili. I will also attempt to point out the role of the First Lebanon War in the broader historical context of Israeli policy since the Yom Kippur War.

Death of a Terrorist: Hezbollah operative recently killed in Syria

Issued on 02/06/2014 Type Article
Death of a Terrorist: Hezbollah operative recently killed in Syria was imprisoned in Israel for an attempted terrorist attack in Jerusalem and was also on the FBI's most wanted terrorist list

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 21 – 27, 2014)

Issued on 27/05/2014 Type Article
This past week one rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. Terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip claimed responsibility for mortar shell fire and an IED placed near the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip. In Judea and Samaria Palestinians continued throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles. Three people were shot and killed in Belgium, two of them Israelis, in a shooting attack apparently motivated by anti-Semitism.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 14 – 23, 2014)

Issued on 23/04/2014 Type Article
The focus of terrorist events this past week (the Israeli Passover holiday) was the murder of an Israeli citizen in a shooting attack as he was driving to Hebron. Next week on April 29, 2014, the nine months allotted for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations will expire. In the internal Palestinian arena, delegations of Fatah and Hamas met in the Gaza Strip and announced a reconciliation agreement.
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Information on Hezbollah
Hezbollah is a Shi'ite Muslim organization with a dual identity, being both a terrorist organization and a Lebanese political party. Hezbollah was founded by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards in 1982 to compete with Amal, an important Shi'ite Muslim militia active during the Lebanese civil war. When the IDF withdrew from Lebanon at the end of the First Lebanon War (1985), Hezbollah became the dominant organization in south Lebanon and later throughout the entire Shi'ite population in Lebanon. In 1992 Hezbollah entered Lebanese politics and its representatives were elected to the parliament.
Hezbollah is the main terrorist organization attacking Israel from over the Lebanese border and abroad. For the most part Hezbollah attacks northern Israeli cities with rockets. However, with direction and backing from Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Hezbollah also attacked Jewish and Israeli targets abroad, the most serious of which were the attack on the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires (March 17, 1992) and the attack on the Jewish Community Center, also in Buenos Aires (July 18, 1994). Hezbollah has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union.
After the IDF withdrew from south Lebanon in May 2000 Hezbollah took control of the entire region. With Iranian support it constructed a vast military infrastructure, including an extensive rocket system which threatens the Israeli home front. Before the Second Lebanon War (2006) Hezbollah carried out sporadic attacks along the border. Since June 2006 it has maintained a relatively low profile. Hezbollah continues to increase its influence as a political power in Lebanon and to reinforce its military might.