Terrorist Attacks

Five Killed in Mass-Murder Terrorist Attack in Jerusalem Synagogue (Updated to November 19, 2014)

Issued on 19/11/2014 Type Article
On the morning of November 18, 2014, two Palestinian terrorists armed with a gun and meat cleavers entered a synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood of Jerusalem. They used their weapons to attack early-morning worshippers at prayer, killing four. A policeman who arrived at the synagogue was fatally shot by one of the terrorists and died later. Six people were wounded. The terrorist attack at the synagogue was the peak so far in the recent wave of terrorism and violence in Jerusalem and to a lesser degree, Judea and Samaria.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 11 – 18, 2014)

Issued on 18/11/2014 Type Article
The wave of Palestinian terrorist attacks in Jerusalem continues. This week terrorist events focused on the attack at the synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood in Jerusalem, where four worshippers and a policeman were killed, and six were wounded. The use of firearms in the terrorist attack in the synagogue and the attempted assassination of Yehuda Glick may indicate a change in the nature of the attacks and turn them from "popular attacks" (i.e., popular terrorism) to attacks with guns, not necessarily carried out by lone terrorists. That may lead to an additional escalation on the ground, especially in Jerusalem.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 5 – 11, 2014)

Issued on 11/11/2014 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on two stabbing attacks carried out on November 10, one in Tel Aviv and the other in Gush Etzion. Two people were killed in the attacks and four were wounded. So far during November there has been a sharp rise in the number and deadliness of terrorist attacks carried out by Palestinian terrorist operatives. Unrest and violent clashes continue in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.
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Another vehicular terrorist attack in Jerusalem, part of the latest wave of Palestinian violence and terrorism in the city

Issued on 06/11/2014 Type Article
On November 5, 2014, another vehicular attack was carried out in Jerusalem, killing a Border Police soldier and a civilian, wounding twelve, some of them seriously. Hamas rushed to claim that the Palestinian driving the vehicle was one of its operatives, and called for more vehicular attacks.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 22 – 28, 2014)

Issued on 28/10/2014 Type Article
This past week the quiet in Israel's south was maintained. The meeting for indirect Israeli-Palestinian negotiations supposed to be held in Cairo was postponed by Egypt. The wave of riots in the east Jerusalem neighborhoods continues, peaking with the vehicular attack carried out at the Ammunition Hill light railway station, which killed two (a three month-old baby and a female tourist from Ecuador).
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A vehicular attack in Jerusalem in which a three month-old baby girl was killed: The attack was carried out on the backdrop of a wave of Palestinian riots and violence as part of the Palestinian so-called "popular resistance"

Issued on 23/10/2014 Type Article
On the afternoon of October 22, 2014, a Palestinian terrorist operative from Silwan in east Jerusalem carried out a vehicular attack at the Ammunition Hill light rail station in Jerusalem. A three month-old baby girl was killed and eight people were wounded, one of them, a 20 year-old woman, critically.
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Information on Terrorist Attacks
For decades the Palestinian terrorist organizations have waged a vicious war against the State of Israel, causing untold bloodshed. Their mass-casualty suicide bombing attacks claimed hundreds of victims. It is difficult to pinpoint the exact beginning of terrorist attacks against Israel. However, after the Six Day War Palestinian terrorism accelerated and the number to terrorist attacks in Israel and abroad against Jewish and Israeli targets increased.
During the 1970s planes were hijacked by terrorists from the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Most prominent at the time was a Fatah organization called Black September, which in 1972 killed 11 Israeli sportsmen at the Munich Olympics. Trans-border terrorist attacks were also carried (attacks from Jordan until 1970 and attacks from the Lebanese border), some of them targeting Israeli civilians. In the 1990s suicide bombing attacks became the main form of terrorist attack carried out by the Palestinians, first by the radical Islamic organizations, primarily Hamas, and later by the secular organizations.
There was a significant increase in terrorist attacks during the Palestinian terrorist campaign of 2000-2005 (known as the Al-Aqsa or second intifada), during which a great many attacks were carried out, including many suicide bombing attacks which disrupted daily life in Israel and threatened its large cities.
The number of terrorist attacks diminished after Operation Cast Lead and thanks to the construction of large sections of the security fence.