Terrorist Attacks

Suicide bombing terrorism during the current Israeli-Palestinian confrontation (September 2000 – December 2005)

Issued on 25/12/2005 Type Article
Since the end of September 2002, the Palestinian terrorist organizations have been waging a campaign of terrorism against Israel, unprecedented in scope and ferocity. During it they have made extensive use of suicide terrorism, “human bombs” which they view as the “strategic weapons” which will most effectively murder Israeli civilians.

Hassan Madhoun, senior Fatah/Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades operative in the Gaza Strip, died in an Israeli Air Force targeted killing.

Issued on 22/12/2005 Type Article
He was responsible for many terrorist attacks against Israel, including those at the Ashdod port and Karni crossing point, in which a total of 20 Israelis were killed. In response a number of Qassam rockets were fired into Israeli territory, one of which hit a house in Netiv Ha’asara, slightly wounding a local resident.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) carries out another suicide bombing attack at the entrance to the shopping mall in Netanya, killing five Israeli civilians and wounding more than 50

Issued on 21/12/2005 Type Article
The Iranian- and Syrian-sponsored terrorist organization carried out most of the suicide bombing attacks during the lull, intending to sabotage it and deteriorate the situation.

Five Israelis killed and more than 30 wounded in a suicide bombing attack in the Hadera market.

Issued on 19/12/2005 Type Article
The attack was carried out by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), a terrorist organization guided by Damascus, working to sabotage the lull. The IDF responded with the targeted killing of PIJ operatives in the Gaza Strip and the detention of PIJ operatives in Samaria1

Jerusalem as a preferred target for Palestinian terrorism during the five years of violent confrontation

Issued on 11/11/2005 Type Article
Jerusalem , the capital city of the State of Israel, has a mixed population of Jews and Arabs. The city is surrounded by a large Palestinian population located mostly in two urban centers, Bethlehem and Ramallah. The Palestinians maintain a close relationship with the Jerusalem 's inhabitants, Arabs and Jews.

The Palestinian-Israel Conflict -- Update October 1-16, 2005

Issued on 16/10/2005 Type Article
The most jarring events were the two terrorist shooting attacks at the Gush Etzion and Eli junctions, which left three Israelis dead and four wounded.
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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.