Terrorist Attacks

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 23 – 30, 2014)

Issued on 30/09/2014 Type Article
Israel's south remains quiet. Rioting continues in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. In Hebron, two of the terrorist operatives who abducted and murdered the three Israeli youths in June were killed in an exchange of fire with IDF forces. On September 24, 2014, indirect negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians were renewed in Cairo. Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestinian Authority (PA), gave a speech before the UN General Assembly.
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Examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge - Part Five*

Issued on 22/09/2014 Type Article
This information bulletin is the fifth in a series of publications of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), as part of a project examining the names of the Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 17 – 23, 2014)

Issued on 22/09/2014 Type Article
On the afternoon of September 16, 2014, , a mortar shell hit was identified in the western Negev. Egypt announced that on September 24, 2014, the round of Israeli-Palestinian talks agreed on as part of the ceasefire would begin. Violent events in Jerusalem continue. A large number of children were among the suspects detained by the Israeli security forces for throwing Molotov cocktails and stones.
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The War of Casualties: During Operation Protective Edge children and teenagers were exploited by terrorists as auxiliaries and operatives. The extent of the phenomenon is still unclear.

Issued on 17/09/2014 Type Article
An examination of about a third of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge revealed several instances of children and teenagers serving as military operatives in the terrorist organizations.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 10 – September 16, 2014)

Issued on 16/09/2014 Type Article
The cease-fire achieved at the conclusion of operation Protective Edge is being maintained. A Fact-Finding Assessment is looking into exceptional incidents by the IDF during the recent fighting. Jerusalem continues to be the focal point of violent attacks. The operation to rehabilitate the Gaza Strip is under way, albeit slowly, partly due to the rivalry between Fatah and Hamas. Hamas finally admits that they launched rockets close to schools and hospitals.
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War of the Casualties: The PIJ reported that 123 of its operatives were killed in Operation Protective Edge, including several senior commanders. Hamas continues its policy of concealing the number of casualties*

Issued on 14/09/2014 Type Article
On August 29, 2014, three days after the announcement of the ceasefire that ended Operation Protective Edge, the PIJ reported that 123 operatives of the organization were killed in the operation (Al-Quds Brigades website, August 29, 2014).
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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.