Terrorist Attacks

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 11 – 17, 2015)

Issued on 17/11/2015 Type Article
This past week the wave of violence and terrorism continued, although with a slight reduction in quantity. Israel outlawed the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel. The Israeli minister of defense signed an order to confiscate the funds and property of 17 NGOs and institutions belonging to the Northern Branch.

ISIS Terrorist Attack in Paris -Initial Overview and Implications -(Updated to November 16, 2015)

Issued on 17/11/2015 Type Article
On the night of November 13, 2015, ISIS carried out a coordinated terrorist attack in six locations Paris. Three squads carried out the attack, involving eight terrorist operatives. According to Paris Prosecutor François Molins, at least 132 people were killed (of whom 103 have been identified so far). Three hundred fifty-two people were injured, 99 of them critically or mortally. The worst terrorist attack on French soil since the Second World War, it was a seminal event for the French.

The 72 year-old terrorist who carried out a vehicular attack left a will expressing her desire to become a shaheeda (martyred woman). It provides additional evidence refuting Palestinian claims that she was "executed" by the IDF.

Issued on 11/11/2015 Type Article
On November 6, 2015, a 72 year-old Palestinian woman tried to run over an IDF soldier standing under the Halhul bridge (north of Hebron). IDF soldiers stationed at the roadblock saw a vehicle racing towards one of the soldiers under the bridge. They shot at the vehicle. The driver was wounded and evacuated to a hospital, where she died. There were no IDF casualties. A knife was found in a bag inside the car.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 4 – 10, 2015)

Issued on 10/11/2015 Type Article
This past week the wave of Palestinian violence and terrorism continued with stabbing and vehicular attacks in Judea and Samaria. Incitement for terrorist attacks continues. Most of it (especially on the social networks) focuses on encouraging stabbing and vehicular attacks. This past week a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 28 – November 3, 2015)

Issued on 03/11/2015 Type Article
This past week the current wave of Palestinian violence and terrorism that began a month and a half ago continued. At the beginning of the week there was an increase in stabbing attacks in the Hebron region that mainly targeted Israeli security forces. The wave of terrorist attacks continues to be carried out by lone young Palestinians who are ready to risk their lives to carry out attacks from which the chances of returning unharmed are very low.

Initial Findings of the Profile of Palestinian Terrorists Who Carried Out Attacks in Israel in the Current Wave of Terrorism (Updated to October 25, 2015)

Issued on 02/11/2015 Type Article
The wave of Palestinian violence and terrorism currently plaguing Israel began during the most recent Jewish High Holidays. In retrospect, the ITIC has concluded it began with the stones thrown at the vehicle of Alexander Levlowitz near the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of Jerusalem on September 14, 2015. Initially the wave of violence and terrorism focused on the Temple Mount and east Jerusalem and later spread throughout Jerusalem and to other sites inside Israel and various hotspots in Judea and Samaria (especially the region around Hebron). So far 12 Israelis and more than 70 Palestinians have been killed.
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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.