Terrorist Attacks

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 17 – 24, 2016)

Issued on 24/05/2016 Type Article
This past week a stabbing attack was prevented at the Ras Bidu roadblock north of Jerusalem. There was also a drive-by shooting at a bus near the village of Tekoa (Gush Etzion). The appointment of Avigdor Lieberman to the post of Israeli defense minister drew many public responses throughout the PA and Gaza Strip.
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Has the Wave of Palestinian Terrorism Reached an End?*

Issued on 24/05/2016 Type Article
On September 13, 2015, the Palestinians began a wave of popular terrorism (called a "popular awakening" by the Palestinian Authority PA). It began with riots on the Temple Mount and in Jerusalem during the Jewish High Holidays (second half of September 2015). It continued with a campaign of terrorist attacks which peaked in October 2015 (with 59 attacks).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 11-17, 2016)

Issued on 17/05/2016 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on pipe bombs that exploded near the village of Hizma (north of Jerusalem), critically wounding an IDF officer. Nakba Day events in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip were held without exceptional incident.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 20 – May 3, 2016)

Issued on 03/05/2016 Type Article
This past week there were a number of stabbing attacks in and around Jerusalem. Hamas is trying to reawaken the terrorist campaign, calling for it to become an "armed intifada."
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 13 – 19, 2016)

Issued on 19/04/2016 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the explosion of an IED in a bus in Jerusalem. The IDF exposed a Hamas attack tunnel inside Israeli territory near the border security fence. Israeli security sources are of the opinion that the tunnel was dug after Operation Protective Edge. As the Passover holiday approaches, anti-Israel incitement regarding the Temple Mount increases.
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Seven Months of Popular Palestinian Terrorism- The Current Situation (Updated April 14, 2016)

Issued on 17/04/2016 Type Article
This study is an interim summary of the Palestinian popular c campaign, currently concluding its seventh month. The campaign was triggered by a slogan falsely claiming that "Al-Aqsa mosque is in danger."
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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.