Terrorist Attacks

Analysis of the modus operandi of the shooting attack carried out from a driving car in Jerusalem, and of the perpetrator’s profile, shows unique characteristics

Issued on 03/11/2016 Type Article
The perpetrators of popular terrorism attacks during the recent year were mostly young boys, part of them school children and unemployed students or people with jobs unsuitable for their skills. They were without a clear-cut record of security offenses and without affiliation with terrorist organizations or outspoken identification with them. Most of the terrorist attacks they carried out were spontaneous and did not entail prior preparations.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 28 – November 1, 2016)

Issued on 01/11/2016 Type Article
This past week popular terrorism attacks continued. Prominent among them was a shooting attack at an IDF roadblock at the northeastern entrance of Ramallah. It was carried out by a PA policeman who was a Ramallah security guard. Palestinians also carried out a vehicular attack on the Gush Etzion road near Beit Ummar (wounding three Border Policemen), a combined stabbing-vehicular attack at an IDF post near the community of Ofra (no casualties) and a shooting attack in the Gush Etzion region (no casualties).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 10-26, 2016)

Issued on 26/10/2016 Type Article
The Jewish High Holidays, often a time of trouble, were relatively quiet. There was a stabbing in Har Adar (north of Jerusalem) and an attempted stabbing and the Tapuah Junction in Samaria. A Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist squad handled from the Gaza Strip was recently exposed in Israel. Its operatives planned to carry out a mass-killing attack at an event in a reception hall in Beersheba, using guns and hand grenades. They also planned to abduct and murder Israelis and then use their bodies as bargain chips to negotiate with Israel.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 27 – October 9, 2016) *

Issued on 09/10/2016 Type Article
The most significant attack was a shooting attack from a car carried out by a Palestinian from Silwan in east Jerusalem. A policeman and a woman were killed, and five people were wounded. The terrorist was shot and killed. There were also two stabbing attacks, one at the Qalandia crossing (north Jerusalem) and the other at the Negohot junction in Mt. Hebron. On October 5, 2016, a rocket hit was identified in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, the fourth since the end of Operation Protective Edge.
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The phenomenon of kinship among Palestinians carrying out popular terrorist attacks

Issued on 29/09/2016 Type Article
After five months of a decrease in the scope of terrorist attacks and a year after the outbreak of the previous wave of Palestinian popular terrorism, another wave broke out. During eight days, between September 16 and 23, 2016, ten significant terrorist attacks were carried out. Eight of them were stabbing attacks. Six Israelis were wounded. Eight of the terrorists were killed.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict* (September 21 – 27, 2016)

Issued on 27/09/2016 Type Article
The wave of population terrorism that reemerged last week continues, although with waning intensity. Prominent this past week was a stabbing attack at the entrance to Kiryat Arba. Mahmoud Abbas gave a speech before the UN General Assembly in which he strongly attacked Israel.
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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.