Terrorist Attacks

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 10 –16, 2017)

Issued on 16/05/2017 Type Article
Popular terrorism continued this past week with a stabbing attack targeting an Israeli policeman in the Old City of Jerusalem. The terrorist, a Jordanian tourist, was shot and killed. Palestinians throughout Judea and Samaria held demonstrations and rioted in solidarity with the hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and to mark Nakba Day.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 26 – May 9, 2017)

Issued on 09/05/2017 Type Article
During the past two weeks popular terrorism attacks continued. Prominent among them were stabbing and shooting attacks. The Gaza Strip was relatively quiet. In internal and external Palestinian politics there were three significant events: Hamas issued a political document entitled "A Document of General Principles and Policies Mahmoud Abbas met in Washington with Donald Trump. Hamas' General Shura Council announced the election of Ismail Haniyeh as head of its political bureau, replacing Khaled Mashaal.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 20 – 25, 2017)*

Issued on 25/04/2017 Type Article
This past week popular terrorism attacks continued. Tension continues between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) after Mahmoud Abbas instituted economic measures to exert pressure on Hamas and weaken its control of the Gaza Strip.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 5 – 19, 2017)

Issued on 19/04/2017 Type Article
During the past two weeks popular terrorism attacks continued, resulting in the deaths of an IDF soldier and a female British student. Tensions recently flared between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA). Palestinian Prisoners' Day passed without exceptional incident.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 29 – April 4, 2017)*

Issued on 04/04/2017 Type Article
This past week popular terrorism attacks increased in Judea and Samaria, and apparently in central Israel as well. Hamas' new political platform, which was supposed to be made public in the near future, was leaked to the Lebanese media.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 22 – 28, 2017)

Issued on 28/03/2017 Type Article
In Judea and Samaria popular terrorism continues. This past week a Palestinian tried to stab a soldier and a female civilian south of Nablus. In the Gaza Strip a senior Hamas operative in the West Bank headquarters of Hamas' military wing was shot at close range and killed. Hamas rushed to accuse Israel of killing him.
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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.