Terrorist Attacks

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 3 – 9, 2015)

Issued on 09/06/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the two instances of rocket fire targeting the Ashqelon region and other locations in the western Negev. Israel reiterated its policy of considering Hamas responsible for all rocket fire from the Gaza Strip (although Israel is aware it has been carried out by rogue terrorist organizations and that Hamas has made efforts to prevent it). Events held for Naksa Day (the day the Palestinians mark the Six Day War) passed without exceptional occurrences.
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How the Palestinian Authority and Fatah Respond to Vehicular Attacks

Issued on 04/06/2015 Type Article
During the first half of 2015 there was a rise in the number of vehicular attacks, continuing the trend of 2014. Since the beginning of 2015 there have been seven vehicular attacks, four of them in Jerusalem (a focal point for such attacks) and three in Judea and Samaria. The attacks killed one civilian and wounded 12 individuals, ten of them members of the Israeli security forces.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 27 – June 2, 2015)

Issued on 02/06/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. A rocket hit was identified in Israeli territory near Gan Yavne, a village east of Ashdod. Israel responded to the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip with air strikes on four terrorist targets in the southern Gaza Strip. The Palestinian bid to suspend Israel from the Federation of the International Football Association (FIFA) was unsuccessful.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 20-26, 2015)

Issued on 26/05/2015 Type Article
This past week Israel's south remained quiet. In Jerusalem there was a vehicular attack targeting a group of Border Policemen, carried out on the road to the Mt. of Olives. The Palestinian media recently reported that a dirt road was being constructed in the Gaza Strip along the border with Israel at a distance of a few hundred meters from the border security fence.
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Third vehicular attack carried out in Jerusalem in May, and as before, it received support from Fatah and the Palestinian media; the Palestinian Authority did not condemn it*.

Issued on 21/05/2015 Type Article
On May 20, 2015, a vehicular attack was carried out in Jerusalem, the third during the past month and the seventh since the beginning of 2015. During the past year there was an increase in the number of vehicular attacks carried out as part of what the Palestinians call the "popular resistance."
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 13-19, 2015)

Issued on 19/05/2015 Type Article
This past week Israel's south remained quiet. Rallies and marches were held in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip for the Nakba Day. A vehicular attack was carried out near the entrance to the village of Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion. Four Israelis were injured, one seriously.
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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.