Terrorist Attacks

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 14 – 20, 2014)

Issued on 20/05/2014 Type Article
In Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, Nakba Day passed without exceptional incidents, with the exception of a violent clash near the Ofer jail where two teen-aged Palestinians were killed while confronting Israeli security forces. Mahmoud Abbas met with American Secretary of State John Kerry. According to a State Department spokesperson, Kerry told Mahmoud Abbas that the United States would not be able to support the internal Palestinian reconciliation unless Hamas "foreswore military operations" against Israel and publicly recognized its right to exist.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 8 – 13, 2014)

Issued on 13/05/2014 Type Article
This past week Israel's south was quiet. In Judea and Samaria violent "popular resistance" activities continued. The Israel Security Agency said in an announcement that in April 2014 a terrorist abduction for purposes of bargaining was prevented. Hamas and Fatah began mutual gestures to implement their reconciliation agreement. Tactical steps were taken (permission to distribute each other's newspapers in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 30 – May 7, 2014)*

Issued on 07/05/2014 Type Article
One rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. In Judea and Samaria Palestinian violence continued (throwing stones and Molotov cocktails), part of the so-called "popular resistance." In northern Israel a young girl was stabbed to death. Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestinian Authority (PA), and Khaled Mashaal, head of Hamas' political bureau, met in Doha, Qatar

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 14 – 23, 2014)

Issued on 23/04/2014 Type Article
The focus of terrorist events this past week (the Israeli Passover holiday) was the murder of an Israeli citizen in a shooting attack as he was driving to Hebron. Next week on April 29, 2014, the nine months allotted for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations will expire. In the internal Palestinian arena, delegations of Fatah and Hamas met in the Gaza Strip and announced a reconciliation agreement.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 2 – 8, 2014)

Issued on 08/04/2014 Type Article
This past week one rocket hit was identified in Israeli territory. In addition, five mortar shells were fired into the western Negev. In response Israeli Air Force aircraft attacked a number of terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip. The crisis in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations continues.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 19–25, 2014)

Issued on 25/03/2014 Type Article
This past week IDF forces uncovered a tunnel dug for terrorist purposes by Hamas and penetrating into Israeli territory, one of the longest ever uncovered. Three terrorist operatives were killed in the Jenin refugee camp as an Israeli security force attempted to detain them.
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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.