Terrorist Attacks

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 27-November 2, 2010)

Issued on 02/11/2010 Type Article
This past week the relative quiet in the western Negev continued. No rockets were fired.2 Mortar shells were fired An attack attempted by an Al-Qaeda network in Yemen was prevented after the organization airmailed bombs to two synagogues in Chicago (October 29, 2010). A suicide bombing attack was carried out in Istanbul (October 31, 2010)

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 19-26, 2010)

Issued on 27/10/2010 Type Article
This past week the western Negev was relatively quiet.
On October 21 the Viva Palestina convoy entered the Gaza Strip.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 13-19, 2010)

Issued on 20/10/2010 Type Article
This past week the western Negev was quiet. Mahmoud Abbas, interviewed by Israeli Channel 1 TV on October 17, again demanded a construction freeze in the settlements, but added that in any case there would not be a new intifada. He said that if an agreement were reached, the Palestinians would be ready to end the conflict and their historical demands from Israel. The Viva Palestina convoy has not yet set sail from the Syrian port of Latakia for El Arish. The Egyptians said that 17 activists, including George Galloway, who was declared persona non grata by Egypt, would not be allowed into Egyptian territory.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 6-12, 2010)

Issued on 12/10/2010 Type Article
This past week one rocket and one mortar shell hit were identified in the western Negev. In response the Israeli Air Force attacked two Hamas terrorist targets in Gaza City and a vehicle carrying senior Fatah Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades operatives. The Arab League's monitoring committee said in an announcement that renewing the direct negotiations would require a complete stoppage of construction in the settlements, but gave the Americans a month to get Israel to agree to renew the freeze. However, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu said that if the Palestinian leadership recognized Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, he would support another suspension of construction for a limited period of time. A spokesman for Mahmoud Abbas was quick to reject the offer.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 27-October 5, 2010)

Issued on 05/10/2010 Type Article
This past week two rocket hits were identified in the western Negev.
The Viva Palestina aid convoy reached Syria after a stay in Turkey. Convoys and activists from Jordan, the Gulf States and North Africa are expected to join it in the Syrian port of Latakia. The convoy intends to sail to El Arish (if permitted by the Egyptian authorities) and from there to enter the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 22-27, 2010)

Issued on 27/09/2010 Type Article
This week the moratorium on construction in the settlements in Judea and Samaria ended. Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu called on Mahmoud Abbas to continue the direct talks to reach a historic peace agreement within a year. Mahmoud Abbas said that Israel had to choose "between peace and the settlements," and that if the moratorium on construction were not extended, the Palestinian Authority would appeal to Palestinian institutions and the Arab monitoring committee. A shooting attack in Judea and Samaria targeted an Israeli civilian vehicle south of Hebron.
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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.