Terrorist Attacks

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 3 – 9, 2013)

Issued on 09/07/2013 Type Article
Quiet continues in the Gaza Strip. On July 5, 2013, residents of Eilat, Israel's southernmost city. During June there was a decrease in the scope of the "popular resistance" activities in Judea and Samaria and in terrorist attacks in general. The de-facto Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip and the local Gazan population are worried about the consequences of the recent dramatic events in Egypt.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 19 – 25, 2013)

Issued on 25/06/2013 Type Article
This past week five rocket hits were identified in southern Israel, after six weeks of quiet. On June 20, 2013, Rami Hamdallah, the new Palestinian prime minister tendered his resignation, two weeks after he had been sworn in.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 5 – 11, 2013)

Issued on 11/06/2013 Type Article
This past week the quiet along Israel's southern border continued. In Judea and Samaria violent confrontations and friction continued, peaking on June 7 (Naksa Day), The new Palestinian Authority (PA) government headed by Rami Hamdallah was sworn in on June 6 by Mahmoud Abbas.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 22 – 28, 2013)

Issued on 28/05/2013 Type Article
This past week there was quiet along Israel's southern border. Violent confrontations and riots continued in Judea and Samaria The visit of American Secretary of State John Kerry ended without a breakthrough.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 3 – 9, 2013)

Issued on 09/04/2013 Type Article
On three separate occasions this past week a number of rockets and mortar shells fell in Israeli territory. Violence continues in Judea and Samaria, a manifestation of the so-called "popular resistance. American Secretary of State John Kerry met with Mahmoud Abbas in an effort to renew the peace process.

Mortar shells and rockets were fired into Israel's south for the third and fourth time since the end of Operation Pillar of Defense. For the first time, the IDF responded by attacking terrorist targets in the northern Gaza Strip.

Issued on 03/04/2013 Type Article
On April 2, 2013, a number of mortar shells were fired from the Gaza Strip into the western Negev, one of them landing between two Israeli villages.
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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.