Terrorist Attacks

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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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 15-21, 2010)

Issued on 21/09/2010 Type Article
This past week nine mortar shells were fired into Israeli territory, eight on one day. Some of them contained phosphorus. An aid convoy organized by Viva Palestina left for the Gaza Strip. It is currently in France and from expects go to Italy, Turkey, Greece and Syria. From the Syrian port of Latakia it expects to sail to the port of El Arish. It expects to be joined by convoys from Middle East countries. The convoy will drive overland from El Arish and enter the Gaza Strip through the Rafah crossing.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 6-14, 2010)

Issued on 14/09/2010 Type Article
This past week there was an increase in the rocket fire from the Gaza Strip targeting the western Negev. On September 14 a summit meeting was held at Sharm el-Sheikh attended by Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. The American secretary of state and president of Egypt also attended. On the eve of the meeting there was extensive media coverage of the disagreement between Israel and the Palestinians over the construction in the settlements.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 1-6, 2010)

Issued on 06/09/2010 Type Article
This past week events focused on the relaunching of the direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in Washington.
The opening session was accompanied by shooting attacks carried out by Hamas and targeting Israeli vehicles in Judea and Samaria: An attack southeast of Hebron killed four Israeli civilians. In another shooting attack in eastern Samaria two Israeli civilians were wounded
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On the eve of the summit meeting in Washington to relaunch the direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, a shooting attack was carried out targeting an Israeli vehicle southeast of Hebron.

Issued on 01/09/2010 Type Article
Four Israeli civilians were killed. Hamas' military wing claimed responsibility; the Palestinian Authority condemned the attack.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 24-31, 2010)

Issued on 31/08/2010 Type Article
On September 1 the Washington summit meeting is expected to relaunch direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. On August 31, 2010, the eve of the summit meeting in Washington, a shooting attack was carried out on an Israeli vehicle by Hamas terrorists southeast of Hebron. Four Israeli civilians were killed. Hamas' military wing claimed responsibility; the Palestinian Authority condemned the attack. (Note: For further details, an update of this report will shortly be issued.)
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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.