Terrorist Attacks

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 15-20, 2010)

Issued on 20/07/2010 Type Article
This past week quiet continued in the western Negev. One mortar shell was fired at an IDF force; there were no casualties. The Libyan ship Amalthea (Amal) reached the port of El Arish in Egypt and unloaded its cargo, which was transported to the Gaza Strip through the Rafah and Kerem Shalom crossings. There are Arab and European initiatives for other aid ships and convoys to the Gaza Strip, so far without specific dates.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 7-14, 2010)

Issued on 14/07/2010 Type Article
Events focused on the launching of an aid ship to the Gaza Strip by a Libyan charitable society called the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 30-July 6, 2010)

Issued on 06/07/2010 Type Article
This past week one rocket hit was identified in a community in the western Negev. In response the Israeli Air Force attacked terrorist targets in the northern and southern Gaza Strip.
The State of Israel adopted a new policy of easing restrictions on the Gaza Strip
The flotilla from Lebanon is still in port.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 23-29, 2010)

Issued on 29/06/2010 Type Article
This past week the western Negev was quiet. Twelve mortar shells were fired at an IDF patrol engaged in routine security activities near the border fence. Public figures and organizations continue proclaiming their intention to dispatch additional ships carrying aid to the Gaza Strip

News of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (June 16-22, 2010)

Issued on 23/06/2010 Type Article
Two additional ships are expected to set sail from Lebanon for Cyprus in the coming days, and from there to sail to the Gaza Strip, the purchase of the ships and organizing of the flotilla were carried out with the involvement and support of Syria and Hezbollah, neither of which wants its true identity exposed.The Israeli government decided on a series of measures to ease the closure of the Gaza Strip. Hamas disparaged the change in policy and called for a complete end to the closure, for a route to be opened between the Gaza Strip and Judea and Samaria, and for a sea lane to be opened under international supervision.


News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 9-15, 2010)

Issued on 15/06/2010 Type Article
This past week’s terrorist events focused on the shooting attack of an Israeli patrol car on the road from Beersheba to Jerusalem. The results of the flotilla to the Gaza Strip spurred many countries and organizations to proclaim intentions to send ships of their own.
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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.