Terrorist Attacks

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.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 2-8, 2010)

Issued on 08/06/2010 Type Article
Intermittent rocket fire from the Gaza Strip continued targeting the western Negev. An anti-tank missile was fired at an IDF force engaged in routine security activities along the border. On June 7 the IDF prevented a terrorist squad from infiltrating Israel from the sea and carrying out a terrorist attack. Four operatives of the squad were killed and the fifth is missing.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 26-June 1, 2010)

Issued on 01/06/2010 Type Article
During the night of May 31 IDF forces took control of the aid flotilla to the Gaza Strip. Five ships were taken without exceptional incident.. The pro-Palestinian activists on board the ship, which had been sent by the Turkish Islamist organization IHH, attacked the soldiers with clubs, knives, stones and other cold weapons. At one point the activists grabbed two pistols from Israeli soldiers and shot at 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.