Terrorist Attacks

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict April 7-14, 2009

Issued on 14/04/2009 Type Article
Terrorist events this past week focused on the prevention of an attempted terrorist naval attack opposite the Gaza shore. In the Sur Baher neighborhood of Jerusalem there was another hit and run terrorist attack. The western Negev was completely quiet, with no rocket or mortar shell fire. A Hezbollah network was exposed in Egypt. It smuggled weapons and operatives into the Gaza Strip for Hamas and planned to carry out attacks in Cairo and against tourist sites in the Sinai peninsula where Israelis congregate.

Examination of the number of Palestinians killed during Operation Cast Lead indicates that most were armed terrorist operatives and members of Hamas’s security forces involved in fighting against the IDF.

Issued on 07/04/2009 Type Article
Hamas has adopted a policy of concealing its casualties and attempts to include them in the overall number of civilians killed.

Using civilians as human shields

Issued on 25/03/2009 Type Article
Additional evidence shows Hamas and the other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip established bases, military installations and rocket and mortar shell launching positions near schools, some of them run by UNRWA.

Two Israeli policemen killed in a terrorist shooting attack in the central Jordan Valley

Issued on 16/03/2009 Type Article
At about 20:00 hours on March 15 two Israeli policemen were shot and killed in a terrorist attack on the Jordan Valley road near the community of Masua.

Over the past few days there has been a surge in the number of rockets and mortar shells fired at Israel

Issued on 01/03/2009 Type Article
In the past several days, 42 days after the completion of Operation Cast Lead, there has been a surge in the number of rockets fired at Israel.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict January 27 – February 3, 2009

Issued on 04/02/2009 Type Article
The two weeks since the end of Operation Cast Lead have clearly illustrated the fragility of the ceasefire and the explosiveness of the post-war situation. Egypt continues its efforts to have its initiative accepted. Senior Hamas figures have told the media that there is still a considerable gap between Israel’s and Hamas’s positions.
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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.