Terrorist Attacks

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict(September 8-15, 2009)

Issued on 16/09/2009 Type Article
Relative quiet continues in the western Negev. However, attacks on IDF patrols and Israeli civilians near the security fence continue. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to meet with George Mitchell, the American envoy to the Middle East, on September 15 in an effort to make it possible for the President of the United States, the Israeli Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority to hold a trilateral summit meeting in New York.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 1-8, 2009)

Issued on 08/09/2009 Type Article
Attacks continued along the Gaza Strip border this past week. Terrorist networks launched rockets and mortar shells into Israeli territory and shot at IDF forces and civilians operating near the security fence. Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak authorized the building of 445 new living units in settlement blocks in Judea and Samaria.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 25 - September 1, 2009)

Issued on 02/09/2009 Type Article
This past week there was a slight increase of attacks initiated by terrorist networks operating in the Gaza Strip. A rocket was fired at the western Negev and in two separate incidents Israeli civilians working near the Gaza security fence were shot at. In response the Israeli Air Force attacked a tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 18-25, 2009)

Issued on 25/08/2009 Type Article
In the northern Gaza Strip the IDF opened fire at three suspicious Palestinians who were apparently trying to plant an IED near the security fence, killing one. Following the incident two mortar shells were fired into Israeli territory. In response the Israeli Air Force attacked a tunnel to smuggle weapons into the Gaza Strip from Egypt.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 12-18, 2009)

Issued on 18/08/2009 Type Article
This week the sixth Fatah conference ended with the election of the Central Committee and the Revolutionary Council, Fatah’s two most important institutions. On the ground, relative quiet continued in the western Negev. On August 14 inside the Gaza Strip an exceptional event occurred in Rafah when Hamas’ security forces confronted operatives of an Islamist network affiliated with Al-Qaeda called Jund Ansar Allah.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 4-11, 2009)

Issued on 11/08/2009 Type Article
This past week one rocket hit was identified in an open area near an Israeli village in the western Negev, the first in three weeks.
The Fatah conference which opened on August 4 ended on August 9 with elections for the movement’s the central committee and revolutionary council. Before the elections there were interpersonal struggles between the old guard, the middle generation and the younger generation. The middle generation gained strength at the expense of the old guard. Mahmoud Abbas was reelected as movement chairman; there were no other candidates.
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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.