Terrorist Attacks

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 10-17, 2011)

Issued on 18/05/2011 Type Article
Nakba Day was marked in the territories and Arab countries by mass marches, rallies, demonstrations and propaganda displays. In several locations the demonstrations became violent. In Tel Aviv, an Israeli Arab driving a truck plowed into vehicles, killing one Israeli civilian and wounding 18. The event is being investigated to determine whether it was a deliberate attack.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 4-9, 2011)

Issued on 09/05/2011 Type Article
On May 3, a Fatah-Hamas reconciliation agreement was signed in Cairo. It was based on general formulas in an attempt to bridge unresolved ideological differences. Contacts were initiated to make the agreement practicable.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 27-May 3, 2011)

Issued on 03/05/2011 Type Article
On April 27 a reconciliation agreement was initialed by Fatah and Hamas representatives in Cairo. The agreement is expected to be signed in Cairo on May 4. The agreement calls for the establishment of a unity government of technocrats, which will preside until elections are held about a year from now for Palestinian Authority institutions. After the initialing, high-ranking Hamas officials made it clear that as far as they were concerned, the State of Israel was not legitimate, calling on the PLO to revoke its recognition of Israel.
The international war on terrorism took a dramatic turn this week with the targeted killing of Al-Qaeda head Osama bin Laden by American commandos in Pakistan.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 13-26, 2011)

Issued on 26/04/2011 Type Article
Events this past week focused on the April 24 killing of a young Israeli and wounding of three others by Palestinian police
Israel's south was relatively quiet during the Passover holiday. Two rockets were fired, and the IDF responded by attacking terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip.
On April 14 Vittorio Arrigoni, an anti-Israeli International Solidarity Movement (ISM) activist, was abducted in the Gaza Strip.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 6-12, 2011)

Issued on 12/04/2011 Type Article
Between April 7 and 10 there was a new round of escalation in the Gaza Strip. It followed the Hamas anti-tank missile attack of a school bus and barrages of rocket and mortar shell fire targeting Israel's south (132 rocket and mortar shell hits were identified during those four days). In response, the IDF attacked a series of terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip and struck Hamas operatives, among them senior operatives. On April 10 the rocket and mortar shell attacks waned and on April 11 and 12 the region was quiet. Hamas and the other terrorist organizations claimed they were not interested in an escalation and that a lull in the fighting from Israel would be met by a lull from them.

Latest escalation in terrorist activities from the Gaza Strip (The situation on the ground as of 12:00 hours, April 10, 2011)

Issued on 10/04/2011 Type Article
On the afternoon of April 7, 2011, Hamas fired a guided anti-tank missile at an Israeli school bus in the western Negev. Following that event, over the weekend there was an escalation of approximately 120 rockets and mortar shells fired at Israeli population centers in southern Israel
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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.