Terrorist Attacks

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 6-12, 2010)

Issued on 12/01/2010 Type Article
This past week there was an increase in the number of rockets and mortar shells fired into Israeli territory. They were launched by rogue terrorist organizations contrary to Hamas’ continuing policy of rocket fire restraint. The tension between Hamas and Egypt continued following Egypt’s refusal to allow most of the Lifeline-3 convoy into the Gaza Strip, and its continuing construction of the barrier along the Egypt-Gaza Strip border.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 30, 2009 - January 5, 2010)

Issued on 05/01/2010 Type Article
This past week sporadic rocket and mortar shell fire from the Gaza Strip continued targeting Israeli territory. On January 4, 2010, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Sharm el-Sheikh. President Mubarak updated Mahmoud Abbas on his December 29, 2009 conversation with Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 22-29, 2009)

Issued on 29/12/2009 Type Article
This past week events focused on the shooting attack in which an Israeli civilian was killed. Two days later an IDF force entered the Kasbah (old city) in Nablus to detain the terrorists who had carried out the attack in Samaria.
Hamas initiated a media campaign in response to Egypt’s building a barrier along its border with the Gaza Strip (referred to by Hamas as “the wall”).

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 15-22, 2009)

Issued on 22/12/2009 Type Article
This past week two rockets fell in the western Negev. Hamas continued its policy of terrorist activity restraint.
The negotiations for the release of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit are at a crossroads. Hamas expects to be informed of the Israeli position to make its own decisions.
The PLO’s Central Council voted to continue Mahmoud Abbas’ term as “president” of the Palestinian Authority.

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

Issued on 15/12/2009 Type Article
This week sporadic rocket fire continued from the Gaza Strip into the western Negev as Hamas continued it policy of restraint. The focus of the week’s events was the torching of the mosque in the village of Yasuf (south of Nablus), apparently by right-wing extremists from Samaria. It was strongly denounced by both Israel’s prime minister and president. Hamas celebrated the 22nd anniversary of its founding. It held a mass rally in Gaza City, which turned into an impressive show of strength.

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

Issued on 08/12/2009 Type Article
This past week one rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. An IDF patrol was attacked with RPG and light arms fire near the security fence in the central Gaza Strip. There was intensive activity in Judea and Samaria of stone- and Molotov cocktail-throwing.
Political activity focused on the Swedish initiative to determine a time frame for establishing a Palestinian state with the 1967 borders and [East] Jerusalem as its capital

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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.