Terrorist Attacks

Terrorism from the Gaza Strip since Operation Cast Lead:Data, Type and Trends

Issued on 01/03/2011 Type Article
In the two years since Operation Cast Lead there has been a significant reduction in the extent and severity of terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the other Palestinian terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip. That created a new security situation, and improvement on that before Operation Cast Lead.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 16-22, 2011)

Issued on 22/02/2011 Type Article
This past week one rocket hit was identified in Israeli territory. In addition, an IDF force killed three terrorist operatives who were placing an IED near the Gaza Strip security fence.
The United States vetoed a Palestinian proposal in the UN Security Council to condemn the Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria.


News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 9-15, 2011)

Issued on 15/02/2011 Type Article
This past week the western Negev was relatively quiet. The resignation of Egyptian Prime Minister Hosni Mubarak was jubilantly received in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. Al-Jazeera TV's exposure of documents dealing with Israeli-Palestinian negotiations led to the resignation of Saeb Erekat

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 2-8, 2011)

Issued on 08/02/2011 Type Article
Sporadic fire from the Gaza Strip into the western Negev continued this past week. Palestinian terrorists who escaped from Egyptian jails returned to the Gaza Strip.
Following the explosion at the terminal of the gas pipe which runs from Egypt to Jordan, "Egyptian sources" accused the Army of Islam of involvement in both that attack and others carried out in Egypt

Exporting terrorism and subversion from the Gaza Strip

Issued on 03/02/2011 Type Article
Exporting terrorism and subversion from the Gaza Strip: in our assessment terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip may exploit the recent events to increase arms smuggling and infiltrate operatives into Egypt. The Gaza-based jihadist Army of Islam has already been accused of the attack on the Coptic church in Alexandria.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 26-February 1, 2011)

Issued on 01/02/2011 Type Article
In view of the uprising in Egypt, prominent this past week were the three rockets fired into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip. Throughout January the high level of rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip continued (15 hits). Hamas is following the events in Egypt closely while keeping a low media profile.
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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.