Terrorist Attacks

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 28 – October 4, 2011)

Issued on 05/10/2011 Type Article
Sporadic rocket and mortar fire attacking the western Negev continues. In addition, an IED was used to attack an IDF force patrolling near the Gaza-Israel security fence. In the northern Gaza Strip the Israeli Air Force struck a terrorist squad preparing to fire rockets into Israeli territory. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel welcomed the International Quartet's announcement calling for negotiations without preconditions. The PLO's Executive Committee issued a press release containing implied reservations regarding the Quartet's announcement. Hamas warned Mahmoud Abbas and the PLO leadership against accepting the Quartet's proposal.

Spotlight on Iran (Week of September 21-28, 2011)

Issued on 28/09/2011 Type Article
Confusion in Iran over Palestinian UN bid.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 21-27, 2011)

Issued on 27/09/2011 Type Article
On September 23 the Palestinian move in the UN culminated with the lodging of an appeal to the Security Council, delivered through the Secretary General, to recognize "Palestine" as a full member. The Security Council has begun deliberations, which are likely to take a number of weeks or even months to complete. Mahmoud Abbas later gave a polemic speech in the General Assembly, rife with accusations against Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu, who spoke after him, presented Israel's fundamental positions in the conflict and its desire for peace, and called on Mahmoud Abbas to meet with him immediately for peace talks.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 14-20, 2011)

Issued on 20/09/2011 Type Article
The Palestinian Authority's diplomatic move for the acceptance of "Palestine" as a member state in the UN will be tested this week. On the ground, the Palestinians are still conducting a low-profile campaign, planned to reach its peak on September 23, when Mahmoud Abbas will speak in the General Assembly and ask for "Palestine" to be recognized as a full member of the UN.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 7-13, 2011)

Issued on 13/09/2011 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on sniper fire from the Gaza Strip targeting the Israeli village of Netiv Ha'asara. On September 8 the Palestinian Authority launched a propaganda campaign to support its appeal for UN membership. The Palestinian Authority has not reacted to the break-in of the Israeli embassy in Cairo.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 31 – September 6, 2011)

Issued on 06/09/2011 Type Article
This past week sporadic rocket fire attacking the western Negev continued. On the political and propaganda level, the Palestinian Authority continues making preparations for its move in the United Nations, which is expected to be accompanied by "popular activity" on the ground. This past week the Palmer Report was issued, revealing the findings of the UN Panel of Inquiry into the events aboard the Mavi Marmara.
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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.