Terrorist Attacks

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 9-15, 2010)

Issued on 15/06/2010 Type Article
This past week’s terrorist events focused on the shooting attack of an Israeli patrol car on the road from Beersheba to Jerusalem. The results of the flotilla to the Gaza Strip spurred many countries and organizations to proclaim intentions to send ships of their own.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 2-8, 2010)

Issued on 08/06/2010 Type Article
Intermittent rocket fire from the Gaza Strip continued targeting the western Negev. An anti-tank missile was fired at an IDF force engaged in routine security activities along the border. On June 7 the IDF prevented a terrorist squad from infiltrating Israel from the sea and carrying out a terrorist attack. Four operatives of the squad were killed and the fifth is missing.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 26-June 1, 2010)

Issued on 01/06/2010 Type Article
During the night of May 31 IDF forces took control of the aid flotilla to the Gaza Strip. Five ships were taken without exceptional incident.. The pro-Palestinian activists on board the ship, which had been sent by the Turkish Islamist organization IHH, attacked the soldiers with clubs, knives, stones and other cold weapons. At one point the activists grabbed two pistols from Israeli soldiers and shot at them.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 18-25, 2010)

Issued on 25/05/2010 Type Article
This past week two rockets fell in open areas in the western Negev. Clashes continued between IDF soldiers and squads of terrorist operatives The aid flotilla of nine ships to the Gaza Strip is scheduled to arrive between May 26 and 28 (no exact date available).

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 11-17, 2010)

Issued on 17/05/2010 Type Article
This past week the western Negev remained quiet. On May 15, the 62nd so-called “Nakba Day” was marked in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, commemorating what the Palestinians consider the “catastrophe” of the establishment of the State of Israel. On May 14 the cargo ship Rachel Corrie left Ireland on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, where it will join the other ships participating the so-called "Freedom Flotilla" to the Gaza Strip.

A New Book by Dr. Anat Berko: The Smarter Bomb. Women and Children as Suicide Bombers

Issued on 13/05/2010 Type Article
For the past several years the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center has dealt with female suicide bombers as part of its overall coverage of suicide bombing terrorism. Dr. Anat Berko, a criminologist who received her PhD from Bar Ilan University, studied the involvement of women in anti-Israeli terrorism and revealed surprising facts. The Smarter Bomb is based in part on interviews she conducted with male and female security prisoners.
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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.