Terrorist Attacks

Rockets fired by the Abdullah Azzam Brigades into the western Galilee - update *

Issued on 29/08/2013 Type Article
On August 27, 2013, Sheikh Siraj al-Din Zariqat’s Twitter account gave the full text of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades/Ziyad Al-Jarrah Battalions’ claim of responsibility for firing four 122-mm Grad rockets with a range of 40 km, or about 25 miles, at Nahariya and Acre.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 14 – 20, 2013)

Issued on 20/08/2013 Type Article
Sporadic rocket fire into Israeli territory continues. One rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. In response the Israeli Air Force attacked terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip. Violent activities continue in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. The Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams met for the second round of talks in Jerusalem.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 7 – 13, 2013)

Issued on 13/08/2013 Type Article
This past week Israel was attacked by approximately three rockets; apparently two of them targeted Eilat (Israel's southernmost city). A committee of Israeli government ministers headed by Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon authorized the release of 26 Palestinian terrorists, most of them Fatah operatives.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 3 – 9, 2013)

Issued on 09/07/2013 Type Article
Quiet continues in the Gaza Strip. On July 5, 2013, residents of Eilat, Israel's southernmost city. During June there was a decrease in the scope of the "popular resistance" activities in Judea and Samaria and in terrorist attacks in general. The de-facto Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip and the local Gazan population are worried about the consequences of the recent dramatic events in Egypt.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 19 – 25, 2013)

Issued on 25/06/2013 Type Article
This past week five rocket hits were identified in southern Israel, after six weeks of quiet. On June 20, 2013, Rami Hamdallah, the new Palestinian prime minister tendered his resignation, two weeks after he had been sworn in.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 5 – 11, 2013)

Issued on 11/06/2013 Type Article
This past week the quiet along Israel's southern border continued. In Judea and Samaria violent confrontations and friction continued, peaking on June 7 (Naksa Day), The new Palestinian Authority (PA) government headed by Rami Hamdallah was sworn in on June 6 by Mahmoud Abbas.
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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.