Terrorist Attacks

The interior minister of the de facto Hamas administration describes the support his office gives the terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip.

Issued on 30/10/2009 Type Article
His description contradicts the claim the Hamas administration made to the Goldstone Committee, according to which it had no direct or indirect links to the terrorist organizations.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 20-27, 2009)

Issued on 27/10/2009 Type Article
The past week’s events focused on a new wave of public disturbances in Jerusalem. The most prominent political event was an announcement by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that presidential and Palestinian Legislative Council elections would be held on January 24, 2010, throughout “Palestine” (Judea, including East Jerusalem, Samaria and the Gaza Strip).

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 12-20, 2009)

Issued on 20/10/2009 Type Article
This week a small number rockets were fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip. Hamas continues its policy of restraint.
The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva adopted the Goldstone Report and its recommendations. Hamas was quick to adopt decision, The Palestinian Authority said it would promote the implementation of the Report in international legal forums. Iran and Hezbollah rushed to celebrate the event, which serves Iran’s policy of delegitimizing Israel and its right to exist.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 6-12, 2009)

Issued on 13/10/2009 Type Article
This past week there was a decrease in the amount of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. The situation in Jerusalem calmed down as well. The Palestinian Authority and Mahmoud Abbas, the objectives of a vicious incitement campaign undertaken by Hamas, are actively working to bring the Goldstone Report before the UN Council for Human Rights in Geneva and before the General Assembly in New York.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 29 – 6 October)

Issued on 06/10/2009 Type Article
During the past week five rockets were fired at the western Negev, a continuation of the increase in attacks carried out by the rogue terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip. In response the Israeli Air Force struck smuggling tunnels and a lathe for manufacturing weapons.
The public disturbances which began on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem on the eve of Yom Kippur were renewed and spread to other neighborhoods of East Jerusalem. So far they are focused in Jerusalem and have not extended to Judea and Samaria. Hamas, the Palestinian Authority and the northern branch of the Islamic Movement of Israeli Arabs have led incitement to fan the emotional fires and make it difficult for the Israeli security forces to end the disturbances.

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

Issued on 29/09/2009 Type Article
This week the increase in rocket, mortar shell and light arms attacks from the Gaza Strip continued, carried out by “rogue” terrorist networks. The increase has been moderate because so far Hamas has not changed its policy of restraint A tripartite meeting was held in New York, attended by American President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman 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.