Terrorist Attacks

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 2-9, 2010)

Issued on 09/02/2010 Type Article
This past week sporadic rocket fire continued from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. Two rocket hits were identified in open areas near Israeli villages. In response the Israeli Air Force attacked targets in the southern Gaza Strip. Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will respond positively to the American suggestion to indirect negotiations with Israel by means of proximity talks.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 26-February 2, 2010)

Issued on 02/02/2010 Type Article
This week barrels of explosives were discovered on the Ashqelon and Ashdod beaches. Apparently the terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip were planning to blow them up near an Israeli Navy boat.
The western Negev was quiet
Senior Hamas legal figures presented the main arguments of Hamas’ response to the Goldstone Report.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 19-26, 2010)

Issued on 26/01/2010 Type Article
This past week rocket and mortar shells were fired sporadically from the Gaza Strip into the western Negev.
The Palestinian Authority maintained its refusal to re-launch negotiations, lowered its expectations and focused its efforts on trying to convince the Europeans to exert pressure on Israel.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 12-19, 2010)

Issued on 19/01/2010 Type Article
This week terrorist events focused on the attempted attack on a convoy of Israeli diplomats in Jordan, employing an IED detonated along their route. There were no casualties.. In the Gaza Strip, Hamas continues its policy of restraint and enforces it on the other terrorist organizations.
The de facto Hamas administration is preparing to present the High Office for Human Rights in the Gaza Strip with a report of its “investigation,” as requested by the Goldstone Report. It is another move in Hamas’ campaign to use the Goldstone Report to make political capital at the expense of the Palestinian Authority.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 6-12, 2010)

Issued on 12/01/2010 Type Article
This past week there was an increase in the number of rockets and mortar shells fired into Israeli territory. They were launched by rogue terrorist organizations contrary to Hamas’ continuing policy of rocket fire restraint.
The tension between Hamas and Egypt continued following Egypt’s refusal to allow most of the Lifeline-3 convoy into the Gaza Strip, and its continuing construction of the barrier along the Egypt-Gaza Strip border.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 30, 2009 - January 5, 2010)

Issued on 05/01/2010 Type Article
This past week sporadic rocket and mortar shell fire from the Gaza Strip continued targeting Israeli territory. On January 4, 2010, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Sharm el-Sheikh. President Mubarak updated Mahmoud Abbas on his December 29, 2009 conversation with Israeli prime minister Benyamin Netanyahu.
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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.