Terrorist Attacks

Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 5-11, 2015)

Issued on 11/03/2015 Type Article
An Iraqi military force numbering tens of thousands of soldiers continues its large-scale attack, with Iranian involvement, with the goal of capturing the city of Tikrit. In Syria, Muhammad Musallam from East Jerusalem’s Beit Hanina neighborhood was executed. ISIS published a booklet containing guidelines for the foreign fighters who join its ranks.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 4 – 10, 2015)

Issued on 10/03/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the vehicular attack in north Jerusalem that injured five people. The terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip continue their efforts to rebuild the military-terrorist capabilities harmed by Operation Protective Edge. The PLO's Central Council recommended the PA suspend its security coordination with Israel on account of Israel's non-compliance with its agreements with the Palestinians.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 25 – March 3, 2015)

Issued on 03/03/2015 Type Article
This past week Israel's south remained quiet. In Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem mass demonstrations were held. A large Hamas network smuggling raw materials and equipment to the Gaza Strip was recently uncovered in Israel. On February 28, 2015, the Egyptian Court of Urgent Matters in Cairo designated the Hamas movement as a terrorist organization.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 18 – 28, 2015)

Issued on 24/02/2015 Type Article
Israel's south remains quiet. In Jerusalem a Palestinian terrorist staying in Israel illegally carried out a stabbing attack, severely wounding an Israeli civilian. Israeli security forces exposed a Hamas network in Hebron whose operatives planned to carry out various types of terrorist attacks, including suicide bombing attacks In the Abu Tor neighborhood of east Jerusalem an extensive "popular resistance" (i.e., popular terrorism) network was exposed. Its operatives threw Molotov cocktails and stones at Israeli security forces and Jewish Israeli civilians living in the neighborhood.

Spotlight on Global Jihad (January 22-28, 2015)

Issued on 28/01/2015 Type Article
On the morning of January 27, 2015, a shooting attack took place at the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, were diplomats, foreign and local government officials and tourists stay. The attack killed at least nine people. One of the Japanese hostages, whose photo was circulated by ISIS last week, has been executed. ISIS, which is holding another Japanese hostage, has threatened to execute the other Japanese hostage and the Jordanian pilot if a female terrorist held in Jordan is not released within 24 hours. Kurdish sources reported that the YPG militias have managed to liberate the whole city of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab).

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 21 –27, 2015)

Issued on 27/01/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the stabbing attack on a Tel Aviv bus. Nine people were wounded, four of them critically. A public opinion poll taken at the beginning of December 2014 by the Palestinian Center Policy and Survey Research headed by Dr. Khalil Shikaki clearly indicated Palestinian public support for Hamas and its policies.
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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.