Terrorist Attacks

Interim Findings of the Profile of Palestinians Who Were Killed in Confrontations with Israeli Security Forces in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip (October 3 – November 22, 2015)

Issued on 16/12/2015 Type Article
This study follows the first two ITIC analyses of the profiles of Palestinians killed while carrying out terrorist attacks in Judea, Samaria and Israel during the current terrorist campaign. This study profiles Palestinians killed during riots in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 9 – 15, 2015)

Issued on 15/12/2015 Type Article
The Palestinian terrorist campaign continues unabated, marked this past week by an increase in vehicular attacks in addition to stabbing and shooting attacks. This past week a rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. In response Israel Air Force aircraft struck two Hamas terrorist targets.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 2 – 8, 2015)

Issued on 08/12/2015 Type Article
This past week the Palestinian terrorist campaign continued unabated. Stabbing attacks were prominent, and there were also shooting attacks and vehicular attacks. A rocket was fired at Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip, falling inside the Strip.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 25 – December 1, 2015)

Issued on 01/12/2015 Type Article
This past week the Palestinian terrorist campaign continued unabated. Terrorist attacks were carried out in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. Most of them were stabbing attacks. However, some attacks were carried out by terrorists with profiles different from what we have witnessed so far. Some efforts were made by Palestinian figures to calm the Palestinian youngsters.
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Interim Findings of the Profile of Palestinians Who Carried Out Attacks in Judea and Samaria in the Current Terrorist Campaign* (September 14 – November 15, 2015)

Issued on 25/11/2015 Type Article
For the past two months, since the Jewish High Holidays in September, the Palestinians have been waging a terrorist campaign against Israel, which continues in full force. It can be considered to have begun with stones thrown at the car of Alexander Levlowitz near the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of Jerusalem on September 14, 2015, leading to his death. The campaign gathered steam with riots on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem and spread to Israel, Judea and Samaria, and currently focuses on the city of Hebron and its surroundings.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (November 19 - 25, 2015)

Issued on 25/11/2015 Type Article
Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, this week the French and Belgian security forces carried out intensive security activity (which paralyzed the city of Brussels). The US, Russia and France increased their airstrikes against ISIS targets. A key target of these attacks was the oil infrastructure (oil fields, production facilities and tankers) which are ISIS’s main source of income.
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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.