Terrorist Attacks

Estimate of the number of Hamas operatives killed in Operation Protective Edge (Part Eleven) *

Issued on 13/07/2015 Type Article
This document is the eleventh in a series of publications of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), examining the names of the Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 1 –7, 2015)

Issued on 07/07/2015 Type Article
This past week events focused on three rockets fired into the western Negev from the Sinai Peninsula. They were launched by the Supporters of Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis), ISIS's Sinai Province. In Judea and Samaria the wave of "popular resistance" (i.e., popular terroris) attacks continued, manifested by Molotov cocktails, thrown stones and apparent arson attacks attacking natural forest growths in the Jerusalem region.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 24-30, 2015)

Issued on 30/06/2015 Type Article
This past week there was a wave of terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria. There were three shooting attack. A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in the western Negev near the southern Israeli coastal city of Ashqelon.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 17-23, 2015)

Issued on 23/06/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on two terrorist attacks, one a shooting attack and the other a stabbing attack .Hamas praised both attacks. Its military-terrorist wing claimed responsibility for the shooting attack, although reliability of the claim is doubtful. The "Freedom Flotilla 3," which has at least three ships, has completed its preparations to sail to the Gaza Strip.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 3 – 9, 2015)

Issued on 09/06/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the two instances of rocket fire targeting the Ashqelon region and other locations in the western Negev. Israel reiterated its policy of considering Hamas responsible for all rocket fire from the Gaza Strip (although Israel is aware it has been carried out by rogue terrorist organizations and that Hamas has made efforts to prevent it). Events held for Naksa Day (the day the Palestinians mark the Six Day War) passed without exceptional occurrences.

How the Palestinian Authority and Fatah Respond to Vehicular Attacks

Issued on 04/06/2015 Type Article
During the first half of 2015 there was a rise in the number of vehicular attacks, continuing the trend of 2014. Since the beginning of 2015 there have been seven vehicular attacks, four of them in Jerusalem (a focal point for such attacks) and three in Judea and Samaria. The attacks killed one civilian and wounded 12 individuals, ten of them members of the Israeli security forces.
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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.