Terrorist Attacks

The Social Networks as a Source of Inspiration and Imitation for Terrorist Attacks: Examination of Facebook pages of four terrorists who recently carried out shooting, vehicular and stabbing attacks.

Issued on 22/03/2016 Type Article
As part of an ongoing series of bulletins dealing with the maturing of the idea to carry out a terrorist attack as reflected in the Facebook pages of terrorists, this bulletin examines the Facebook pages of four Palestinian terrorists.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 16-22, 2016)

Issued on 22/03/2016 Type Article
The Palestinian terrorist campaign that begin more than six months ago continues with increasing and decreasing intensity. Prominent this past week were three stabbing attacks. With the deterioration of Hamas-Egypt relations after Egypt accused Hamas of involvement in the assassination of the Egyptian attorney general, Hamas sent a delegation of its senior figures to Cairo.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 9 – 15, 2016)

Issued on 15/03/2016 Type Article
The Palestinian terrorist campaign that began six months ago continues unabated. This past week there were shooting, stabbing and vehicular attacks at various locations throughout Judea and Samaria and inside Israel. This past week the modus operandi of the terrorist attacks worsened.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 24 – March 1, 2016)

Issued on 01/03/2016 Type Article
The Palestinian terrorist campaign continues. This past week there were prominent stabbing attacks in Beit El, Ma'aleh Adumim and Gush Etzion. A reserve IDF officer was killed by friendly fire during a stabbing attack in Gush Etzion. The Israeli security forces detained two brothers in Hebron who carried out a series of sniper attacks, shooting at Israeli civilians and soldiers in the Hebron area.

The social networks as a source of inspiration and imitation for terrorists: the case study of two Palestinian youths who carried out a stabbing attack in a supermarket in the commercial area of Sha'ar Benyamin.

Issued on 28/02/2016 Type Article
On February 18, 2016, Two Palestinian adolescents went to a supermarket in the Sha'ar Benyamin commercial area, north of Jerusalem, and stabbed two Israeli customers. An armed civilian shot them. One of the customers, a 21 year-old off-duty IDF soldier, was mortally wounded and later died. Another Israeli customer was critically wounded.

Hassan Nasrallah's "Ammonia Speech:" The Threat for Israel and Its Significance

Issued on 25/02/2016 Type Article
On February 16, 2016, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah gave a speech at a ceremony held in the southern Shi'ite suburb of Beirut. The speech, which lasted for an hour and a half, was broadcast on a giant screen. It marked the anniversary of the deaths of three senior Hezbollah operatives (Sheikh Ghareb Harb, Abbas al-Mussawi and Imad Mughnieh).
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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.