Terrorist Attacks

Hamas again uses Gazan civilians as human shields to prevent the Israeli Air Force from attacking operatives' houses.

Issued on 10/07/2014 Type Article
Hamas again uses Gazan civilians as human shields to prevent the Israeli Air Force from attacking operatives' houses. Hamas will probably employ various tactics of using civilians as human shields as Operation Protective Edge continues and expands.
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Operation Protective Edge – Update No. 2 (As of 1200 hours, July 10, 2014)

Issued on 10/07/2014 Type Article
Operation Protective Edge has been ongoing since the evening of July 7, 2014. During the past 24 hours the IDF continued attacking terrorist targets throughout the Gaza Strip from the air and sea. Since the beginning of the operation 785 terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip have been hit, mainly from the air.
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Operation Protective Edge – Update No. 1 (As of 1200 hours, July 9, 2014)

Issued on 09/07/2014 Type Article
Operation Protective Edge, which began on the evening of July 7, 2014, has entered its second day. According to statements from senior Israeli figures, it seems that the objective of the operation is to restore calm, defend the citizens of the State of Israel, and strike Hamas and the other terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip.
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The Threat of Rockets from the Gaza Strip – The Situation on the Ground

Issued on 08/07/2014 Type Article
Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the other terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip have several thousand rockets, whose maximum range enables them to attack central Israel, that is, the Tel Aviv area.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 2 – 8, 2014)

Issued on 08/07/2014 Type Article
This past week rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory continued to escalate. The IDF responded with air strikes, its targets including a tunnel which operatives of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military-terrorist wing, planned to use for a terrorist attack in Israeli territory. On July 2, 2014, Muhammad Abu Khdeir, a 16 year-old Palestinian boy from the Shuafat neighborhood north of Jerusalem, was abducted and brutally murdered.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 25 – July 1, 2014)

Issued on 01/07/2014 Type Base document
The bodies of the three youths who were abducted and murdered were found in the region of Halhul (northwest of Hebron) after 18 days of intensive searching. They were apparently murdered shortly after their abduction and their bodies were hidden, perhaps with the intention of using them as bargaining chips at a later date. During the operation the terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip escalated their rocket fire into the western Negev (52 rocket hits have been identified since the beginning of the operation, not including the mortar shells and rockets that fell by mistake inside the Gaza Strip).
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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.