Terrorist Attacks

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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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 18 – 24, 2015)

Issued on 24/11/2015 Type Article
This past week there was an increase in the scope and severity of the Palestinian terrorist campaign which began on September 14, 2015. Three deadly attacks were carried out in Tel Aviv, Gush Etzion and on Route 443 between Modi'in and Jerusalem. Most of the attacks, including this past week, have been stabbing attacks in Judea, Samaria and Israel. There have also been shooting and vehicular attacks.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 11 – 17, 2015)

Issued on 17/11/2015 Type Article
This past week the wave of violence and terrorism continued, although with a slight reduction in quantity. Israel outlawed the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel. The Israeli minister of defense signed an order to confiscate the funds and property of 17 NGOs and institutions belonging to the Northern Branch.
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ISIS Terrorist Attack in Paris -Initial Overview and Implications -(Updated to November 16, 2015)

Issued on 17/11/2015 Type Article
On the night of November 13, 2015, ISIS carried out a coordinated terrorist attack in six locations Paris. Three squads carried out the attack, involving eight terrorist operatives. According to Paris Prosecutor François Molins, at least 132 people were killed (of whom 103 have been identified so far). Three hundred fifty-two people were injured, 99 of them critically or mortally. The worst terrorist attack on French soil since the Second World War, it was a seminal event for the French.
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The 72 year-old terrorist who carried out a vehicular attack left a will expressing her desire to become a shaheeda (martyred woman). It provides additional evidence refuting Palestinian claims that she was "executed" by the IDF.

Issued on 11/11/2015 Type Article
On November 6, 2015, a 72 year-old Palestinian woman tried to run over an IDF soldier standing under the Halhul bridge (north of Hebron). IDF soldiers stationed at the roadblock saw a vehicle racing towards one of the soldiers under the bridge. They shot at the vehicle. The driver was wounded and evacuated to a hospital, where she died. There were no IDF casualties. A knife was found in a bag inside the car.
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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.