The Global Jihad / Al-Qaeda

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 28 – August 4, 2015)

Issued on 04/08/2015 Type Article
This past week events focused on the murder of a Palestinian baby and the injuring of three of his family member in a firebombing attack in the village of Duma (near Nablus). The Palestinian Authority blamed the government of Israel, accusing it of responsibility for the attack and announcing it would take a number of measures. Several rockets were launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip by Salafist-jihadi networks. They have been responsible for the rockets fired in the past few months.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 23-29, 2015)

Issued on 29/07/2015 Type Article
Some ten months after the opening of the US-led campaign against ISIS, this week there has been a possible fundamental change in Turkey’s policy. From ISIS’s perspective, the Turkish activity along the border and the widespread wave of detentions may impede ISIS’s supply routes and make it more difficult for foreign fighters to join ISIS. In the main areas of fighting in Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Libya, there were no significant changes on the ground this week.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 22 –28, 2015)

Issued on 28/07/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the violent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces on the Temple Mount. Palestinians, some of them masked, prepared in advance for the clashes by stockpiling cinderblocks, rocks, stones, wooden boards, Molotov cocktails and fireworks. This past week three Palestinians were killed in various events during which Israeli security forces met with violent resistance while detaining wanted terrorists.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 16-22, 2015)

Issued on 22/07/2015 Type Article
The main event of the week was a suicide bombing attack carried out in Turkey in the town of Suruc, near the Turkish-Syrian border. More than 30 people were killed and many dozens were injured. In the Sinai Peninsula, an anti-tank missile was fired at an Egyptian patrol boat off the coast of Rafah. The ship sank but its crew was rescued. The Sinai province of the Islamic State claimed responsibility.In the battles in Syria and Iraq, there were no significant developments this week.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 15 –21, 2015)

Issued on 21/07/2015 Type Article
This past week one rocket hit was identified in the western Negev in the region of the southern coastal city of Ashqelon. Responsibility was claimed by the ISIS-affiliated jihadi. During July 2015 there has been a decrease in the number of terrorist attacks in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, but their lethality and the daring of the perpetrators increased.
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The Gaza Strip One Year after Operation Protective Edge: An Overview

Issued on 16/07/2015 Type Article
This study examines the activities of the terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip during the year since Operation Protective Edge, especially Hamas.
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Information on The Global Jihad / Al-Qaeda
The global jihad is the name given to the international network of Islamist terrorist organizations sharing Al-Qaeda's ideology. The global jihad was established in 1998, and its full name is the "World Islamic Front for Jihad Against Jews and Crusaders." It serves as an umbrella organization for coalitions of terrorist organizations and independent terrorist networks with common ideologies and sharing operational ties.
All the organizations in the global jihad strive to spread Islam and establish Islamic law in all the countries in the world through a jihad against the West and its allies (among them Israel and the pro-Western Arab states). Global jihad organizations advocate a total, uncompromising battle in which the ends justify any and all means. Some of the global jihad networks carry out independent terrorist attacks and others cooperate, at various levels, with Al-Qaeda.
Al-Qaeda is the dominant factor in the global jihad's umbrella organization. It was founded in 1988 in Pakistan, and until his death was led and financed by Osama bin Laden. Ideologically it is based on Salafi Islam, according to which jihad as the personal duty of every Muslim. Al-Qaeda has been behind a series of attacks against the United States, including the destruction of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11, 2001. Osama bin Laden was killed by the United States Army on May 2, 2011. He was succeeded as head of Al-Qaeda by his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, born in Egypt and one of Al-Qaeda's founders.