The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 27 – February 2, 2016)

Issued on 02/02/2016 Type Article
This past week the current Palestinian terrorist campaign continued. There were shooting, stabbing and vehicular attacks, along with the throwing of stones and Molotov cocktails.
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The social networks as a source of inspiration and imitation for terrorists: the case study of Amjad Jaser Sukari, the Palestinian policeman who carried out a shooting attack near Beit El.

Issued on 02/02/2016 Type Article
On January 31, 2016, a shooting attack was carried out at an IDF roadblock near Beit El north of near Ramallah, which is used exclusively by senior Palestinian Authority (PA) figures (sometimes called the "VIP roadblock"). The terrorist drove to the roadblock. When he was stopped and asked for his ID card, he took out a gun and shot at the soldiers.
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The social networks as a source of inspiration and imitation for terrorists: the case study of Obada Abu Ras, the Palestinian terrorist who carried out the stabbing attack in Givat Ze'ev, Jerusalem.

Issued on 31/01/2016 Type Article
On January 27, 2016, an Israeli man was stabbed and seriously wounded by a Palestinian. The attack took place in the Givat Ze'ev neighborhood northwest of Jerusalem.
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The stabbing attack in Beit Horon showed an increase in relative complexity, daring and premeditation

Issued on 27/01/2016 Type Article
On January 25, 2016, a stabbing attack was carried out in the Israeli village of Beit Horon (near Route 443, a major traffic artery leading to Jerusalem). Two Palestinian students, who apparently knew each other from Bir Zeit University, entered the village by climbing over its security fence. They went to a local grocery store where they stabbed a young woman standing outside.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 20 – 26, 2016)

Issued on 26/01/2016 Type Article
This past week the current Palestinian terrorist campaign continued. During the past few weeks there has been a decrease in the scope of the attacks (although the number remained high), but they have been more lethal and daring (shooting attacks and entrance into Israeli villages).Prominent this past week was a lethal stabbing attack in the community of Beit Horon.
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Hezbollah Handled a Palestinian Squad in Tulkarm, Which Planned Terrorist Attacks

Issued on 24/01/2016 Type Article
The Israeli security forces recently exposed a five-man terrorist squad in Tulkarm that planned to carry out terrorist attacks in Israel, including a shooting attack. The squad was headed by Muhammad Zaghloul, a Palestinian from Tulkarm, and handled by Hezbollah in Lebanon.
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Information on The Israeli Palestinian Conflict
The Palestinian Authority is a semi-autonomous entity which controls the Palestinian population in Judea and Samaria. The Palestinian Authority was established in 1994 with the signing of the Oslo Accords. Formally, according to the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian Authority also controls the Gaza Strip, but in reality it lost control in June 2007 when Hamas' violently took control. Since Yasser Arafat's death, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) has headed the Palestinian Authority.
The Palestinian Authority's status was severely damaged by the Palestinian terrorist campaign (the Al-Aqsa, or second intifada). Since it was unable and unwilling to prevent terrorist attacks from being carried out from its territory, Israel ended cooperation with it and most Palestinian Authority activities came to a standstill. Today the Palestinian Authority security forces maintain internal order and prevent terrorist attacks.
Many countries around the world give the Palestinian Authority some sort of recognition as a political entity, although most of them do not recognize it as a sovereign state. Some of them formalized their diplomatic relations and promoted their representatives to the status of ambassadors. Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas recently applied to the UN for membership. On September 23, 2011, he formally appealed to the secretary general of the UN to recognize the state of "Palestine."