The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 23 – 30, 2014)

Issued on 30/09/2014 Type Article
Israel's south remains quiet. Rioting continues in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria. In Hebron, two of the terrorist operatives who abducted and murdered the three Israeli youths in June were killed in an exchange of fire with IDF forces. On September 24, 2014, indirect negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians were renewed in Cairo. Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the Palestinian Authority (PA), gave a speech before the UN General Assembly.
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Hamas-affiliated media report: the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades has begun establishing a "popular army" for the next confrontation with Israel.

Issued on 30/09/2014 Type Article
The Hamas-affiliated media recently reported that the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades was planning to establish what it called a "popular army." According to the reports, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades was recruiting as many civilian volunteers as possible, regardless of age.
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Examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge - Part Five*

Issued on 22/09/2014 Type Article
This information bulletin is the fifth in a series of publications of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), as part of a project examining the names of the Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 17 – 23, 2014)

Issued on 22/09/2014 Type Article
On the afternoon of September 16, 2014, , a mortar shell hit was identified in the western Negev. Egypt announced that on September 24, 2014, the round of Israeli-Palestinian talks agreed on as part of the ceasefire would begin. Violent events in Jerusalem continue. A large number of children were among the suspects detained by the Israeli security forces for throwing Molotov cocktails and stones.
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The War of Casualties: During Operation Protective Edge children and teenagers were exploited by terrorists as auxiliaries and operatives. The extent of the phenomenon is still unclear.

Issued on 17/09/2014 Type Article
An examination of about a third of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge revealed several instances of children and teenagers serving as military operatives in the terrorist organizations.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 10 – September 16, 2014)

Issued on 16/09/2014 Type Article
The cease-fire achieved at the conclusion of operation Protective Edge is being maintained. A Fact-Finding Assessment is looking into exceptional incidents by the IDF during the recent fighting. Jerusalem continues to be the focal point of violent attacks. The operation to rehabilitate the Gaza Strip is under way, albeit slowly, partly due to the rivalry between Fatah and Hamas. Hamas finally admits that they launched rockets close to schools and hospitals.
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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."