The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 9 – 15, 2016)

Issued on 15/03/2016 Type Article
The Palestinian terrorist campaign that began six months ago continues unabated. This past week there were shooting, stabbing and vehicular attacks at various locations throughout Judea and Samaria and inside Israel. This past week the modus operandi of the terrorist attacks worsened.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 2 – 8, 2016)

Issued on 08/03/2016 Type Article
This past week the current Palestinian terrorist campaign continued, with varying degrees of intensity. Palestinians carried out stabbing, shooting and vehicular attacks at Nablus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem, the Gush Etzion Junction (both focal points for terrorist attacks), the Jordan Valley and Samaria. The Egyptian regime continues claiming Hamas is involved in supporting terrorism and subversion in Egypt.
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Encouragement for the Palestinian Terrorist Campaign through Financial Support

Issued on 02/03/2016 Type Article
Encouragement for the Palestinian Terrorist Campaign through Financial Support: Iran announces its intention to provide funds for the families of Palestinian shaheeds and families whose houses were demolished by Israel.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 24 – March 1, 2016)

Issued on 01/03/2016 Type Article
The Palestinian terrorist campaign continues. This past week there were prominent stabbing attacks in Beit El, Ma'aleh Adumim and Gush Etzion. A reserve IDF officer was killed by friendly fire during a stabbing attack in Gush Etzion. The Israeli security forces detained two brothers in Hebron who carried out a series of sniper attacks, shooting at Israeli civilians and soldiers in the Hebron area.
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The social networks as a source of inspiration and imitation for terrorists: the case study of two Palestinian youths who carried out a stabbing attack in a supermarket in the commercial area of Sha'ar Benyamin.

Issued on 28/02/2016 Type Article
On February 18, 2016, Two Palestinian adolescents went to a supermarket in the Sha'ar Benyamin commercial area, north of Jerusalem, and stabbed two Israeli customers. An armed civilian shot them. One of the customers, a 21 year-old off-duty IDF soldier, was mortally wounded and later died. Another Israeli customer was critically wounded.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 17 – 23, 2016)

Issued on 23/02/2016 Type Article
This past week the current intensive Palestinian terrorist campaign continued. Stabbing attacks were again prominent in various locations in Judea and Samaria. Some of them were carried out by adolescents 14 to 16 years old. The Palestinian Authority (PA) and Fatah continue supporting the terrorist campaign in various ways.
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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."