The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 2 – 6, 2017)

Issued on 06/06/2017 Type Article
This past week no significant terrorist attack was carried out in Judea and Samaria or the Gaza Strip. Hamas called on the residents of the Gaza Strip to hold demonstrations near the border with Israel. The Arab media reported that Qatar gave Hamas the names of 12 operatives who were required to leave Doha immediately. This past week a delegation of senior Hamas figures left the Gaza Strip for Egypt
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Anti-Israel Incitement in the Palestinian Authority: An analysis of its roots and aspects*

Issued on 05/06/2017 Type Article
Incitement is generally defined as the deliberate provocation of unlawful, violent or criminal behavior. However, I would expand the definition to include inculcating a belief in an extremist ideology, concept or policy that is liable to cause people to commit violent or illegal acts.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict May 24 – June 1, 2017)

Issued on 01/06/2017 Type Article
This past week Palestinian popular terrorism was manifested by a stabbing attack at the entrance to the community of Mevo Dotan (northern Samaria) in which an IDF soldier was seriously wounded. The Israel Security Agency exposed a Palestinian network that carried out a shooting attack against an IDF force near Tulkarm. This week, after forty days, the hunger strike of the Palestinian prisoners ended.
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Iranian Support for Palestinian Terrorism: This year funds were again transferred to families of shaheeds in the Gaza Strip by the Iranian Martyrs Foundation through the PIJ-affiliated al-Ansar charity association

Issued on 28/05/2017 Type Article
On May 21, 2017, the al-Ansar charity association, which operates in the Gaza Strip, and the Palestinian branch of the Iranian Martyrs Foundation announced they would grant financial support to the families of shaheeds killed between the beginning of the second intifada (the "al-Aqsa intifada') and June 31 (sic), 2014 (Operation Protective Edge). The sum mentioned was $2 million, and the distribution of the funds has already begun.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict* (May 17 – 23, 2017)

Issued on 23/05/2017 Type Article
This past week Palestinian population terrorism was manifested with three stabbing attacks (Abu Dis, the Qalandia crossing and apparently in the central Israeli city of Netanya). In the Gaza Strip international organizations warned that the residents' situation was deteriorating to the point of humanitarian crisis. Hundreds of young Gazans answered Hamas' call. They gathered near the border security fence and rioted against IDF soldiers. A spokesman for the ministry of health in the Gaza Strip reported that dozens of Palestinians had been injured.
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Reactions to Hamas’s political document in the Arab and Muslim world

Issued on 22/05/2017 Type Article
On May 1, 2017, Hamas published a political document entitled “A Document of General Principles and Policies.” This political document was intended to update Hamas’s ideology and basic perceptions, as they appeared in the Hamas Charter from 1988, and adapt them to the strategic reality to today. An analysis of the sections of the political document clearly reveals that it did not introduce any significant change in Hamas’s principles and basic perceptions.
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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."