The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 20 – 26, 2016)

Issued on 26/07/2016 Type Article
This past week the throwing of stones and Molotov cocktails and shootings at passing Israeli cars continued. However, no serious terrorist attacks were carried out. This year as well Hamas and the other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip are exploiting the summer vacation to give children and adolescents military training.

Vehicular Attacks: A Lethal, Easily-Executed Type of Attack Most are carried out by lone operatives unaffiliated with terrorist organizations although sometimes inspired by them

Issued on 24/07/2016 Type Article
The vehicular attack carried out on the Nice promenade on Bastille Day, July 14, 2016, claimed the lives of 84 people and wounded 200. It was the most lethal vehicular attack ever carried out, no less lethal than most of the other terrorist attacks carried out in Europe during the past year. However, unlike the ISIS attacks, it was relatively simple.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 13 – 19, 2016)

Issued on 19/07/2016 Type Article
his past week terrorist event focused on the stabbing attack in Gush Etzion and an attack prevented in Jerusalem. The Palestinian media reported that Facebook had removed pages affiliated with Hamas in Judea and Samaria. A Hamas spokesman said it was not the first time Facebook had removed Hamas pages.

The Social Networks as a Source of Inspiration and Emulation, and a Platform for Expression of Palestinian Terrorists: The case of Muhammad Tarayrah, who murdered a 13 year-old girl in her sleep in Kiryat Arba

Issued on 12/07/2016 Type Article
In the early morning hours of June 30, 2016, a Palestinian terrorist climbed over the security fence around the Givat Harsina neighborhood in Kiryat Arba. He advanced about 150 meters (about 165 yards) to a house on the outskirts of the neighborhood, entered the bedroom Hallel Yaffa Ariel, a 13 year-old girl, and stabbed her to death in her sleep.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 6 – 12, 2016)

Issued on 12/07/2016 Type Article
This week there were more shooting and stabbing attacks in Judea and Samaria. Several civilians and soldiers were wounded. The Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces initiated a broad security operation to put an end to anarchy and ensure security.

Geography and Politics: During the visit of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to an UNRWA school in the Gaza Strip, a wall map of "Palestine" which ignored the existence of the State of Israel was temporarily hidden.

Issued on 07/07/2016 Type Article
On June 28, 2016, the UN secretary general went to the Gaza Strip for a visit lasting several hours. While there he was taken to a number of places, including UNRWA's al-Zeitun school in the Tel al-Hawa neighborhood of Gaza City.
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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."