The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 11-17, 2016)

Issued on 17/05/2016 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on pipe bombs that exploded near the village of Hizma (north of Jerusalem), critically wounding an IDF officer. Nakba Day events in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip were held without exceptional incident.

Indoctrinating Gazan Children with Hatred and the Use of Violence against Israel *

Issued on 09/05/2016 Type Article
Events were recently held in the Gaza Strip as part of the 8th Children's Festival. They were exploited to indoctrinate Gazan kindergarten children with hatred and the use of violence against Israel. One of the tactics used was having displays put on by masked, uniformed children armed with plastic rifles who simulated a variety of military activities against "Israeli security forces.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 20 – May 3, 2016)

Issued on 03/05/2016 Type Article
This past week there were a number of stabbing attacks in and around Jerusalem. Hamas is trying to reawaken the terrorist campaign, calling for it to become an "armed intifada."

Indoctrinating Palestinian Children with Hatred and Violence towards Israel

Issued on 21/04/2016 Type Article
Indoctrinating Palestinian Children with Hatred and Violence towards Israel:
Kindergarten and elementary school children in the Gaza Strip wear uniforms and present displays of releasing a prisoner and attacking IDF soldiers with knives.

About the Report of the Mideast Freedom Forum Study of Palestinian Authority Textbooks By Brigadier General (Ret.) Amos Gilboa *

Issued on 20/04/2016 Type Article
This report analyzes fifteen schoolbooks from the subjects of history and national education ranging from school Grades 1 to 9, including texts, charts, photographs, illustrations, and maps. It examines what is in the textbooks and what is not. The books were introduced into the Palestinian educational system between 2000 and 2005, and reprinted between 2011 and 2014. They were all still in use at the beginning of 2016 in Palestinian Authority (PA) and UNRWA schools in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. All content was determined by the PA. The principles and guidelines of UNESCO's Education Strategy 2014-2021 were used as guiding criteria for the analysis.

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

Issued on 19/04/2016 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the explosion of an IED in a bus in Jerusalem. The IDF exposed a Hamas attack tunnel inside Israeli territory near the border security fence. Israeli security sources are of the opinion that the tunnel was dug after Operation Protective Edge. As the Passover holiday approaches, anti-Israel incitement regarding the Temple Mount increases.
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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."