The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

The exposure of a terrorist infrastructure in Abu Dis and Bethlehem directed by Hamas in the Gaza Strip shows Hamas' effort to escalate the current terrorist campaign at the expense of its popular character.

Issued on 06/01/2016 Type Article
During December 2015 the Israel Security Agency (ISA) exposed a large Hamas terrorist infrastructure operating in Abu Dis and Bethlehem. As of December 23, 2015, twenty-five of its operatives, most of them students from Abu Dis, had been detained. The operatives, handled and directed from the Gaza Strip by the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military-terrorist wing, planned to carry out suicide bombing attacks in Jerusalem and other locations in Israel.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 23 – 29, 2015)

Issued on 29/12/2015 Type Article
This past week the current Palestinian terrorist campaign continued with stabbing and vehicular attacks in Judea, Samaria and the city of Jerusalem (which remains a focal point for stabbing attacks). Notable this past week was the exposure of a large Hamas terrorist network in the region of Abu Dis (near Jerusalem), handled and directed by operatives of Hamas' military-terrorist wing in the Gaza Strip.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 16 – 22, 2015)

Issued on 22/12/2015 Type Article
This past week the current Palestinian terrorist campaign continued, primarily with stabbing and vehicular attacks in Judea, Samaria and Israel. n Another rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip targeting the western Negev. Kuntar, a notorious terrorist, was killed in an aerial attack near Damascus.
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Interim Findings of the Profile of Palestinians Who Were Killed in Confrontations with Israeli Security Forces in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip (October 3 – November 22, 2015)

Issued on 16/12/2015 Type Article
This study follows the first two ITIC analyses of the profiles of Palestinians killed while carrying out terrorist attacks in Judea, Samaria and Israel during the current terrorist campaign. This study profiles Palestinians killed during riots in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 9 – 15, 2015)

Issued on 15/12/2015 Type Article
The Palestinian terrorist campaign continues unabated, marked this past week by an increase in vehicular attacks in addition to stabbing and shooting attacks. This past week a rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. In response Israel Air Force aircraft struck two Hamas terrorist targets.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 2 – 8, 2015)

Issued on 08/12/2015 Type Article
This past week the Palestinian terrorist campaign continued unabated. Stabbing attacks were prominent, and there were also shooting attacks and vehicular attacks. A rocket was fired at Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip, falling inside the Strip.
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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."