The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Initial Palestinian Reactions to Trump's Election as President

Issued on 14/11/2016 Type Article
Mahmoud Abbas and senior figures in the Palestinian Authority (PA), Fatah and the PLO were generally restrained in their reactions to the election of Donald Trump. However, their remarks hinted at concern over a greater pro-Israeli bias in the new American administration, based on statements made by Trump during the campaign. Their worst concerns are that the new president will abandon the two state solution, support construction in the settlements, and move the United States embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 2 – 8, 2016)

Issued on 08/11/2016 Type Article
Popular terrorism attacks continue. This past week there was an attempted stabbing attack at a bus stop near Ofra, northeast of Ramallah. A bombing attack of an IDF post in Hebron was prevented by the Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces. Hamas and other terrorist organizations strongly criticized the PA security forces for preventing the attack. The 99th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration was exploited by Hamas and the PA for strong condemnation.
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Analysis of the modus operandi of the shooting attack carried out from a driving car in Jerusalem, and of the perpetrator’s profile, shows unique characteristics

Issued on 03/11/2016 Type Article
The perpetrators of popular terrorism attacks during the recent year were mostly young boys, part of them school children and unemployed students or people with jobs unsuitable for their skills. They were without a clear-cut record of security offenses and without affiliation with terrorist organizations or outspoken identification with them. Most of the terrorist attacks they carried out were spontaneous and did not entail prior preparations.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 28 – November 1, 2016)

Issued on 01/11/2016 Type Article
This past week popular terrorism attacks continued. Prominent among them was a shooting attack at an IDF roadblock at the northeastern entrance of Ramallah. It was carried out by a PA policeman who was a Ramallah security guard. Palestinians also carried out a vehicular attack on the Gush Etzion road near Beit Ummar (wounding three Border Policemen), a combined stabbing-vehicular attack at an IDF post near the community of Ofra (no casualties) and a shooting attack in the Gush Etzion region (no casualties).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 10-26, 2016)

Issued on 26/10/2016 Type Article
The Jewish High Holidays, often a time of trouble, were relatively quiet. There was a stabbing in Har Adar (north of Jerusalem) and an attempted stabbing and the Tapuah Junction in Samaria. A Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist squad handled from the Gaza Strip was recently exposed in Israel. Its operatives planned to carry out a mass-killing attack at an event in a reception hall in Beersheba, using guns and hand grenades. They also planned to abduct and murder Israelis and then use their bodies as bargain chips to negotiate with Israel.
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Hostility towards Israel continues to be a fundamental element of Iranian foreign policy - Dr. Raz Zimmt

Issued on 13/10/2016 Type Article
Iran's diplomatic charm offensive, which began in the summer of 2013 with the election of Hassan Rouhani as Iranian president, and the nuclear agreement signed with the Western powers in the summer of 2015, raised the question of whether Iran's foreign policy towards Israel had become more moderate.
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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."