The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 21 – 28, 2017)

Issued on 28/02/2017 Type Article
This past week terrorist events centered on rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum claimed Israel's continued attacks on Hamas posts and facilities was a deliberate Israeli attempt at escalation. Turkey hosted a conference called the "Conference of Palestinians Abroad."
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Support for violence and terrorism and calls for the destruction of Israel at the Sixth International Conference on Palestinian Intifada in Tehran

Issued on 26/02/2017 Type Article
On February 21-22, 2017, the Sixth International Conference on Palestinian Intifada was held in Tehran. The conference has been held since 1991 in accordance with the “Law on the Support of the People of Palestine’s Islamic Revolution” passed in the Iranian Majles in April 1990. So far, the conference has been held five times (in 1991, 2001, 2006, 2008 and 2011).
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Elections to the Hamas Political Bureau in the Gaza Strip: Overview and Significance

Issued on 22/02/2017 Type Article
Elections were recently held for Hamas' political bureau in the Gaza Strip, the highest leadership institution in Gaza. Several thousand voters participated, electing 15 members. Yahya al-Sinwar was chosen to head the new political bureau. He was a senior operative in the Izz al-Din Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military wing, and a member of the previous political bureau. He fully represents the positions of the military wing. Khalil al-Haya, also a member of the previous political bureau, was elected as deputy head.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 15 – 21, 2017)

Issued on 21/02/2017 Type Article
This past week no significant terrorist attacks were carried out in Judea and Samaria. However, popular terrorism continued with riots and stones thrown at Israeli vehicles. On February 20, 2017, two rockets were fired at Israeli territory from the Sinai Peninsula.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 8 – 14, 2017)

Issued on 14/02/2017 Type Article
Popular terrorism attacks continue in Judea and Samaria and trickle into Israel. Prominent this past week was a combined shooting and stabbing attack at the entrance to a market in Petah Tikva, in the center of the country. Four rockets were fired at Eilat, Israel's southernmost city, from the Sinai Peninsula. They were launched by operatives of ISIS's Sinai Province.. In the Gaza Strip Yahya Sinwar, a senior operative in Hamas' Izz al-Din Qassam Brigades, its military-terrorist wing, was elected as the organization's leader in the Gaza Strip.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 1 – 7, 2017)

Issued on 07/02/2017 Type Article
This past week popular terrorism attacks in Judea and Samaria continued. A rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into the western Negev. The Israeli security forces recently exposed a Hamas terrorist network in the Hebron region, handled by Hamas terrorist operatives in the Gaza 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."