The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 1 –7, 2015)

Issued on 07/07/2015 Type Article
This past week events focused on three rockets fired into the western Negev from the Sinai Peninsula. They were launched by the Supporters of Jerusalem (Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis), ISIS's Sinai Province. In Judea and Samaria the wave of "popular resistance" (i.e., popular terroris) attacks continued, manifested by Molotov cocktails, thrown stones and apparent arson attacks attacking natural forest growths in the Jerusalem region.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 24-30, 2015)

Issued on 30/06/2015 Type Article
This past week there was a wave of terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria. There were three shooting attack. A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed in the western Negev near the southern Israeli coastal city of Ashqelon.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 17-23, 2015)

Issued on 23/06/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on two terrorist attacks, one a shooting attack and the other a stabbing attack .Hamas praised both attacks. Its military-terrorist wing claimed responsibility for the shooting attack, although reliability of the claim is doubtful. The "Freedom Flotilla 3," which has at least three ships, has completed its preparations to sail to the Gaza Strip.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 10-16, 2015)

Issued on 16/06/2015 Type Article
This past week another rocket was fired at Israeli territory, falling inside the Gaza Strip. This past week there was a rise in the number of Molotov cocktails and stones thrown at Israeli security forces and Israeli transportation.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 3 – 9, 2015)

Issued on 09/06/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the two instances of rocket fire targeting the Ashqelon region and other locations in the western Negev. Israel reiterated its policy of considering Hamas responsible for all rocket fire from the Gaza Strip (although Israel is aware it has been carried out by rogue terrorist organizations and that Hamas has made efforts to prevent it). Events held for Naksa Day (the day the Palestinians mark the Six Day War) passed without exceptional occurrences.

How the Palestinian Authority and Fatah Respond to Vehicular Attacks

Issued on 04/06/2015 Type Article
During the first half of 2015 there was a rise in the number of vehicular attacks, continuing the trend of 2014. Since the beginning of 2015 there have been seven vehicular attacks, four of them in Jerusalem (a focal point for such attacks) and three in Judea and Samaria. The attacks killed one civilian and wounded 12 individuals, ten of them members of the Israeli security forces.
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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."