The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

This year, as in years past, summer camps in the Gaza Strip were exploited by Hamas for radical Islamic ideological indoctrination and semi-military training

Issued on 07/07/2014 Type Article
Every year summer camps are held throughout the Gaza Strip during the summer vacation, for the most part organized by Hamas (a small number are organized by the other terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip and by Islamic associations).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 25 – July 1, 2014)

Issued on 01/07/2014 Type Base document
The bodies of the three youths who were abducted and murdered were found in the region of Halhul (northwest of Hebron) after 18 days of intensive searching. They were apparently murdered shortly after their abduction and their bodies were hidden, perhaps with the intention of using them as bargaining chips at a later date. During the operation the terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip escalated their rocket fire into the western Negev (52 rocket hits have been identified since the beginning of the operation, not including the mortar shells and rockets that fell by mistake inside the Gaza Strip).
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Return of Palestinian terrorist operatives released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal to terrorist activities

Issued on 26/06/2014 Type Article
It was recently made known that on May 7, 2014, the Israeli security forces detained a Hamas terrorist operative from the Hebron region who was released in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal (October 2011).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 18-24)

Issued on 24/06/2014 Type Base document
IDF Operation Brothers' Keeper to find and return the three abducted Israeli youths has entered its 11th day, focusing on the region around Hebron. So far the youths are still missing. The IDF has also carried out extensive activities throughout Judea and Samaria in order to damage the Hamas infrastructure. So far more than 300 suspects have been detained, most of them (240) Hamas activists and operatives. An Israeli boy was killed in the Golan Heights by a Syrian anti-tank missile. Israel holds the Syrian regime was responsible for the attack and the boy's death. In retaliation the Israeli Air Force struck Syrian army posts.
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Terrorism and Violence in Judea and Samaria 2013: Data, Characteristics and Trends

Issued on 18/06/2014 Type Article
In view of the abduction of the three Israeli youths by Hamas and Operation Brothers' Keeper currently being conducted in Judea and Samaria, the ITIC reminds its readers of the study entitled "Violence and Terrorism in Judea and Samaria, 2013 – Data, Characteristics and Trends.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 11 – 17, 2014)

Issued on 17/06/2014 Type Article
The Israeli security forces have been engaged in intensive actions in Judea and Samaria for five days to locate the three abducted Israeli youths (Operation Brothers' Keeper). Six rockets were fired into the western Negev from the Gaza Strip. In response the Israeli Air Force struck terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip. Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu said that the Israeli security forces had undertaken a complex operation which might continue for a long time
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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."