The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 12-18, 2015)

Issued on 18/08/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on three stabbing attacks against Israeli security forces at roadblocks. Sporadic rocket fire continues from the Gaza Strip. The administrative detainee Muhammad Allaan, a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) operative, lost consciousness after a hunger strike of 59 days.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 5-11, 2015)

Issued on 11/08/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the vehicular attack near Shilo (north of Jerusalem) and the stabbing attack at a gas station on the main road between Modi'in and Jerusalem (near Beit Horon). This week as well rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip. Most of them fell inside the Strip. In response the Israel Air Force attacked a Hamas target in the central Gaza Strip. The hunger strike of administrative detainee Muhammad Allan continues.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 28 – August 4, 2015)

Issued on 04/08/2015 Type Article
This past week events focused on the murder of a Palestinian baby and the injuring of three of his family member in a firebombing attack in the village of Duma (near Nablus). The Palestinian Authority blamed the government of Israel, accusing it of responsibility for the attack and announcing it would take a number of measures. Several rockets were launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip by Salafist-jihadi networks. They have been responsible for the rockets fired in the past few months.
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Handling Hamas networks in Judea and Samaria from abroad as part of Hamas’s effort to carry out terrorist attacks against Israel

Issued on 04/08/2015 Type Article
In July 2015, Israeli security forces uncovered a Hamas military network from the village of Silwad (north of Ramallah), whose operatives were involved in the shooting attack on June 29, 2015, near the village of Shvut Rachel, north of Ramallah.
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The Role of the Palestinians in the BDS Campaign

Issued on 29/07/2015 Type Article
This study examines the role of Palestinian activists and networks in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip in the global BDS campaign being waged against Israel.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 22 –28, 2015)

Issued on 28/07/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the violent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces on the Temple Mount. Palestinians, some of them masked, prepared in advance for the clashes by stockpiling cinderblocks, rocks, stones, wooden boards, Molotov cocktails and fireworks. This past week three Palestinians were killed in various events during which Israeli security forces met with violent resistance while detaining wanted terrorists.
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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."