The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Information received from a Hamas operative who crossed the border to Israel indicates once again that Hamas uses Gaza Strip hospitals for military purposes

Issued on 05/01/2017 Type Article
On November 27, 2016, Bilal al-Razayna, 24, resident of the Gaza Strip, was detained after crossing the security fence into Israeli territory. Al-Razayna, who belongs to the Izz al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s military-terrorist wing, was involved in various military activities such as sniper training, digging tunnels, and securing facilities.
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Palestinian Reactions to UN Security Council Resolution 2334

Issued on 29/12/2016 Type Article
On December 23, 2016, a majority vote in the UN Security Council passed Resolution 2334 (in accordance with Chapter VI of the UN Charter). The resolution deals mainly with the Israeli settlements, over which there is a broad international consensus.
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How UN Security Council Resolution 2334 Relates to Palestinian Terrorism

Issued on 29/12/2016 Type Article
On December 23, 2016, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 2334, with 14 countries voting in favor. The United States abstained allowing the resolution to pass. Resolution 2334 deals mostly with the Israeli settlements in Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem, over which there is broad international consensus. The issue of terrorism is included in the resolution but its weight is slight (as opposed to extensive dealing with the settlements, which are represented as the main obstacle to peace).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 14-20, 2016)

Issued on 27/12/2016 Type Article
This past week news focused on UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which dealt mainly with the issue of the Israeli settlements, over which there is broad international consensus. The resolution was regarded by the Palestinians as a significant achievement and "historic victory," and was supported by the entire spectrum of Palestinians. On the ground nothing is new. Popular terrorism and violence continue in Judea and Samaria, with stabbing attacks, shooting attacks, Molotov cocktails and the throwing of stones.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 14-20, 2016)

Issued on 20/12/2016 Type Article
This past week Palestinians carried out three shooting attacks targeting Israeli vehicles on the roads in the region north of Ramallah. In addition, a Palestinian carried out a stabbing attack near the Lions Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. Tunisia reported the death of Muhammad al-Zoari, an aerial engineer; Hamas' military-terrorist wing issued a death notice for him, stating he was a senior operative in its ranks and commanded its drone unit.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 7- 13, 2016)

Issued on 13/12/2016 Type Article
This past week Palestinians attempted to carry out two terrorist attacks (a vehicular attack and a stabbing attack). Popular terrorism continued unabated in Judea and Samaria with the throwing of stones and Molotov cocktails. With the growing tension in the Gaza Strip between Hamas and the Salafi jihadist organizations, Hamas sources revealed that in recent weeks they had detained about 350 operatives.
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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."