The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

The social networks as a source of inspiration and imitation for terrorists

Issued on 18/02/2016 Type Article
The case study of Nihad Ra'ed Waked, who, with his cousin, carried out a shooting attack targeting IDF soldiers in northern Samaria.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 10 – 16, 2016)

Issued on 16/02/2016 Type Article
This past week the ongoing Palestinian terrorist campaign escalated. There was a series of stabbing and shooting attacks. The family of hunger-striking Muhammad al-Qiq held a press conference and reported on his deteriorating state of health.
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The Shooting and Stabbing Attack at the Nablus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem Signals an Escalation in the Complexity and Daring of the Palestinian Terrorist Campaign.

Issued on 09/02/2016 Type Article
On February 3, 2016, three young Palestinians carried out a combined shooting and stabbing attack at the Nablus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. A Border Policewoman was shot and killed, and another was critically wounded.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 3 – 9, 2016)

Issued on 09/02/2016 Type Article
This past week the Palestinian terrorist campaign continued, manifested by shooting and stabbing attacks. Prominent was the shooting and stabbing attack carried out near the Nablus Gate in Jerusalem by three Palestinian youths from Qabatiya. One Border Policewoman was killed. Terrorist tunnels in the Gaza Strip continue collapsing, primarily because of severe weather conditions, but also because of the flooding of tunnels by the Egyptian security forces
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 27 – February 2, 2016)

Issued on 02/02/2016 Type Article
This past week the current Palestinian terrorist campaign continued. There were shooting, stabbing and vehicular attacks, along with the throwing of stones and Molotov cocktails.
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The social networks as a source of inspiration and imitation for terrorists: the case study of Amjad Jaser Sukari, the Palestinian policeman who carried out a shooting attack near Beit El.

Issued on 02/02/2016 Type Article
On January 31, 2016, a shooting attack was carried out at an IDF roadblock near Beit El north of near Ramallah, which is used exclusively by senior Palestinian Authority (PA) figures (sometimes called the "VIP roadblock"). The terrorist drove to the roadblock. When he was stopped and asked for his ID card, he took out a gun and shot at the soldiers.
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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."