The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 20-26, 2015)

Issued on 26/05/2015 Type Article
This past week Israel's south remained quiet. In Jerusalem there was a vehicular attack targeting a group of Border Policemen, carried out on the road to the Mt. of Olives. The Palestinian media recently reported that a dirt road was being constructed in the Gaza Strip along the border with Israel at a distance of a few hundred meters from the border security fence.

Third vehicular attack carried out in Jerusalem in May, and as before, it received support from Fatah and the Palestinian media; the Palestinian Authority did not condemn it*.

Issued on 21/05/2015 Type Article
On May 20, 2015, a vehicular attack was carried out in Jerusalem, the third during the past month and the seventh since the beginning of 2015. During the past year there was an increase in the number of vehicular attacks carried out as part of what the Palestinians call the "popular resistance."

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 13-19, 2015)

Issued on 19/05/2015 Type Article
This past week Israel's south remained quiet. Rallies and marches were held in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip for the Nakba Day. A vehicular attack was carried out near the entrance to the village of Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion. Four Israelis were injured, one seriously.

During the past year there has been an increase in the number of vehicular attacks in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.

Issued on 18/05/2015 Type Article
At around noon on May 14, 2015, a Palestinian drove a taxi with an Israeli license plate to the junction at the entrance of the village of Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion. The driver swerved out of the lane, rammed into youths waiting at the bus stop and sped away. Four young men were injured, one seriously; the others suffered minor injuries.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 6-12, 2015)

Issued on 12/05/2015 Type Article
This past week no rocket hits were identified in Israeli territory. There were several incidents along the Israeli-Gazan border between IDF forces and suspicious Palestinians. Clashes continued between Hamas' security forces and Salafist-jihadists. The Hamas security forces erected roadblocks and detained jihadist operatives.

Hamas Activity in Malaysia

Issued on 06/05/2015 Type Article
Hamas' military-terrorist wing recruits students from Judea and Samaria in Malaysia. In addition, its operatives have been trained in Malaysia to use hang gliders to attack Israel.
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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."