News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 20 – 26, 2016)

[1]Mazen Areiba was an officer in Palestinian intelligence and a cousin of senior Palestinian Authority figure Sa'eb Erekat. On December 3, 20125, he shot at an IDF roadblock in the village of Hizma. An IDF soldier returned fire and killed him. Another IDF soldier and an Arab Israeli were also wounded in the attack.
[2]For further information see the January 24, 2016 bulletin "Hezbollah Handled a Palestinian Squad in Tulkarm, Which Planned Terrorist Attacks."
[3]Israel Security Agency website, January 25, 2016
[4]As of January 26, 2016. The statistics do not include mortar shell fire or rockets which misfired and fell inside the Gaza Strip.

[5]The statistics do not include mortar shell fire or rockets which misfired and fell inside the Gaza Strip.
[6]On January 13, 2016, IAF aircraft attacked a terrorist squad planting IEDs near the border security fence in the northern Gaza Strip. According to Israeli security forces the squad planned to use to bombs to attack Israeli security forces carrying out security activity near the fence (Ynet, January 13, 2016).
[7]A network in the Gaza Strip affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the global jihad. Its operatives participated in the abduction of Gilad Shalit in 2006 and in a series of terrorist attacks against local Western targets. The network was initially close to Hamas but has since distanced itself.

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