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Throughout 2016, Palestinian terrorists in Judea, Samaria and Israel continued carrying out various types of popular terrorism attacks (the so-called "popular resistance"). The wave of popular terrorism waned in April. After April, the average monthly distribution was greater than in previous years.
Palestinian Terrorism against Israel, 2016: Types, Trends and Data
In a conference held on March 6, 2017, to commemorate the Martyr Day in Tehran, the head of the Martyrs Foundation Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Mohammad Ali Shahidi said that the number of fatalities among the fighters sent by Iran to Syria and Iraq had reached 2,100 (Mehr, March 6, 2017).
The head of the Iranian Martyrs Foundation admits that 2,100 fighters sent by Iran to Syria and Iraq have been killed so far
This past week popular terrorism attacks in Judea and Samaria continued. A rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into the western Negev. The Israeli security forces recently exposed a Hamas terrorist network in the Hebron region, handled by Hamas terrorist operatives in the Gaza Strip.
News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 1 – 7, 2017)
Terrorist attacks and preparations for terrorist attacks continue in Judea and Samaria. In the Gaza Strip a rocket was fired into Israeli territory, Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip shot at an Israeli tractor, and IEDs were placed near the border security fence. Hamas spokesmen and Hamas-affiliated media threatened Hamas would change its policy and react strongly to future Israeli attacks.
News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 1 – 7, 2017)

A Hamas-affiliated news agency posted a video on Facebook of the charged confrontation in the Israeli Knesset between bereaved families and Knesset members.

Issued on 27/04/2017 Type Article
The operators of the Facebook page of the Hamas-affiliated Shehab News Agency recently posted a video published on the Israeli Walla News website. The video shows a hearing of the Israeli Knesset (parliament) State Control Committee. The hearing, intended to discuss the lessons of Operation Protective Edge, was held in the presence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and with the participation of bereaved parents.

Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 20-26, 2017)

Issued on 26/04/2017 Type Article
This week, there were no significant changes on the ground in the various fighting zones in Syria and Iraq. ISIS and its supporters continue their efforts to carry out terrorist attacks abroad, as a means of deterrence and in order to divert the attention of the coalition that is fighting against it.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 20 – 25, 2017)*

Issued on 25/04/2017 Type Article
This past week popular terrorism attacks continued. Tension continues between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA) after Mahmoud Abbas instituted economic measures to exert pressure on Hamas and weaken its control of the Gaza Strip.

Resignation of Suhail al-Hindi, chairman of the UNRWA staff union in the Gaza Strip, after exposure of his election to Hamas' new Gazan political bureau

Issued on 24/04/2017 Type Article
On April 22, 2017, Dr. Suhail al-Hindi, chairman of the UNRWA staff union in the Gaza Strip and principal of an UNRWA boys' elementary school, announced he was taking early retirement. UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness also announced that Suhail al-Hindi was no longer employed by the agency. Al-Hindi was forced to resign in the wake of the extensive media and political reactions to his election to Hamas' new political bureau in the Gaza Strip (in violation of UNRWA's opposition to its employees' affiliation with Hamas or other organizations).

Spotlight on Iran* (March 26 – April 9, 2017)

Issued on 23/04/2017 Type Article
Iran strongly condemned the American missile attack on Syria. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called the American attack on Syria a "strategic mistake. At the beginning of April, Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force, visited northern Iraq.

Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 6-19, 2017)

Issued on 19/04/2017 Type Article
On April 12, 2017, talks were held in Moscow between US Secretary of State Tillerson and his Russian counterpart Lavrov and President Putin. The use of chemical weapons against civilians by the Syrian regime and the firing of the American cruise missiles in response did not lead to significant changes in the situation on the ground in the various battlefields in Syria. In the Old City of Mosul, the fighting is slowly progressing.
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The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center researches and issues information bulletins about terrorist organizations, among them Palestinian and Lebanese terrorist organizations, Al-Qaeda and global jihad terrorist organizations around the world. The ITIC monitors the terrorist organizations' activities (terrorism, establishing terrorist networks, procuring weapons and financing, media) in the Middle East and beyond. It also studies anti-Israeli incitement and the campaign to delegitimize Israel in the Middle East and around the globe.

The ITIC issues bulletins dealing with the structure of the Palestinian terrorist organizations, their weapons, financing and activities, the Palestinian Authority and its policies toward the terrorist organizations, the terrorism-sponsoring countries (especially Iran and Syria), the global jihad and its links to the Palestinian terrorist organizations, preventing terrorist attacks, etc.