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This study examines the nature of the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), an Islamic Salafist-jihadi terrorist organization founded a decade ago as a branch of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. It established itself during the fighting against the United States in the Sunni regions of western Iraq and spread to eastern and northern Syria during the Syrian civil war.
ISIS: Portrait of a Jihadi Terrorist Organization
This information bulletin is the fifth in a series of publications of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), as part of a project examining the names of the Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge.
Examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge - Part Five*
On November 5, 2014, another vehicular attack was carried out in Jerusalem, killing a Border Police soldier and a civilian, wounding twelve, some of them seriously. Hamas rushed to claim that the Palestinian driving the vehicle was one of its operatives, and called for more vehicular attacks.
Another vehicular terrorist attack in Jerusalem, part of the latest wave of Palestinian violence and terrorism in the city
This document is the sixth in a series of publications of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), as part of a project examining the names of the Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge. The project’s goal is to determine which of the fatalities are terrorist operatives and which are non-involved civilians, and to examine the ratio between them.
Examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge - Part Six*

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 17-13, 2014)

Issued on 23/12/2014 Type Article
A rocket hit was identified in Israel's south, the third since the end of Operation Protective Edge. On December 17, 2014, Jordan proposed a draft version of a Palestinian resolution to the UN Security Council calling for a peace arrangement and the end of the (Israeli) occupation of the Palestinian territories before 2017. On December 17, 2014, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) announced it had annulled the measures against Hamas, namely the designation of Hamas as a terrorist organization and the freezing of Hamas' funds.
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ISIS: Portrait of a Jihadi Terrorist Organization

Issued on 26/11/2014 Type Article
This study examines the nature of the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), an Islamic Salafist-jihadi terrorist organization founded a decade ago as a branch of Al-Qaeda in Iraq. It established itself during the fighting against the United States in the Sunni regions of western Iraq and spread to eastern and northern Syria during the Syrian civil war.
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Evaluation of the American Campaign against ISIS and Its Chances of Success *

Issued on 17/12/2014 Type Article
President Obama has set the US the clear, but in ITIC assessment pretentious, goal of destroying ISIS with a comprehensive campaign of several years. By setting the final goal as the destruction of ISIS, he has created high expectations for his and the next administration.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 10-16, 2014)

Issued on 17/12/2014 Type Article
One of the main events of the week was an incident in which an armed man (born in Iran, with a criminal record) took people hostage in a café in Sydney, Australia. Fighting in Iraq and Syria continued in the major battle zones without significant changes on the ground.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 10 – 16, 2014)

Issued on 16/12/2014 Type Article
Israel's south remains quiet. This past week in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem riots and terrorism continued. Hamas held a rally in the Gaza Strip, one of the events marking the anniversary of the organization's founding. In the international arena the PA continues its efforts to promote a unilateral UN Security Council resolution for a timetable to establish a Palestinian state with the 1967 borders.
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Senior Hamas Operatives Based in Turkey Continue Directing Terrorist Networks in Judea and Samaria

Issued on 09/12/2014 Type Article
In August and September 2014 the Israeli security forces exposed two Hamas military-terrorist networks operating in Judea and Samaria. They recruited squads to carry out terrorist attacks against Israeli targets, including showcase attacks in Jerusalem (attacks on the Teddy (Soccer) Stadium and the light railway).
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