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This past week popular terrorism attacks increased in Judea and Samaria, and apparently in central Israel as well. Hamas' new political platform, which was supposed to be made public in the near future, was leaked to the Lebanese media.
News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 29 – April 4, 2017)*
The pressure on ISIS in Iraq and Syria is increasing: Following the takeover of the Tabqa Dam and the airfield to its south, SDF forces operating with American support advanced to the city of Tabqa. After several weeks of fighting, the Syrian forces took over the town of Deir Hafer. Fighting in west Mosul continues to focus on the Old City. Turkey announced the successful conclusion of Operation Euphrates Shield.
Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 30 – April 5, 2017)
In Judea and Samaria popular terrorism continues. This past week a Palestinian tried to stab a soldier and a female civilian south of Nablus. In the Gaza Strip a senior Hamas operative in the West Bank headquarters of Hamas' military wing was shot at close range and killed. Hamas rushed to accuse Israel of killing him.
News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 22 – 28, 2017)
During the past two weeks popular terrorism attacks continued, resulting in the deaths of an IDF soldier and a female British student. Tensions recently flared between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (PA). Palestinian Prisoners' Day passed without exceptional incident.
News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 5 – 19, 2017)

The UAE Red Crescent secretary general criticized Hamas for launching rockets near a UAE field hospital during Operation Protective Edge to provoke a reaction from Israel that would "show Israel attacked humanitarian aid facilities."

Issued on 22/06/2017 Type Article
On June 12, 2017, Dr. Mohammed al-Falahi, secretary general of the UAE Red Crescent, gave a lecture about the security challenges faced by the UAE in carrying out its humanitarian activities around the globe.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 15-21, 2017)

Issued on 21/06/2017 Type Article
On the ground, the severe pressure on ISIS is mounting: In Mosul, the Iraqi army has entered the Old City,. In Al-Raqqah, the SDF forces have taken over several other neighborhoods in the east and west of the city. Along the Syrian-Iraqi border and in eastern Syria, the competition for control continues between the local forces supported by the US and the Coalition and those supported by Russia and Iran. This week, an Iraqi force took over the Al-Waleed border crossing, In response to ISIS’s attacks in the Majles building and the Khomeini Tomb, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards launched six medium-range surface-to-surface missiles at ISIS targets in the area of Deir ez-Zor.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 14 –20, 2017)

Issued on 20/06/2017 Type Article
This past week Palestinian terrorist events focused on a simultaneous combined terrorist attack carried out at two locations in east Jerusalem (the Nablus Gate and the nearby Cave of Zedekiah). A Border Policewoman was killed. Hamas and the PFLP both reported that operatives affiliated with their movements had carried out the attack. ISIS issued a false statement claiming responsibility. The energy authority in the Gaza Strip reported that Israel had begun reducing the amount of electricity it supplie
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An article by a Hamas activist analyzes the advantages of a “controlled confrontation” against Israel and calls on Hamas and the other organizations to consider this option

Issued on 18/06/2017 Type Article
On June 7, 2017, Hamas’s newspaper Filastin published an article by Dr. Issam Adwan, entitled “The controlled confrontation is essential.” The article analyzes at length the advantages of a scenario, in which Hamas will initiate a “controlled confrontation” against Israel in response to the “intensification of the siege” on the Gaza Strip.
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Spotlight on Iran* (June 4 – 18, 2017)

Issued on 18/06/2017 Type Article
Senior Iranian officials expressed concern after several Arab states (led by Saudi Arabia) suspended relations with Qatar. Senior Iranian officials exploited ISIS's twin terrorist attacks on the Iranian parliament building and the shrine of the Islamic Revolution founder's grave to justify its military involvement in Iraq and Syria, and accused Saudi Arabia of responsibility for the attacks. The Iranian media reported that fighters of the Fatemiyoun Brigade (Afghans operating under the aegis of the IRGC in Syria) had recently arrived at the Syria-Iraq border.
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UNRWA reported the exposure of a tunnel under two of its school in the Gaza Strip; Hamas quickly issued a denial.

Issued on 15/06/2017 Type Article
UNRWA reported the exposure of a tunnel under two of its school in the Gaza Strip; Hamas quickly issued a denial. The military use made of UNRWA schools by terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip is well-known from past occurrences
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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.