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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
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 seventh 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 citizens, and to examine the ratio between them.
Examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge - Part Seven *
This past week the quiet in Israel's south was maintained. The meeting for indirect Israeli-Palestinian negotiations supposed to be held in Cairo was postponed by Egypt. The wave of riots in the east Jerusalem neighborhoods continues, peaking with the vehicular attack carried out at the Ammunition Hill light railway station, which killed two (a three month-old baby and a female tourist from Ecuador).
News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 22 – 28, 2014)

Alberto Nisman, Federal Prosecutor Who Accused Argentina's President of Conspiring to Sabotage Inquiry Linking Bombings at Israeli Embassy and the AMIA Building to Iran, Found Dead

Issued on 20/01/2015 Type Article
On January 18, 2015, Alberto Nisman, the Argentine federal prosecutor who investigated the terrorist attacks on the Jewish Community Center (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina, AMIA) in Buenos Aires in 1994, was found dead in his home in a Buenos Aires suburb with a gunshot wound to the head.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (January 15-21, 2015)

Issued on 21/01/2015 Type Article
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed formal responsibility for the attack at the editorial offices of the weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris.. At the same time, ISIS operatives continued to call on the organization’s supporters in France and the West (via Twitter): “Do all in your power, kill them, slaughter them, burn their cars and their homes ..." A similar call was issued by AQAP. ISIS posted a new video threatening to execute two Japanese hostages. In Iraq and Syria, fighting continued in the known locations. The intensity of the fighting was low and there were no significant developments.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 14-20, 2015)

Issued on 20/01/2015 Type Article
Israel's south remains quiet. In Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem violence and terrorism continue, although their intensity has abated somewhat. Ms. Fatou Bensouda, the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, announced a preliminary examination would be carried out into the situation in "Palestine" to determine if there was a reasonable basis for an investigation by the Court. On January 18, 2015, a convoy of Hezbollah operatives was attacked in the northern Syrian Golan Heights. Six Hezbollah terrorist operatives were killed, among them Jihad Mughnieh, the son of senior Hezbollah terrorist Imad Mughnieh,
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (January 8-14, 2015)

Issued on 14/01/2015 Type Article
This week was marked by a series of terrorist shooting attacks in Paris, directed against the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and Jewish targets. These attacks killed 17 people. In Iraq and Syria, the fighting continued in the known locations, although the intensity of the fighting decreased due to the stormy weather.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 7 – 13, 2015)

Issued on 13/01/2015 Type Article
Israel's south remains quiet. In Judea, Samaria and the Jerusalem terrorist attacks and violence continue. Prominent this past week were stabbing attacks. This past week tension increased between Fatah and Hamas. Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas (separately) condemned the terrorist attacks in Paris.
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Jihad Operatives in France Affiliated with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and ISIS Carry Out Shooting Attacks Killing 17

Issued on 13/01/2015 Type Article
Between January 7 and 9, 2015, local jihadist operatives carried out a series of shooting attacks in Paris, including a mass shooting attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, which had long been in the jihadi organizations' crosshairs (12 killed, ten employees and two policemen), a shooting attack at a Jewish school that was not carried out, apparently because of a traffic accident (one policewoman killed), and a shooting attack and bargaining attempt at a kosher supermarket (four killed, all Jewish). Seventeen people were killed and more than 10 were wounded.
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