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This is a follow-up study of the ITIC's in-depth study of foreigners in Syria. It deals with foreign fighters from Western countries in the ranks of the Syrian rebels, mainly the Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (henceforth the Islamic State).
Foreign fighters from Western countries in the ranks of the rebel organizations affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the global jihad in Syria *
This past week two rocket hits were identified in Israeli territory, one in the region of Eilat (In response Israeli Air Force aircraft struck a number of terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip. Mahmoud Abbas, , made an attempt to send "softened" messages that would resonate with American and Israeli public opinion. Hamas, however, rushed to reiterate that it would not relinquish an inch of Palestinian soil or renounce the armed struggle.
News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 29 – February 4, 2014)
The Anti-Israeli BDS campaign: an argument in the New York Times following an article by Omar Barghouti, a Palestinian activist, one of the leading personalities of the BDS campaign. The argument exposes the BDS' genuine objectives, as well as the limitations of its real influence
The Anti-Israeli BDS campaign: an argument in the New York Times following an article by Omar Barghouti
This study examines the presence of Shi'ite foreign fighters operating in support of the Syrian regime. Their numbers are increasing, and in our assessment today there are at least 7,000-8,000, including several thousand Hezbollah fighters.
Shi'ite Foreign Fighters in Syria

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 14 – 23, 2014)

Issued on 23/04/2014 Type Article
The focus of terrorist events this past week (the Israeli Passover holiday) was the murder of an Israeli citizen in a shooting attack as he was driving to Hebron. Next week on April 29, 2014, the nine months allotted for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations will expire. In the internal Palestinian arena, delegations of Fatah and Hamas met in the Gaza Strip and announced a reconciliation agreement.
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Foreign fighters from various countries and regions in Asia, fighting against the Syrian regime, most of them in organizations affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the global jihad

Issued on 15/04/2014 Type Article
This study examines the foreign fighters from various countries and regions in Asia fighting against the Syrian regime. The study shows that most of the foreign fighters from Asia are fighting in the ranks of organizations affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the global jihad.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 9 – 13, 2014)*

Issued on 13/04/2014 Type Article
This past week two mortar shells were fired into the western Negev from the Gaza Strip. One fell in the heart of an Israeli village. There were no casualties. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine claimed responsibility for shelling and for placing an IED. The crisis in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations continues.
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Hezbollah's Involvement in the Civil War in Syria

Issued on 10/04/2014 Type Article
Hezbollah regards the takeover of Yabrud as a security and morale-boosting achievement, costing the organization relatively few losses.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 2 – 8, 2014)

Issued on 08/04/2014 Type Article
This past week one rocket hit was identified in Israeli territory. In addition, five mortar shells were fired into the western Negev. In response Israeli Air Force aircraft attacked a number of terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip. The crisis in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations continues.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 25 – April 1, 2014)

Issued on 01/04/2014 Type Article
Israel's south was quiet this past week. Land Day was marked in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip; the ceremonies were poorly attended and there were no exceptional incidents. American Secretary of State John Kerry paid a sudden visit to the region in an effort to resolve the current crisis in the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
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