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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 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 *
About a week after the end of Operation Protective Edge the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate issued a list of 17 names, allegedly of journalists who had been killed in the operation. The list was published by the PA's Wafa News Agency, which received it from the Hamas-controlled Gaza office of the ministry of information.  As part of the ITIC's ongoing project concerning Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge, the 17 names were examined.
Examination of the Names of 17 Journalists and Media Personnel Whom the Palestinians Claim Were Killed in Operation Protective Edge *
Clashes continue along the Gaza Strip border security fence. Terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria continue, including stabbing attacks, vehicular attacks and the throwing of stones, rocks and Molotov cocktails. In recent months two Hamas military-terrorist terrorist networks were uncovered in Judea and Samaria, handled from Turkey, which has become a focal point for directing terrorist squads in Judea and Samaria.
News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 26 – December 2, 2014)

Spotlight on the Global Jihad (February 19-25, 2015)

Issued on 25/02/2015 Type Article
This week, there were no significant changes in the various combat zones in Iraq and Syria. YPG’s Kurdish forces continue to repel ISIS from the rural area of Kobani. Turkey evacuated a Turkish enclave in Syrian territory located about 35 km south of the Turkish-Syrian border. ISIS, which is establishing its presence in Libya, used social networks for recruiting foreign fighters to fight in the ranks of the organization in Libya.
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Examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge - Part Ten *

Issued on 23/02/2015 Type Article
This document is the tenth in a series of publications of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), examining the names of the Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge. The project’s goal is to determine which of the fatalities were affiliated with terrorist organizations and which were non-involved citizens, and to examine the ratio between them. The findings of our investigation so far (based on an examination of approximately 61% of the names of the dead) suggest that fatalities affiliated with terrorist organizations constitute approximately 48.7% of the names that have been identified, and non-involved civilians constitute approximately 51.3%. This ratio may vary in the future.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 18 – 28, 2015)

Issued on 24/02/2015 Type Article
Israel's south remains quiet. In Jerusalem a Palestinian terrorist staying in Israel illegally carried out a stabbing attack, severely wounding an Israeli civilian. Israeli security forces exposed a Hamas network in Hebron whose operatives planned to carry out various types of terrorist attacks, including suicide bombing attacks In the Abu Tor neighborhood of east Jerusalem an extensive "popular resistance" (i.e., popular terrorism) network was exposed. Its operatives threw Molotov cocktails and stones at Israeli security forces and Jewish Israeli civilians living in the neighborhood.
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Spotlight on the Global Jihad (February 12-18, 2015)

Issued on 18/02/2015 Type Article
The main events this past week were the shooting attacks in Copenhagen, carried out by the same terrorist. In Libya ISIS continues to strengthen its foothold. In a showcase massacre in the "Tripoli province" of the Islamic State in Libya, 21 Egyptian Coptic immigrant workers were abducted and beheaded on a beach. In Syria and Iraq there were no significant new developments. In Syria ISIS, under pressure from the Kurds, continues its retreat from the rural area around Kobanî; in Iraq it had local successes in the regions around Samara and in the Al-Anbar province.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 11 – 17, 2015)

Issued on 17/02/2015 Type Article
This past week two mortar shells were launched from the region of Rafah and fell inside the southern Gaza Strip near the border security fence. The Israeli Navy seized raw materials for manufacturing rockets and mortar shells, preventing them from reaching Hamas by sea. The campaign to boycott Israeli products continued in the Palestinian Authority-administered territories (PA), encouraged by senior Fatah and PA figures. Public compliance with the boycott has apparently been limited so far.
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Examination of the Names of 17 Journalists and Media Personnel Whom the Palestinians Claim Were Killed in Operation Protective Edge *

Issued on 12/02/2015 Type Article
About a week after the end of Operation Protective Edge the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate issued a list of 17 names, allegedly of journalists who had been killed in the operation. The list was published by the PA's Wafa News Agency, which received it from the Hamas-controlled Gaza office of the ministry of information. As part of the ITIC's ongoing project concerning Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge, the 17 names were examined.
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