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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*

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 took people hostage in a café in Sydney, Australia. perpetrator and ISIS is not clear. Fighting in Iraq and Syria continued in the major battle zones without significant changes on the ground. Worthy of special attention are ISIS’s efforts to expand its sphere of influence to the rural area south of Damascus and to southern Syria.
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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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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 3 – 9, 2014)

Issued on 09/12/2014 Type Article
This past week clashes near the security fence along the Israel-Gaza Strip border continued. Violence and terrorism in Judea and Samaria continued in the usual patterns. Prominent this past week was the stabbing attack carried out by a Palestinian in a supermarket in Mishor Adumim, east of Jerusalem.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 1-9, 2014)

Issued on 10/12/2014 Type Article
In Syria and Iraq, the US-led campaign against ISIS continues. In the city of Kobani (Ayn al-Arab) in northern Syria, the fighting continues with no decisive victory by either party. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility for attacks against the US Embassy and an explosion near the home of the Iranian ambassador in Sana’a, Yemen. An American attempt to rescue Western hostages in Yemen failed and ended with two hostages being killed.
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Examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge - Part Seven *

Issued on 01/12/2014 Type Article
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.
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