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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 *
On January 30, 2015, ISIS issued a video in which it admitted, for the first time, that its fighters had retreated from Kobanî (Ayn al-Arab) in northern Syria, and that control of the city had been retaken by the Kurdish forces. Two operatives who fought in Kobanî admitted that ISIS forces had retreated from the city. They claimed (for propaganda reasons) it was not a defeat in the campaign but rather a retreat carried out because of the coalition force airstrikes (Aamaq News Agency, January 31, 2015).
After about four months of fighting ISIS was defeated in the Kurdish city of Kobanî (Ayn al-Arab) in northern Syria. It was the worst blow dealt to ISIS since the beginning of the American and coalition campaign against it.
This past week Palestinian snipers shot at an IDF force securing work being conducted near the border security fence. In Samaria, a young girl was critically injured by a Molotov cocktail thrown at the family car. On December 30, 2014, the UN Security Council rejected the Palestinian resolution calling for the end of the Israeli occupation and the establishment of a Palestinian state with the 1967 borders.
News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 23 – 30, 2014)
During the examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge carried out by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), 50 names of terrorists were identified, all of whom were Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades operatives, who did not appear on the various Palestinian lists of fatalities issued by entities affiliated with Hamas and the Palestinian Authority (for the nature of the various lists, see below).
Additional findings in the examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge - Part Eight *

Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 19-25, 2015)

Issued on 25/03/2015 Type Article
In the city of Tikrit and its environs, fighting continues between the Iraqi Army and Shiite militias, and ISIS. In Tunisia, several armed men carried out a mass terrorist attack in the Bardo National Museum, near the parliament building in the capital, Tunis In Yemen, simultaneous attacks were carried out in three mosques in the capital, Sanaa, and in the northern city of Saada.
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Updated security recommendations issued by ISIS to operatives traveling to Syria

Issued on 23/03/2015 Type Article
Updated security recommendations issued by ISIS to operatives traveling to Syria are designed to address preventive measures by European countries and Turkey. However, the flow of foreign fighters still continues.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 17 – 24, 2015)

Issued on 24/03/2015 Type Article
A Hamas cell was exposed in Qalqiliya, handled by terrorist operatives in the Gaza Strip. It planned to carry out terrorist attacks in Israel. Official spokesmen for the Palestinian Authority (PA) claimed the election in Israel was an internal matter. They claimed the Palestinians would negotiate with any new Israeli government for a two-state.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 12-18, 2015)

Issued on 18/03/2015 Type Article
The Iraqi Army and Shiite militias continued to attack the city of Tikrit and the entire Salah al-Din province (north of Baghdad. ISIS continues its effort to capture pockets of resistance in the Al-Anbar province, west of Baghdad, a stronghold of its power. This week ISIS officially accepted the pledge of allegiance by Boko Haram in Nigeria, and called on Muslims to come to West Africa to participate in jihad.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 11 – 16, 2015)

Issued on 16/03/2015 Type Article
This past week Israel's south remained quiet. In Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem violence continued. This past week in the Gaza Strip the Hamas-controlled internal security forces held a number of displays exhibiting their military capabilities as well as their ability to impose internal security. The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, claimed responsibility for erecting military posts at a distance of a few hundred meters from the security fence along the border with Israel.
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Senior Hamas figures publicly call for the opening of new fronts in the next campaign against Israel, with an emphasis on carrying out attacks from Lebanese territory

Issued on 12/03/2015 Type Article
Senior Hamas officials recently emphasized the need to open new fronts against Israel in the next round of fighting, from all the Arab countries bordering on it, including from those that are far from its borders.
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