Fighting Terrorism

The killing of two senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad operatives in the village of Silat al-Harithiya (in the vicinity of Jenin) prevented the perpetration of terrorist attacks in Israel, including suicide bombing attacks.

The infrastructure was funded by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad headquarters in Damascus. In response, the organization operatives fired rockets at the Israeli western Negev settlements
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The uncovering of an operative infrastructure belonging to Hamas (in Judea) thwarted plans to abduct Israelis and use them as bargaining chips in negotiations for the release of prisoners.

In recent months, the Israeli security forces have uncovered a squad consisting of Hamas operatives in the Judea region. Instructed by senior operatives from the Gaza Strip, the squad members were planning to abduct a settler or a soldier in the Jerusalem area and use him as a bargaining chip in the negotiations for the
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The uncovering of an extensive Palestinian Islamic Jihad network in southern Mount Hebron

The uncovering of an extensive Palestinian Islamic Jihad network in southern Mount Hebron prevented severe terrorist attacks, including suicide bombing attacks, in Israeli territory
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The Palestinian terrorist organizations, have recently made more frequent use of civilians as human shields to protect their bases and operatives

The Palestinian terrorist organizations, aware that the IDF will not deliberately attack civilians, have recently made more frequent use of civilians as human shields to protect their bases and operatives. Hamas and other terrorist organizations have publicly praised the tactic of using human shields and called for continuation. Hamas and other terrorist organizations have publicly
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Ramadan Shalah admits that Israel’s security fence is an important obstacle to the terrorist organizations

Ramadan Shalah, Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader, publicly admits that Israel’s security fence is an important obstacle to the terrorist organizations, and that “if it weren’t there, the situation would be entirely different.” The PIJ has carried out the greatest number of suicide bombing attacks during the past few years
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The Israeli Security Agency recently exposed a network of women who filled key Palestinian Islamic Jihad posts in Judea.

Some of them participated in its terrorist logistic and financial support systems. They received funds from PIJ headquarters in Syria for terrorist-operatives in the Judea, Jerusalem and Ramallah areas
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Fighting Terrorism

One of the global challenges today is the war on terrorism. There are a variety of means and methods available to the war on terrorism, one of which is conventional military force. There are other approaches to the war on terrorism beyond the military, such as preventing financing, enforcing laws, using political and economic measures to cut organizations off from their supporters, and infiltrating counterterrorism agents into terrorist organizations in order to expose them. In addition, a political and PR struggle against the organizations and the countries sponsoring terrorism is also being waged.
There are a variety of entities involved in the war on terrorism, among them military, internal security, judicial and economic bodies. Many countries have established units especially to fight terrorism, whose duties include preventive counterterrorism measures and fighting in real time.

Science and technology can also help in the war on terrorism because the global terrorism environment is constantly changing and the terrorist organizations become more sophisticated as they exploit technical innovations to increase their threats. The cyber arena is becoming more and more prominent in fighting terrorism, both in defensive as well as offensive terms.

The Anti-Terrorism Law, 5776-2016, was passed in Israel. The purpose of the law is to provide the state authorities with the appropriate tools in the area of criminal and public law to cope with the terrorist threats faced by the State of Israel. The Anti-Terrorism Law stipulates serious penalties for terrorists and members of terrorist organizations. The law also stipulates penalties for persons expressing support for terrorism or affiliated with a terrorist organization.  The law regulates the issue of declaring an organization as a terrorist organization and the use of administrative detention. In addition to making the penalties for terrorist offenses more severe, the law replaces many regulations that were part of the Defense (Emergency) Regulations. The law was passed by the Knesset in June 2016, and entered into effect on November 1, 2016.