Fighting Terrorism

The Israeli security forces seized six and a half tons of potassium nitrate at a West Bank crossing a few weeks ago.

The chemical is used in the homemade explosives industry. It was hidden in European Union sugar sacks and sent to terrorists in the Gaza Strip.
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Nablus continues the focus for terrorist activity in Judea and Samaria

Nablus continues the focus for terrorist activity in Judea and Samaria: in October the Israeli security forces detained a Hamas terrorist squad which carried out a series of shooting attacks in Samaria
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Palestinian Islamic Jihad operational-terrorist network in the Gaza Strip under attack:

in several strikes, the Israeli Air Force killed ten PIJ operatives. One was the commander of the PIJ’s terrorist operative wing in the Gaza Strip, others were important weapons manufacturers and commanders of rocket launching squads.
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The Israeli security forces detained a terrorist squad of three Fatah operatives, two of whom were members of the Palestinian national security services.

The Israeli security forces detained a terrorist squad of three Fatah operatives, two of whom were members of the Palestinian national security services. They carried out the drive-by shooting which killed Ido Zoldan near Kedumim.
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Three Arab residents of East Jerusalem were recently indicted for planning terrorist attacks for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Exploiting their freedom of movement in Israel, they were part of a plan to carry out a suicide bombing attack in Jerusalem.

On November 1, 2007, an indictment was filed by the Jerusalem district attorney’s office against three residents of East Jerusalem who had been detained by the Israeli security forces at the end of 2006. Two were Mamoun Abu Tir, 19, and Atallah Abu Tir, 20, both residents of Um Tuba in southeast Jerusalem. The third
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The detention and rush release of terrorists: the revolving door policy under Arafat

It was recently revealed that the Palestinian Authority released three terrorist operatives who planned to assassinate Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert during a visit to Jericho in late June 2007 (which in the end was cancelled). The three, members of the Palestinian security services and Fatah-Tanzim, were released after a few months’ detention despite the
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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.