Fighting Terrorism

The President of the United States Recently Signed into Law a Bill Dealing with American Activity to Limit Iranian Influence in the Western Hemisphere

On December 29, 2012 President Barack Obama signed into law a bill called The Countering Iran in the Western Hemisphere Act of 2012, which deals with the steps the United States will take “To provide for a comprehensive strategy to counter Iran’s growing hostile presence and activity in the Western Hemisphere…” (ITIC emphasis).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 21-27, 2012)

So far, Hamas and the other terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip have complied with the understandings achieved to end Operation Pillar of Defense.
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Operation Pillar of Defense – Update No. 8 (November 22, 1300 Hours)

At 2100 hours on November 21 understandings went into effect regarding a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas (and the other terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip).
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Operation Pillar of Defense – Update No. 7 (November 21, 1300 Hours)

During the past 24 hours there was an increase in the amount of and lethal damage done by rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.
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Operation Pillar of Defense – Update No. 6

PIJ and Hezbollah emphasize Iran’s major role in providing military support to terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip, which includes supplying them with Fajr-5 rockets. The Iranian media as well had praise for Iran’s military assistance to the Palestinian terrorists.
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Operation Pillar of Defense – Update No. 4 (Terrorist Organizations Use Foreign Media Facilities for Camouflage and Protection)

During the past 24 hours two instances were exposed of terrorist operatives’ using the vehicles and buildings of foreign media in the Gaza Strip for purposes of camouflage and protection.
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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.