Fighting Terrorism

Violence and Terrorism in Judea and Samaria, 2013: Data, Characteristics and Trends

In 2013 there was a significant increase in the scope of violence and terrorism in Judea, Samaria and the Jerusalem area. According to data from the Israel Security Agency (ISA), in 2013 there were 1,271 terrorist attacks, as compared with 578 in 2012 (a year in which violence and terrorism also increased).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 25 – 31, 2013)

Terrorist attacks from the Gaza Strip continued this past week. Two rocket hits were identified in the region of Ashqelon. Twenty-six Palestinian terrorists were released from Israeli jails in the third phase (of four) to which Israel is committed. Of them, 18 were released to Judea and Samaria, three to the Gaza Strip and five
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 30 – November 5, 2013)

This past week terrorist events focused on the IDF’s detonation of the tunnel dug for terrorist purposes. Five IDF soldiers were wounded, one critically. Four Hamas terrorist operatives were killed. In Judea and Samaria terrorist attacks continued as part of the so-called popular resistance.
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The global jihad-affiliated Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for firing rockets from south Lebanon into the western Galilee on August 22.

The global jihad-affiliated Abdullah Azzam Brigades claimed responsibility for firing rockets from south Lebanon into the western Galilee on August 22. The attack was meant to challenge Hezbollah, part of the leaking of the confrontation leaking between the Sunni jihadists and Shi’ite Hezbollah from Syria into Lebanon.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 14 – 20, 2013)

Sporadic rocket fire into Israeli territory continues. One rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. In response the Israeli Air Force attacked terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip. Violent activities continue in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. The Israeli and Palestinian negotiating teams met for the second round of talks in Jerusalem.
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The EU Designates Hezbollah’s Military Wing as a Terrorist Organization

On July 22, 2013, the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU unanimously agreed to add Hezbollah’s military wing to its list of terrorist organizations.
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