Fighting Terrorism

The leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad again admits that the Israeli security fence built by Israel in Judea and Samaria prevents the terrorist organizations from reaching the heart of Israel to carry out suicide bombing attacks

PIJ leader Ramadan Abdallah Shalah was interviewed in Damascus by the Qatari newspaper Al-Sharq. He said that the second intifada was currently characterized by rocket fire, which had replaced the previous stage of suicide bombing attacks. That, he said, was because the enemy [i.e., Israel] had found ways and means to protect itself from such
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Four wanted terrorists belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad killed in Bethlehem

On March 12, 2008, four wanted terrorists belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) were shot dead in Bethlehem by the Israeli security forces. The four comprised the PIJ operative leadership in Bethlehem and were armed with rifles and pistols as the Israeli security forces attempted to arrest them.
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Five days of escalation in the Gaza Strip:

Five days of escalation in the Gaza Strip: a total of 180 rockets fired. Greater numbers of standard, factory-manufactured Grad rockets continuously hit Ashqelon. IDF forces operate in the northern Gaza Strip and air strikes against terrorist targets continue. Two IDF soldiers and 80 Palestinians (most of them terrorists) killed.
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Israeli security forces operating in Nablus detained four terrorist operatives involved in planning a terrorist attack as revenge against Israel.

They were held in the custody of the security services of the Palestinian Authority, but were allowed to move freely in Nablus and make preparations for the planned terrorist attack.
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A new round of escalation in rocket attacks launched by Hamas and the other terrorist organizations against Israel

70 rockets fired at Sderot, Ashqelon and villages in the western Negev, most of them at Sderot. On February 27 a student at Sapir College was killed by one of the rockets.
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Recently the second stage of the July 2007 amnesty plan for wanted terrorists ended.

The stage concluded successfully, with most of the more than 200 wanted terrorists having kept to its terms. The Palestinian security services’ contribution to the plan’s success was limited.
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