Fighting Terrorism

The Mujahideen Shura Council, a global jihad-affiliated organization based in the Gaza Strip, has recently become prominent for firing rockets and mortar shells into Israeli territory.

The Mujahideen Shura Council, a global jihad-affiliated organization based in the Gaza Strip, has recently become prominent for firing rockets and mortar shells into Israeli territory. Its terrorist activity challenges Hamas, which wants to preserve the lull in the fighting achieved after Operation Pillar of Defense.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 10-17, 2013)

Terrorist attacks targeting Israel’s south continue. This past week two rockets were fired from the Sinai Peninsula at Eilat. On April 13, 2013, Salam Fayyad, prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, tendered his resignation.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 3 – 9, 2013)

On three separate occasions this past week a number of rockets and mortar shells fell in Israeli territory. Violence continues in Judea and Samaria, a manifestation of the so-called “popular resistance. American Secretary of State John Kerry met with Mahmoud Abbas in an effort to renew the peace process.
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Fathi Hamad, minister of the interior of the de-facto Hamas administration and responsible for enforcing the lull in the Gaza Strip, also handles terrorist squads and promotes terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria.

Since the end of Operation Pillar of Defense (November 2012) Hamas operatives in the Gaza Strip led by Fathi Hamad, minister of the interior of the Hamas administration, have increased their efforts to establish terrorist squads in Judea and Samaria to carry out attacks against Israel.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict* (March 13 – 19, 2013)

While the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip remains quiet, terrorist attacks and acts of violence continue in Judea and Samaria. The Israel Security Agency revealed that since Operation Pillar of Defense Hamas has attempted to carry out terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 21 – 26, 2013)

On the morning of February 26, 2013, a rocket hit was identified south of the Israeli city of Ashqelon. This past week Palestinians continued rioting to show solidarity with the terrorist operatives imprisoned in Israeli jails, leading to confrontations with the Israeli security forces.
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