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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 10 – 16 , 2019)

On Friday, July 12, 2019, return march events were held in the Gaza Strip with about 6,500 participants. The level of violence was higher than in previous weeks. In recent weeks there has been a significant decrease in the number of incendiary and IED balloons launched into Israel. on July 11, 2019, the IDF accidentally shot and killed a Hamas military wing operative near the security fence. Hamas announced it would respond. This past week an Egyptian General Intelligence delegation visited the Gaza Strip. This past week registration began for the summer camps organized by Hamas' military wing. The camps provide paramilitary training and ideological indoctrination to prepare the youths for future integration into Hamas' military and political networks in the Gaza Strip.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 3 – 9, 2019)

On Friday, July 5, 2019, the return march was held. About 7,000 Palestinians participated (similar to last week). The level of violence was relatively low. This past week there was a significant reduction in the number of incendiary and IED balloons launched into Israel. While constructing the underground barrier along the Gaza Strip border, a tunnel penetrating into Israeli territory was exposed in the southern Gaza Strip. It was the 18th tunnel exposed by the Israeli security forces. In Judea and Samaria, terrorist attacks focused on a vehicular attack north of Jerusalem targeting IDF soldiers.
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Fatah and Palestinian Authority glorify and support terrorists: The case of Omar Abu Layla, who murdered two Israelis near Ariel

Abbas Zaki, a member of Fatah's Central Committee, recently presented an award to the family of Omar Abu Layla, who carried out a shooting attack and a stabbing attack near Ariel (killing two Israelis, a soldier and a civilian). Abbas Zaki also visited the village where the terrorist lived and where a new house is being constructed for his family (after the previous one was demolished by the Israeli security forces).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 19 –25, 2019)

The Friday, June 28, 2019, return march in the Gaza Strip was attended by about 7,000 Palestinians This past week the number of incendiary and IED balloons launched into Israeli territory was particularly high (setting more than 100 fires). On June 27, 2019, Hamas confirmed that understandings with Israel had been renewed through Egyptian and UN mediation (Israel had no official comment). Riots were held in Issawiya in east Jerusalem, during which a rioter who shot fireworks at Israeli security forces was shot and killed.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 19 –25, 2019)

On Friday, June 21, 2019, the weekly return march was held along the Israel-Gaza Strip border. About 6,000 Palestinians participated, slightly more than in recent weeks. Even after the fishing zone off the Gaza Strip coast was increased and funds from Qatar entered the Gaza Strip, arson terrorism continues and its scope has increased. Demonstrations were held in several cities in Judea and Samaria to protest the economic workshop in Bahrain.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 12 –18 , 2019)

On Friday, June 14, 2019, the return march was held as usual along the Israel-Gaza Strip border. The number of participants was relatively small (about 4,300) and the level of violence was relatively low. Systematic arson terrorism continues, even after the money from Qatar was delivered to the Gaza Strip. The Qatari envoy entered the Gaza Strip with $25 million for distribution to needy families, funding UN projects and p
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For decades, the Palestinian terrorist organizations have waged a vicious war against the State of Israel, starting in the 1920s and 1930s, causing untold bloodshed. Their mass-casualty suicide bombing attacks claimed hundreds of victims. After the Six Day War, Palestinian terrorism accelerated and the number of terrorist attacks in Israel and abroad against Jewish and Israeli targets increased.

During the 1970s, planes were hijacked by terrorists from the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.  After the Black September events (the removal of terrorists from Jordan in 1970), most prominent were terrorist attacks abroad carried out by a terrorist group from the Fatah organization calling itself Black September. Those attacks culminated in 1972, when 11 Israeli sportsmen were murdered at the Munich Olympics. Trans-border terrorist attacks were also carried out (attacks from Jordan until 1970 and attacks from the Lebanese border in the 1970s), some of them targeting Israeli civilians. In the 1990s, suicide bombing attacks became the main form of struggle carried out by the Palestinians, first by the radical Islamic organizations, primarily Hamas, and later also by secular organizations such as Fatah. 


There was a significant increase in terrorist attacks during the Palestinian terrorist campaign of 2000-2005 (known as the Al-Aqsa or Second Intifada), during which a great many attacks were carried out, including many suicide bombing attacks which disrupted daily life in Israel and threatened its large cities. The second half of 2015 and early 2016 witnessed a wave of terror characterized by lone-wolf attacks, mainly stabbing, vehicular and shooting attacks.