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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 25 – December 1, 2020)

In the Gaza Strip, as well as in Judea and Samaria the sharp rise in the number of active Covid-19 cases continues. As of December 1, 2020, there were 9,627 active cases in the Gaza Strip and 11,692 in Judea and Samaria. This past week the Gaza Strip was quiet. In Judea and Samaria a ramming attack was carried out at the al-Za'im roadblock, east of Jerusalem. Following the renewal of civilian and security coordination between the PA and Israel, the PA has been looking for creative ways to circumvent Israel's objection to the transfer of salaries to Palestinian terrorist prisoners and the families of shaheeds.
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The Spread of Covid-19 in Judea and Samaria (Updated to November 30, 2020)

In the Gaza Strip the sharp rise in the number of active Covid-19 cases continues, standing at 9,226, up from 6,004 a week ago. Hamas administration spokesmen continue blaming Israel the Gaza Strip's medical crisis. In Judea and Samaria as well the sharp rise in the number of active Covid-19 cases continues. At the end of last week a full lockdown was imposed on the Palestinian Authority (PA) territories, but apparently it was enforced only in the large cities.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 18 – 24, 2020)

In the Gaza Strip the sharp rise in Covid-19 cases continues. In Judea and Samaria as well, the sharp rise in Covid-19 cases continues, with 7,843 active cases. This past week two rockets were fired at the southern Israeli coastal city of Ashqelon. In Judea and Samaria Palestinians continued throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles. The most prominent political event this past week was the announcement made by Hussein al-Sheikh, a close associate of Mahmoud Abbas, of the Palestinian Authority's renewal of civilian and security coordination with Israel, returning to the status quo ante of May 19, 2020.
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The Spread of Covid-19 in Judea and Samaria (Updated to November 23, 2020)

In the Gaza Strip the sharp rise in the number of active Covid-19 cases continues. The Hamas administration continues to combat the spread of the virus by increasing the severity of preventive measures and escalating punishments. Hamas spokesmen blame Israel for making it difficult to deliver medical equipment and drugs to the Gaza Strip. In Judea and Samaria as well the sharp rise in the number of active Covid-19 cases continues. Despite the sharp rise in coronavirus infection and the increasing severity of preventive measures, the mass violations of health orders continue.
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Sharp rise of Covid-19 cases in Judea and Samaria increases risk of mutual Israeli Arab-Palestinian population infection

In Judea and Samaria cases of Covid-19 have recently spiked. According to the Palestinian ministry of health in Ramallah, the number of active cases currently stands at 4,897 (November 16, 2020). However, according to Mai al-Kayla, Palestinian Authority (PA) minister of health, the actual number is three times higher than what is reported in the media. The extent of infection in Judea and Samaria and the lack of the effective enforcement of public health guidelines increase the risk of the mutual infection between Israeli Arabs (whose rate of infection is relatively higher than other sectors of the Israeli population) and the Palestinian population.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 11 – 17, 2020)

In the Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise. On November 15, 2020, two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip. Sirens were sounded in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod and along the coastal plain. In Judea and Samaria no significant terrorist attacks were carried out this past week. In Gaza a ceremony was held to mark the anniversaries of the deaths of Bahaa Abu al-Atta and Iyad Sawalha, both senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist operatives
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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.