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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 10 – 16, 2020)

Israel's southern border was tense this past week after several months of relative quiet due to the Gaza Strip's fight against COVID-19. Judea and Samaria have been relatively quiet after the number of popular terrorism attacks peaked during May 2020 (seven significant attacks). The Palestinian Authority (PA) continues its diplomatic and media campaign in the international arena to prevent Israel from implementing its intention to annex territories in Judea and Samaria.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 3 –9, 2020)

The Gaza Strip remains relatively quiet. In Judea and Samaria a stabbing attack was prevented at the Hashmonaim Crossing (near Modi'in). Throughout Judea and Samaria stones and Molotov cocktails were thrown at civilian Israeli vehicles on the roads. The Palestinian Authority (PA) continues its intensive activity to recruit support to prevent Israel from annexing territory in Judea and Samaria. In the meantime PA institutions are trying to find solutions for the problems that will be created by the PA decision to end security and civilian coordination with Israel.
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The Fight Against COVID-19 in the Palestinian Authority (PA) (Updated to June 8, 2020)

During the past week (since June 2, 2020) 14 additional cases of COVID-19 were detected in Judea and Samaria, and there are now 38 active cases. The geographical distribution according to districts is the following: 17 cases in Hebron, 16 in Qalqilya, four in Jenin and one in a village near Jerusalem. There was no change in the number of active cases in the neighborhoods of east Jerusalem.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 27 – June 2, 2020)

In Judea and Samaria the numbers of popular terrorism attacks and attempted attacks are trending upwards. The Gaza Strip remains relatively quiet. This past week Hamas’ restraint force prevented a number of young Palestinians from infiltrating into Israeli territory. Following a speech by Mahmoud Abbas on May 19, 2020, the Palestinian Authority (PA) began a campaign to prevent Israel from annexing territories in Judea and Samaria.
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The Fight Against COVID-19 in the Palestinian Authority (PA) (Updated to June 1, 2020)

This past week 20 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the PA territories, most of them in the Qalqilya district. The PA ministry of health began conducting sample testing in the various districts to verify if they are corona-free. In view in the decline in the rate of infection the PA decided to relax some restrictions in districts where there were no COVID-19 cases, while taking the necessary precautions. On May 31, 2020, prayers were renewed on the Temple Mount.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 20 – 26, 2020)

In Judea and Samaria the scope of popular terrorism attacks and attempted attacks continues trending upward. In Global Jerusalem Day events, which were also marked in the Gaza Strip, the Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leaderships praised Iran's contribution to the [terrorist] organizations and their "armed resistance." The main event in the political arena was Mahmoud Abbas' announcement that in view of Israel's intention to annex parts of Judea and Samaria, the Palestinian Authority (PA) considered itself released from all agreements and understandings with Israel and the United States, including security agreements.
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