General Information

Mortar shells and rockets were fired into Israel’s south for the third and fourth time since the end of Operation Pillar of Defense. For the first time, the IDF responded by attacking terrorist targets in the northern Gaza Strip.

On April 2, 2013, a number of mortar shells were fired from the Gaza Strip into the western Negev, one of them landing between two Israeli villages.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 20 – April 2, 2013)

The American president’s visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority was exploited by terrorists to launch five rockets from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. claimed responsibility for the rocket fire. A number of Palestinians belonging to terrorist networks were apprehended in Judea and Samaria. Hamas’ Shura Council extended Khaled Mashaal’s term as chairman of
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 6-12, 2013)

The Gaza Strip remains quiet. This past week Gazans held activities to show solidarity with the Palestinian terrorist operatives imprisoned in Israeli jails. The Palestinian battle for hearts and minds in Judea and Samaria continues.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 30 – February 5, 2013)

The Gaza Strip remains quiet, while violence continues in Judea and Samaria. Israeli security forces exposed a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) cell planning to abduct an IDF soldier or Israeli civilian to be used as a bargaining chip. The Palestinian campaign to erect outposts in the Palestinian Authority (PA) continues.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 22-29, 2013)

Hamas and the other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip continue holding their fire. A demonstration was held in the village of A’anin (in the Jenin district near the security fence) by Palestinians who initiated a display called the “Prisoners’ Village.” The prime minister of Malaysia paid a visit to the Gaza Strip.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 16-21, 2013)

The terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip continue to implement the lull understandings reached at the end of Operation Pillar of Defense. This past week terrorist events occurred at several sites in Judea and Samaria. The Palestinians set up a new outpost (Bab al-Karameh) in the village of Bayt al-Iksa (northwest of Jerusalem). The Palestinian
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