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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 20-26, 2022)

This past week an Israeli civilian was wounded in a stabbing attack on a bus in Jerusalem. An IDF fighter was the target of an attempted stabbing attack at the Tapuah Junction in Samaria. A stabbing attack was prevented in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Gaza Strip remains relatively quiet. The Qatari Committee distributed funds for July 2022 to 100,000 needy Gazan families. Mahmoud Abbas returned from visiting Romania, France. On his way back, he met in Jordan with King Abdallah. There was a sharp rise in the number of active cases in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip; east Jerusalem remained stable.
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Most of the Palestinians killed in Judea and Samaria since January 1, 2022, who died during Israeli security force counterterrorism activities were terrorist operatives

In 2022 the Israeli security forces continued been carrying out intensive counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria. According to ITIC records, Israeli counterterrorism activities and clashes with Palestinians, carried out from January 1, 2022, to July 14, 2022, led to the deaths of 49 Palestinians, a relatively high number compared to previous years. Of the 49 Palestinians killed, 33 (67%) belonged to one of the Palestinian terrorist organizations. Sixteen (33%) Palestinians who were killed had no organizational affiliation.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 13 – 19, 2022)

On July 15, 2022, shots were fired at an Israeli vehicle which entered Nablus without authorizationThe Israeli security forces continued their activities in Judea and Samaria to detain Palestinians suspected of terrorist activities and to confiscate illegal weapons.On July 16, 2022, four rockets and machine guns were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip. No casualties or damage were reported. In response Israeli Air Force aircraft attacked Hamas terrorist targets. During his visit to the Middle East, President Joe Biden met with Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem. According to Palestinian commentators, the visit was a disappointment, because with the exception of the declaration of financial aid, the visit did not touch on political matters.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 6 – 12, 2022)

On July 5, 2022, shots were fired from a passing vehicle at an IDF force manning a roadblock at the entrance to Homesh, northwest of Nablus. The Israeli security forces continued their counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria. A Palestinian was killed in an activity near Jenin. The Palestinian Authority (PA) continued making preparations for Joe Biden's visit. Senior PA figures are pessimistic about the possibility of a positive outcome. The Palestinians were disappointed by the results of independent investigation sponsored by the United States into the death of al-Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 29 – July 5, 2022)

On June 28, 2022, a Palestinian attempted a stabbing attack at one of the gates to the Old City of Jerusalem. The Israeli security forces continued their counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria; two Palestinians were killed. The Gaza Strip was relatively quiet. In the northern arena, Israel intercepted three Hezbollah UAVs at a distance of several dozen miles from the Karish oil rig. The coronavirus: the ministry of health in Ramallah reported that the number of active cases in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip continues rising. The Ramallah district has the greatest number of active cases.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 22-28, 2022)

This past week the Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activity in Judea and Samaria.  The Gaza Strip was relatively quiet. . A Hamas delegation led by Isma'il Haniyeh visited Lebanon and met with Lebanese government officials, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and representatives of the Palestinian organizations. The Palestinian Authority (PA) is preparing for the visit of American President Joe Biden. Another wave of the coronavirus has begun, with a rise in the number of cases in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.
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