General Information

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 11-17, 2010)

This past week the western Negev remained quiet. On May 15, the 62nd so-called “Nakba Day” was marked in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip, commemorating what the Palestinians consider the “catastrophe” of the establishment of the State of Israel. On May 14 the cargo ship Rachel Corrie left Ireland on its way to the
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A New Book by Dr. Anat Berko: The Smarter Bomb. Women and Children as Suicide Bombers

For the past several years the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center has dealt with female suicide bombers as part of its overall coverage of suicide bombing terrorism. Dr. Anat Berko, a criminologist who received her PhD from Bar Ilan University, studied the involvement of women in anti-Israeli terrorism and revealed surprising facts. The Smarter Bomb
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 4-11, 2010)

This past week one rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. In response the Israeli Air Force attacked two targets in the southern Gaza Strip. The coalition of pro-Palestinian organizations if completing preparations to send the so-called flotilla of aid to the Gaza Strip. The American State Department announced the inception of proximity talks
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 27-May 4, 2010)

The western Negev was quiet this week as well. Shooting incidents continue against IDF soldiers engaged in routine security activity along the border. Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, announced that the proximity talks between Israel and the Palestinians were expected to begin soon. Preparations continue for a flotilla of aid to the Gaza
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 22-27, 2010)

Relative quiet continued in the western Negev this past week. Three Grad 122mm rockets were fired from the Sinai Peninsula. Two fell into the sea near Eilat and one in the Jordanian city of Aqaba. In our assessment a network affiliated with the global jihad was responsible for the rocket fire. George Mitchell, the American
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 14-21, 2010)

The western Negev was quiet this week. Hamas senior Moussa Abu Marzouq announced that there was a consensus not to launch rockets Khaled Mash’al, the head of the Hamas political bureau, praised the path of “resistance” and stressed that Hamas would continue to abduct Israeli soldiers—“Gilad Shalit is neither the first nor the last”. Isma’il
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