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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 1 – 7, 2022)

A Palestinian woman attempted to stab IDF soldiers near the al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. Operating in several locations in Judea and Samaria, the Israeli security forces continued detaining Palestinians suspected of terrorist activity and seizing weapons. . Three Palestinians were killed. Following the Flag March and the events in Jerusalem, the Palestinian media reported the Palestinian Authority (PA) was considering revoking its recognition of Israel and cutting all ties
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Landslide victory for the Hamas faction in the elections to the Student Union at Birzeit University, another step in establishing Hamas’s position in Judea and Samaria

On May 18, 2022, the annual elections for the Birzeit University Student Union were held. In the elections, the Hamas faction won 28 out of 51 seats. Hamas’s victory in the midst of escalation in the security situation and tension with Israel is an indication of the widespread support for the movement among the Palestinian public and among the younger generation in particular.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 18-24, 2022)

This past week Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria. the Palestinians are threatening to ignite and escalate violence in Jerusalem; the march was the motivating factor behind Operation Guardian of the Walls (May 2021). The Gaza Strip marked the first anniversary of Operation Guardian of the Walls. The Palestinian Authority (PA) continues its preoccupation with the death of al-Jazeera reporter
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 11-17, 2022)

This past week there was a stabbing attack south of Nablus and a Palestinian threw a concrete block at an Israeli vehicle north of Ramallah. The Israeli security forces continued intensive counterterrorism activities, detaining Palestinians suspected of terrorist activity and seizing weapons. During the activities a Border Police special forces fighter was killed. Two Palestinians were also killed in the riots, Shireen Abu Akleh, an al-Jazeera reporter, and Daoud Zubeidi, the brother of imprisoned Zakaria Zubeidi, was mortally wounded and later died. Their deaths caused Palestinians to riot against Israeli security forces. Palestinians in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip marked Nakba Day.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 4-10, 2022)

Two terrorist attacks were carried out this past week: an attack in Elad where the terrorists used an axe and a knife (three civilians murdered and four wounded) and a stabbing attack at the Damascus Gate in east Jerusalem in which a Border Police fighter was wounded. An attempted terrorist attack in Tekoa was prevented. The Palestinians were enraged when Jews were allowed to enter the Temple Mount compound. A Hamas delegation visited Russia and met with the deputy foreign minister and the Grand Mufti of Russia. After the IDF began a military exercise on May 9, 2022, the terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip and Hezbollah raised their level of alert in preparation for a possible confrontation with Israel.
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Terrorist attack in Elad. Three Israeli civilians killed and four wounded. Hamas again praises and encourages

On the evening of May 5, 2022, Israel's Independence Day, two Palestinians from a village near Jenin carried out a terrorist attack in the central Israeli city of Elad, using an axe and a knife. They killed three civilians and wounded four, two of them critically, beginning their killing spree in the late evening. Although the two terrorists apparently were not specifically directed by an established organization, the attack in Elad came during a Ramadan-long Hamas propaganda campaign encouraging terrorist attacks.
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