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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 26-31, 2022)

This past week Palestinians carried out five terrorist attacks: a double vehicular ramming attack in the Jordan Valley, in which five; a shooting attack near Kiryat Arba, in which one civilian was killed; a shooting attack near Bani Na'im,; a shooting attack in Hawwara (near Nablus; and a stabbing attack near al-Funduq (east of Qalqilya. The Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria. Four operatives of the Lion's Den terrorist network, including a commander, surrendered to the Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces. The Gaza Strip was relatively quiet.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 20-25, 2022)

This past week Palestinians carried out two terrorist attacks: a stabbing attack near French Hill in Jerusalem, and a shooting attack at the entrance to Ma'aleh Adumim. The shooting attack was carried out by the same Palestinian terrorist who carried out the attack in Shuafat in which an IDF soldier was killed. The Israeli security forces focused their counterterrorism activities on Nablus, primarily on the Lion's Den terrorist network, The Gaza Strip remained relatively quiet. The Saudi Arabians released a Hamas' representative who had been arrested and sentenced with several dozen other Hamas operatives.
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Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi and his impact on the dissemination of radical Islam

Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, considered for many years one of the senior scholars in Sunni Islam, died on September 26, 2022, at 96. Qaradawi, born in Egypt, arrived in the early 1960s from Egypt to Qatar, which became the center of his activity. Among other things, he established a network of global Islamic organizations. Until 2018, he headed the radical Islamic organization World Association of Muslim Scholars. Through this organization, he concentrated and coordinated the activity of radical Islamic scholars around the world, many of them members of the Muslim Brotherhood, but there were also members of other streams, shaping together the current radical Islamic discourse. Qaradawi was mainly known as a key figure in shaping the concept of violent jihad and the one who allowed carrying out terror attacks, including suicide bombing attacks, against Israeli citizens, the US forces in Iraq, and some of the Arab regimes. Notwithstanding his contribution to the development of jihad movements, Qaradawi opposed Al-Qaeda and ISIS.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 4-19, 2022)

During the past two weeks tensions remained high in Judea and Samaria. Palestinians carried out four shooting attacks, killing two IDF soldiers, The Israeli security forces continued intensive counterterrorism activities, primarily in Jenin and Nablus. A relatively large number of Palestinians were killed during counterterrorism activities and clashes with the security forces. The Gaza Strip remained relatively quiet. A Hamas delegation to Damascus met with the Syrian president, part of renewing Hamas-Syria relations. Mahmoud Abbas visited Kazakhstan where he met with Russian President Putin.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 21 – October 3, 2022)

During the past two weeks tensions remained high in Judea and Samaria. Nine terrorist attacks were carried out. Tensions have been exacerbated by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Palestinian terrorist organizations, led by Hamas, because Jews entered the Temple Mount compound to pray during the High Holidays . The Israeli security forces continued their counterterrorism activities. Four armed Palestinians were killed in Jenin. The Palestinians accused Israel of causing the death of a seven year-old boy who was found dead after soldiers interrogated his father.Mahmoud Abbas gave his annual speech at the UN General Assembly. In the speech did not deviate from those of years past.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 14 – 20, 2022)

This past week Palestinians carried out five shooting attacks in Judea and Samaria.. The Israeli security forces increased their counterterrorism activities throughout Judea and Samaria. Members of a Hamas terrorist network were detained in Hebron and Nablus; they were planning mass-casualty attacks against Israeli civilians and security forces. The Palestinian security forces in Nablus detained a senior Hamas terrorist operative; his detention caused riots in Nablus. The Gaza Strip remains relatively quiet.
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