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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 23-29, 2016)

This past week there were two major attacks of Palestinian popular terrorism: Fires raged throughout Israel and the Benjamin and Judea districts for six days, causing substantial property damage and destroying extensive wooded areas. The Palestinian Authority (PA) sent eight fire engines and 41 firemen to help put out the blazes. According to initial and
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 16 – 22, 2016)

This past week Palestinian popular terrorism continued, including an attempted stabbing attack at the Qalandia crossing (north of Jerusalem). A Palestinian terrorist tried to stab a security guard and struggled with him. He was shot and killed. Palestinians continued throwing stones at Israeli vehicles and at the Israeli security forces. The Hamas security forces detained
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 9 – 15, 2016)

Popular terrorism continues, this past week manifested by an attempted stabbing attack at the Hawwara Junction near Nablus. Stones were thrown at Israeli cars and buses in Judea and Samaria. Two Israelis were wounded. Preparations are being made for the seventh Fatah conference, scheduled to take place on November 29, 2016.
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Initial Palestinian Reactions to Trump’s Election as President

Mahmoud Abbas and senior figures in the Palestinian Authority (PA), Fatah and the PLO were generally restrained in their reactions to the election of Donald Trump. However, their remarks hinted at concern over a greater pro-Israeli bias in the new American administration, based on statements made by Trump during the campaign. Their worst concerns are
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 2 – 8, 2016)

Popular terrorism attacks continue. This past week there was an attempted stabbing attack at a bus stop near Ofra, northeast of Ramallah. A bombing attack of an IDF post in Hebron was prevented by the Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces. Hamas and other terrorist organizations strongly criticized the PA security forces for preventing the attack.
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Analysis of the modus operandi of the shooting attack carried out from a driving car in Jerusalem, and of the perpetrator’s profile, shows unique characteristics

The perpetrators of popular terrorism attacks during the recent year were mostly young boys, part of them school children and unemployed students or people with jobs unsuitable for their skills. They were without a clear-cut record of security offenses and without affiliation with terrorist organizations or outspoken identification with them. Most of the terrorist attacks
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