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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 1-7, 2023)

This past week there was a shooting attack at the Beit Hagai Junction (south of Hebron); one Israeli was wounded. The Israeli security forces continued their counterterrorism activities, focusing on the Aqabat Jabr refugee camp near Jericho and detaining the terrorists who shot and killed an Israeli on February 27, 2023. During the activity one Palestinian was killed. Palestinians continued throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles driving on the roads in Judea and Samaria. The Gaza Strip remained relatively quiet. After several delays, the envoy from Qatar arrived to discuss the renewal of the Qatari donation of funds. The law for giving terrorists the death penalty, which passed its first vote in the Knesset, led to a series of strong condemnations in the Palestinian Authority (PA), including calls for a mass uprising and threats against Israel.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 22-28, 2023)

This past week Palestinians carried out seven terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria, killing three Israeli civilians: Fourteen Israelis have been killed since the beginning of the year. Following the shooting attack in Hawwara, Israeli settlers entered the town and burned Palestinian houses, public property and vehicles. The heightened tension resulted in an increase in the number of rocks and Molotov cocktails thrown at Israeli vehicles. Six rockets were launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip. Five were intercepted by Iron Dome aerial defense system and one fell in an open area. A political-security summit meeting was held by representatives from Egypt, Jordan, the United States, Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) in an effort to calm the situation.
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Reactions to the IDF Activity in Nablus (February 22, 2023)

On February 22, 2023, the Israeli security forces operated in Nablus to detain three wanted Palestinians. The activity developed into extensive riots and exchanges of gunfire. Eleven Palestinians were killed, most of them armed, and more than 100 were wounded. An examination of the names of the Palestinian fatalities revealed that six of them were Lion's Den operatives The unusually large operation was one the Israeli security forces' ongoing activities, mainly in northern Samaria, to prevent terrorist networks from carrying out attacks
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 14-21, 2023)

This past week Palestinians carried out five terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria. Two of the attacking Palestinians were aged 13 and 14. The Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activities, detaining dozens of wanted terrorists. The PA security services detained two terrorist operatives in Nablus. The Gaza Strip remained relatively quiet. A number of demonstrations were held along the border. The Palestinians continue their political campaign against Israel.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 8-13, 2023)

This past week Palestinians carried out two terrorist attacks. A vehicular ramming attack in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem, which killed three Israeli civilians, two of them young brothers; the other was a stabbing attack south of Hebron. As usual, the Palestinian Authority (PA) did not condemn the. One rocket fired from the Gaza Strip at the Israeli communities. In response, Israeli Air Force aircraft attacked a Hamas facility. A Hamas delegation headed by Isma'il Haniyehrecently visited Cairo to participate in Egyptian efforts to achieve regional calm. PIJ leader Ziyad al-Nakhalah was chosen to head the organization for another four years. The Palestinian leadership continued activities in Arab and international venues to delegitimize the Israeli government.
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Declarations of Senior Iranian Officials Concerning the West Bank Point to Intensifying Iranian Effort to Expand Its Influence in this Arena

In recent months, senior commanders of the IRGC have paid increasing attention to the growing tide of “Palestinian resistance” in the West Bank and the challenges facing Israel and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in this arena.
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