In-Depth Studies

Palestinian Terrorism Against Israel, 2022: Methods, Trends and Description

In 2022 there was a substantial rise in the number of Palestinian terrorist attacks against Israel. Eighty-six significant attackswere carried out, up from 54 in 202116 of the attacks were carried out inside Israeli territory (one in 2021). Thirty Israelis were killed (24 civilians and six members of the security forces). One Border Police fighter was killed in an operational activity in Samaria. In 2021 three civilians were killed. There were 46 shooting attacks 54% of the total number. One round of fighting was conducted in the Gaza Stripin August 2022.

The Birth of Hezbollah

The birth of the Hezbollah movement did not happen following the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in the summer of 1982, as many tend to think. The decision to establish the movement was made in Iran in 1979 by the Revolutionary Leadership Council headed by Imam Khomeini with the aim of exporting the Islamic revolution to the Arab region. The establishment process was led by the Iranian ambassador in Damascus beginning in the summer of 1981 and Israel's invasion of Lebanon was a catalyst for Hezbollah's development. The members of the movement are loyal to Iran and receive military and economic support from Iran through the Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards.

Palestinian public opinion poll reveals increase in support for armed terrorist attacks against Israel and attacks inside Israeli territory.

On December 13, 2022, Dr. Khalil Shqaqi's Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR) issued its public opinion-poll report for the last quarter of the year. According to the results, the Palestinian public's support for an "armed struggle" against increased in comparison to the third quarter, especially in Judea and Samaria.. A number of possible reasons were given for the results, among them the formation of the new government in Israel, the escalating military clashes, and number of Palestinian casualties in clashes with Israeli security forces.

A Palestinian “victory” in the international arena: the UN votes to ask the International Court of Justice for a legal opinion regarding Israel’s practices in the territories.

On the night of December 30, 2022, the UN General Assembly voted in favor of a Palestinian resolution calling for a legal opinion from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding “Israeli practices...[in] the occupied territories The Palestinians were pleased with the vote, regarding it as another international victory for Palestinian diplomacy which will open the door to additional achievements. Even if the vote has no immediate consequence, it is a significant achievement for the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the international arena and its smear and lawfare campaigns against Israel

The Palestinian Authority has accused Israel of killing a soccer player, actually a Hamas terrorist operative who clashed with the IDF in Nablus

On the night of December 21, 2022, Israeli worshippers entered the precinct of the Tomb of Joseph in Nablus, secured by IDF forces. Several dozen armed Palestinians rioted, throwing IEDs at the forces and shooting at them. The Palestinian media reported the death of Ahmed 'Atef Mustafa Daraghmeh The report noted he was a soccer player who had played with Thaqafi Tulkarm. Daraghmeh was a Hamas operative. Senior figures in the PA called on the international community, including FIFA, to condemn and punish Israel. Needless to say, no one in the PA mentioned that he was a Hamas operative who deliberately went to Nablus to clash with Israeli security forces.

Incident between Egyptian army forces and ISIS in the Suez Canal region

From the night of November 18, 2022, until the early morning hours of November 19, 2022, there were heavy exchanges of fire between Egyptian army forces and operatives of ISIS’s Sinai Province in the eastern part of the city of Al-Qantara, which is close to the Suez Canal. At least five soldierswere killed, and several others were wounded. It should be noted that the Suez Canal is a strategic region representing an international traffic artery of importance for world trade in general and for the Egyptian economy in particular.

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