Turkey as a Terrorism-Sponsoring State: Turkey allows Hamas to conduct terrorist activities from its territory, including the handling of terrorist squads in Judea and Samaria and the transfer of funds to Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip to finance terrorism.

A Hamas delegation headed by Isma'il Haniyeh, head of Hamas' political bureau, recently paid a visit to Turkey. The delegation was accompanied by Jihad Yaghmour, who for the first was officially mentioned as Hamas' representative in Turkey. Yaghmour is a Hamas terrorist operative from Beit Hanina in east Jerusalem who was involved in the abduction of IDF soldier Nahshon Waxman 1994.

Initial Palestinians reactions to the International Criminal Court (ICC) decision and Palestinian preparations for legal steps

The Palestinian Authority (PA) expressed great satisfaction with the decision of Fatou Bensouda, the ICC Prosecutor, that there is a basis for opening an investigation of the "war crimes" Israel allegedly commits in "Palestine."

Sporadic rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory continues

On the evening of December 25, 2019, a rocket was launched at Ashkelon during an election rally of Prime Minister Netanyahu. So far, a total of 10 rockets were launched into Israeli territory in seven firing incidents since the ceasefire achieved at the end of the latest round of escalation (Operation Black Belt).

Additional Syrian army attack against the rebel organizations (update)

So far, over 40 towns and villages have been taken over in the Syrian army offensive east and southeast of the city of Maarat Nu'man, near the M-5 highway to Aleppo and Idlib . In the ITIC's assessment, the objective of the Syrian army attack is to establish its presence on the M-5 highway leading northward, take over Maarat Nu’man, and prepare for the attack on Idlib, the rebel stronghold, with the aim of achieving a decisive victory in the campaign which has been going on for about seven months.

Additional Syrian army attack against the rebel organizations in the Idlib region (initial overview)

On December 20, 2019, the Syrian army launched an attack against the rebel organizations in the Idlib region, in continuation of the ground offensive carried out over the last month.

The return marches: towards a new format?

Hamas and other terrorist organizations participating in the return marches have recently been discussing whether or not to continue the marches, and ideas for new formats have been raised.

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