Hamas’s military wing conducted a large-scale military maneuver

Hamas’s military wing conducted a large-scale two-day (March 25-26, 2018) military maneuver in the Gaza Strip, entitled “Steadfastness and Challenge.” According to the organizers, 30,000 military wing operatives from various units (sea, land, air) took part in the maneuver.

Status of preparations for the “great return march”

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are carrying out intensive preparations for the "great return march." The first event will be held beginning at 10:00 on Friday morning, March 30 2018. Palestinians will be brought to six locations along the border security fence (see below). A media center will be set up on the Palestinian side of the Erez crossing.

ISIS-inspired Terrorist Attack in the South of France

The attack in the South of France demonstrated that even after the collapse of the Islamic State and the transformation of ISIS into a terrorist and guerrilla organization fighting for its existence in Syria and Iraq, the ISIS brand is still highly attractive, as is its Salafi-jihadi ideology and the vision of the Islamic Caliphate.

Popular terrorism in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem during the first two and half months of 2018 continues to have a high degree of lethality, continuing the trend of 2017

On March 18, 2018, an Israeli civilian was killed in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem. It was the eighth significant terrorist attack during the first two and a half months of 2018. Four of the eight attacks resulted in the deaths of Israeli civilians and soldiers.

Armed Palestinian forces, militias and organizations handled by the Syrian regime in the Syrian civil war

In fighting the Syrian civil war, the Syrian army makes extensive use of armed Palestinian forces, militias and organizations, some of them in existence for dozens of years, some of them new, established during the war.

Iranian Website Published a Speech Delivered by Hezbollah Secretary General at a Closed Forum Expressing Total Devotion to Iran’s Supreme Leader. Similar Statements were Issued Previously by Hezbollah Officials

On March 12, the conservative Iranian website Farda News published a full transcript of a speech delivered by Hezbollah Secretary General, Hassan Nasrallah, at a conference of Iranian nationals residing in Lebanon. In the speech, Nasrallah declared that his organization is wholly committed to the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, and that the commitment to Khamenei trumps the organization’s commitment to the Lebanese constitution.

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