A series of attacks against the Russian bases in Hmeymim and Tartus (Updated to January 10, 2018)

Recently, the Russian airbase in Hmeymim and the Russian naval base in Tartus have been a target for various types of attacks (by UAVs, rockets and mortar shells).

The anniversary of Fatah’s founding was marked at universities and colleges in Judea and Samaria by glorifying shaheeds and encouraging terrorism

On January 1, 2018, was the 53rd anniversary of the founding of the Fatah movement The pictures below document the events held at Bir Zeit University, one of the most prominent institutions of higher learning in the Palestinian Authority

Diplomatic incident: India protests presence of the Palestinian ambassador at a rally in Pakistan where a speech was given by a leader of the terrorist organization which carried out a mass-killing attack in Mumbai (177 killed)

The Indian government recently protested to the Palestinian Authority (PA) over the participation of Walid Abu Ali (Abu Iyad), the PLO ambassador to Pakistan, at the "Defense of Jerusalem" rally.

In view of its financial problems, ISIS is selling coins that it minted at the time of the Islamic State. Payment for the coins is madevia an international clearing system.

On December 26, 2017, ISIS’s Haqq website published an article stating that coins minted by the Islamic State were being sold on “one of the sites on the Internet” (without mentioning the site’s name or address). The article states: “One of the news sites [on the Internet] published an advertisement [for] the purchase of every [type] of dinar currency minted by the Islamic State. The website notes that payment for the coins is via PayPal."

Iran-Hamas Rapprochement: the Current Situation

In recent months there has been a rapprochement between Iran and Hamas, after approximately three years of difficulties caused by Hamas' reservations regarding the Syrian regime and the removal of the movement's offices from Syria.

The Wave of Lone Wolf Attacks in Israel (Oct. 2015 – Sep. 2016) and Palestinian Social Media

The “lone wolf” attacks were an expression of various social media influences on Palestinian politics and society that go beyond incitement. It should be emphasized, however, that those who regard social networks as a mere means of communication reflecting reality are also mistaken. As opposed to traditional means of communication, social media offers interaction and multilateral dialogue that enables mutual influence and cooperation at an unprecedented speed and scale without leadership or an organizational support structure. As a result, it has played a simultaneous role in the “lone wolf” attacks – on the one hand reflecting the reality on the ground, but also feeding and amplifying it. Social media offered alternative sources of legitimacy to the traditional sources of authority of the assailant, and has generated a contagious dynamic of attacks carried out without a guiding hand and characterized by expansion, decay, and conservation.

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