The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Palestinian adolescents in the service of the terrorist organizations in Judea and Samaria

On November 22, 2022, Palestinians clashed with the Israeli security forces securing Israeli worshippers entered the Tomb of Joseph in NablusDuring the a 16 years old Palestinian was killed. The Lion's Den issued a mourning notice stating he was a young network operative. It was not the first time, generally speaking and especially during the past year, when Palestinian adolescents were involved in terrorist activity. The deaths of children and adolescents in clashes with the Israeli security forces serve the terrorist organizations as material to use in propaganda and lawfare against Israel. After every death, the senior Palestinian figures, media and social networks rush to represent Israel as deliberate, cold-blooded killers of children and adolescents.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 22-29, 2022)

This past week Palestinian terrorists carried out two attacks. two Israelis were killed. The Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria, detaining dozens of wanted terrorists and confiscating weapons. Five Palestinians were killed. A terrorist attack on a bus in Israel was recently prevented; it was planned by Palestinian Islamic Jihad operatives in the Gaza Strip. The body of an Israeli Druze teenager was taken from a hospital in Jenin by armed terrorists after he had been mortally wounded in an automobile accident. The Gaza Strip remained relatively quiet.
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Palestinian reactions to the double terrorist attack in Jerusalem (November 23, 2022)

On the morning of November 23, 2022, Palestinians carried out a double terrorist attack in Jerusalem. The attack was unique and more sophisticated than the recent lone wolf and shooting attacks. Considering the nature of the attack and concerned about an Israeli reprisal, the terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip raised their level of alert. The official Palestinian media reported the attack as an event, not a terrorist attack. Senior PA figures did not relate to it at all.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 15-22, 2022)

This past week Palestinians carried out two shooting attacks in northern Samaria; no Israeli casualties were reported:. A mass-casualty attack was averted when a car bomb exploded prematurely. The Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria. A young Palestinian was killed. Clashes broke out in Hebron between Jewish worshippers and Palestinians. The Gaza Strip remained relatively quiet.
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The Palestinian Authority and Fatah have adopted a policy of full solidarity with Palestinians killed while carrying out terrorist attacks against Israel or in confrontations with Israeli security forces

With the increase of terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria in recent months and the intensive counterterrorism activities of the Israeli security forces, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the PA have increased its glorification of the fatalities (primarily operatives of Fatah and the PA security forces) and adopted a policy of full solidarity with their families, including terrorists killed while attacking Israelis and in clashes with Israeli security forces. Senior PA and Fatah figures declare them heroes and have been strongly critical of Israel for killing them. Many of them, including PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh and Hussein al-Sheikh, secretary general of the PLO's Executive Committee and responsible for relations with Israel, customarily visit the mourning tents and offer their condolences to the terrorists' families. The PA and Fatah hold formal military-style funerals which are attended by operatives of the PA security forces and senior PA and Fatah figures; Their objective is apparently to gain the sympathy and support of the Palestinian people and to prove that neither the PA nor Fatah has abandoned the path of "resistance."
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 8-15, 2022)

This past week Palestinians carried out two terrorist attacks. One was a combined stabbing-vehicular ramming attack in Ariel, killing three Israelis and wounding four; the other was a shooting attack at the Gilboa Crossing, The Gaza Strip remained relatively calm. The PA continued promoting unilateral measures against Israel. PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh continued accusing Israel of direct damage to the PA's environment.
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The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a nationalist conflict between two peoples living in the Land of Israel: the Jewish people and the Palestinian people. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is more than 100 years old and has been given worldwide prominence. The roots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict go back to the 19th century, when nationalist movements gained momentum around the world, among them the Zionist movement and the call to emigrate to the Land of Israel to build a national home for the Jewish People. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict took a nationalist turn and grew after the First World War. 

The issues at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict include the permanent borders, security arrangements, Israel’s demand for Palestinian recognition of the existence of the Jewish People, the status of the Palestinian refugees, the control of Jerusalem, the Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria, the distribution of water resources and the distribution of additional resources in Judea and Samaria.

A prominent feature of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the severe manifestations of violence and terrorism in the Gaza Strip and Judea and Samaria that have accompanied it throughout the years of its existence. The fighting is carried out by terror squads and individuals. These manifestations of violence have led to many losses and property damage on both sides.

Over the years, many attempts have been made to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Most of the proposals attempted to promote a permanent solution that would involve the creation of Palestinian autonomy or an independent Palestinian state to be established alongside the State of Israel. This is known as the “two-state solution.” Another proposed solution for resolving the conflict is a “one-state solution” whereby all of the western Land of Israel, including the Gaza Strip and Judea and Samaria, would become a binational state. The attempts were unsuccessful due to disagreements over the nature of the solution and due to a basic lack of trust between the sides.