The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 22-28, 2022)

This past week the Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activity in Judea and Samaria.  The Gaza Strip was relatively quiet. . A Hamas delegation led by Isma'il Haniyeh visited Lebanon and met with Lebanese government officials, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and representatives of the Palestinian organizations. The Palestinian Authority (PA) is preparing for the visit of American President Joe Biden. Another wave of the coronavirus has begun, with a rise in the number of cases in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.
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The military-terrorist wing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) held military exercise in the Gaza Strip to convey threats to Israel.

On June 20, 2022, the Jerusalem Brigades, the military-terrorist wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) held a large exercise in the Gaza Strip. According to PIJ sources, the exercise mainly focused on firing rockets and artillery at targets at sea. Apparently the military-terrorist wings of the organizations in the Gaza Strip are keeping a low profile and maintaining relative quiet to prevent another round of combat with Israel at this time. The exercises, with their displays of force and military capabilities, are another way of threatening Israel and part of the so-called "balance of deterrence," including threats from Ibrahim al-Madhoun to attack Israel's offshore oil rig (see below).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 15-21, 2022)

This past week the Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria. During an IDF activity in Jenin three Palestinians who shot at the forces were killed. On June 18, 2022, after two months of relative quiet, a rocket was fired from the northern Gaza Strip at the southern coastal city of Ashqelon. In response Israeli aircraft attacked several Hamas military-terrorist sites, including a new Hamas surveillance post in the northern Gaza Strip near the Israeli community of Netiv HaAsara. The military-terrorist wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) held a broad exercise in the Gaza Strip which included rocket fire.
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At a conference held in Al-Bireh, the Palestinian leadership emphasized that Israel has no historical and religious connection to the Temple Mount and Jerusalem

The Supreme Committee for Jerusalem Affairs, under the auspices of the Palestinian Authority (PA), organized a conference entitled “Property Documentation and the Historical Status of the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.” The PA continues to attempt to establish its status in Jerusalem and reinforce the city’s Palestinian and Islamic identity. This is in light of Hamas’s recent intensive efforts to position itself as a defender of Al-Aqsa and Jerusalem, and possibly also in advance of the possibility of debating the issue in a future political process. To this end, it does not stop at denying and refuting the Jewish connection to the city and the holy sites, ostensibly relying on authentic documents that prove its claims.
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Hamas revealed information about two operatives killed in Operation Guardian of the Walls, both senior figures in its military-terrorist wing UAV project.

Led by Hamas, the Palestinian organizations in the Gaza Strip marked the anniversary of Operation Guardian of the Walls. For the occasion, on June 11, 2022, the Izz al-Din Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military-terrorist wing, issued a 28-minute two senior operatives in Hamas' UAV-production unit and were killed in an IDF airstrike on May 12, 2021, t.During and after Operation Guardian of the Walls Hamas and its affiliated media outlets tried to play down the IDF's successes, focusing on the barrages of rockets fired at Israel, alleging they caused casualties and disrupted daily life in Israel. They also claimed, falsely, that most of the Gazans killed by the Israeli Air Force's attacks were civilians, and only a few were military operatives In some instances, when senior military operatives were killed, a great deal of information about their rank and activities was hidden.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 8-14, 2022)

This past week the Israeli security forces continued operating in Judea and Samaria to detain Palestinians suspected of involvement in terrorist activities. During an Israeli security force activity in Halhul, a Palestinian who attacked the soldiers was killed. On June 11, 2022, a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) operative from Ya'bad died. A conference was held in al-Bireh regarding the historical status quo of al-Aqsa mosque and other Islamic sites in Jerusalem. The commission appointed by the UN Human Rights Council after Operation Guardian of the Walls issued its first report. Most of the claims were unilaterally directed against Israel. . The Palestinian Authority (PA) foreign ministry and Hamas welcomed the findings.
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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.