The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

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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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 1-8, 2022)

This past week Palestinian terrorists carried a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem and a vehicular ramming attack at the Maccabim Crossing. The Israeli security forces prevented a stabbing attack at the Te'enim Crossing. The Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria. Four Palestinians were killed, one of them a senior PIJ operative. Another senior Lion's Den operative surrendered to the Palestinian security forces. Four rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel. One rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome aerial defense system and three fell inside the Gaza Strip.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 26-31, 2022)

This past week Palestinians carried out five terrorist attacks: a double vehicular ramming attack in the Jordan Valley, in which five; a shooting attack near Kiryat Arba, in which one civilian was killed; a shooting attack near Bani Na'im,; a shooting attack in Hawwara (near Nablus; and a stabbing attack near al-Funduq (east of Qalqilya. The Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria. Four operatives of the Lion's Den terrorist network, including a commander, surrendered to the Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces. The Gaza Strip was relatively quiet.
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“Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades” – a generic name for the armed squads of Palestinian terrorists currently active in Judea and Samaria.

During the last few months an increasing number of "brigades" have appeared in Judea and Samaria, military-terrorist networks calling themselves al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (AAMB). Although the AAMB are usually affiliated with Fatah, today it is the generic name for armed squads of Palestinian terrorists, most of which operate independently and have neither a central leadership nor an established structural hierarchy. Fatah and the PA are ambivalent, publicly claiming to promote the so-called "unarmed popular resistance," while the AAMB publicly promote armed "resistance" [terrorist attacks] and a "military option”.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 20-25, 2022)

This past week Palestinians carried out two terrorist attacks: a stabbing attack near French Hill in Jerusalem, and a shooting attack at the entrance to Ma'aleh Adumim. The shooting attack was carried out by the same Palestinian terrorist who carried out the attack in Shuafat in which an IDF soldier was killed. The Israeli security forces focused their counterterrorism activities on Nablus, primarily on the Lion's Den terrorist network, The Gaza Strip remained relatively quiet. The Saudi Arabians released a Hamas' representative who had been arrested and sentenced with several dozen other Hamas operatives.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 4-19, 2022)

During the past two weeks tensions remained high in Judea and Samaria. Palestinians carried out four shooting attacks, killing two IDF soldiers, The Israeli security forces continued intensive counterterrorism activities, primarily in Jenin and Nablus. A relatively large number of Palestinians were killed during counterterrorism activities and clashes with the security forces. The Gaza Strip remained relatively quiet. A Hamas delegation to Damascus met with the Syrian president, part of renewing Hamas-Syria relations. Mahmoud Abbas visited Kazakhstan where he met with Russian President Putin.
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