The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

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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Hamas “explains” not firing rockets during the Flag March

on May 29, 2022, Israel held its traditional Flag March, marking the unification of Jerusalem after the Six Day War. Hamas and the other terrorist organizations threatened they would attack, including from the Gaza Strip. In reality, the march was held without particular incident, despite the threats and warnings, and there was no response from the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian public was disappointed, and many criticized Hamas for not carrying out its threats. In the meantime Hamas claimed a propaganda-security victory, claiming its threats had exhausted Israel politically, militarily and security. As time passed and criticism continued, Hamas became increasingly apologetic.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 1 – 7, 2022)

A Palestinian woman attempted to stab IDF soldiers near the al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. Operating in several locations in Judea and Samaria, the Israeli security forces continued detaining Palestinians suspected of terrorist activity and seizing weapons. . Three Palestinians were killed. Following the Flag March and the events in Jerusalem, the Palestinian media reported the Palestinian Authority (PA) was considering revoking its recognition of Israel and cutting all ties
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 25-31, 2022)

On May 29, 2022, Israel held the traditional Flag March, which passed through east Jerusalem and the Damascus Gate. There were almost no exceptional incidents despite warnings and threats issued by Hamas and other terrorist organizations. On the morning of May 29, 2022, before the Flag March, a few hundred heavily guarded Jews entered the Temple Mount compound. Palestinians in Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem rioted, and two young Palestinians were killed while clashing with Israeli security forces.
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Landslide victory for the Hamas faction in the elections to the Student Union at Birzeit University, another step in establishing Hamas’s position in Judea and Samaria

On May 18, 2022, the annual elections for the Birzeit University Student Union were held. In the elections, the Hamas faction won 28 out of 51 seats. Hamas’s victory in the midst of escalation in the security situation and tension with Israel is an indication of the widespread support for the movement among the Palestinian public and among the younger generation in particular.
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