The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

World Jerusalem Day: again a platform for incitement, threats, and the defamation and demonizing of Israel and the United States

This year's Jerusalem Day events took place against the background of the extreme tension in Jerusalem, especially on the Temple Mount, the anti-Israeli incitement and provocation and in the shadow of a series of major terrorist attacks. At several events speakers gave militant speeches threatening Israel. The main events were held in Iran. Similar events were held in Lebanon. In the Gaza Strip the main rally was held in Gaza City, and in Judea and Samaria a rally was held in the Jenin refugee camp. Events were also held in Yemen, Pakistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Turkey, South Africa, London and New York. Unlike previous years and despite the threats against Israel, the events were not exploited for a display of Iranian, Hezbollah or Palestinian terrorist organization military force and there were no parades of ballistic missiles or other weapons, as had been customary in Iran
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 3-18, 2023)

During the past two weeks Palestinians carried out nine terrorist attacks in Judea, Samaria and inside Israeli. A mother and her two daughters and a tourist from Italy were killed. The Israeli security forces continued their counterterrorism activities,. The main arenas were Jericho, Nablus and Jenin.On the night of the Passover Seder and in the following days dozens of rockets were fired at Israeli territory, atypically from three different arenas. The pretext for the rocket fire was the riot at al-Aqsa mosque. Isma'il Haniyeh, head of Hamas' political bureau, paid a visit to Lebanon, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) leader Ziyad al-Nakhalah paid a visit to Iraq.. The Palestinians scored a political achievement in the UN, and on May 15 the General Assembly will mark Nakba Day.
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Rocket Fire Targeting Israel

/from three different arenas. In response IDF aircraft and artillery attacked Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip, south Lebanon, the rocket launchers and several other targets in southern Syria, including a military facility of the Syrian army's . The pretext for the rocket fire was the riot at al-Aqsa mosque when Israeli police and Palestinians clashed on the night of April 4, 2023. For the Palestinians, Hezbollah and other Arabs the incidents signified the so-called "unity of the fronts," a Palestinian-Hezbollah strategy employed against Israel, and they regard the events as a "victory" They also claim that firing rockets from three arenas revealed their ability to "conquer" Israel .
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Spotlight on Iran (April 2-13, 2023)

The Greek police detained two Pakistanis on suspicion of planning terrorist attacks against Israelis in Athens, directed by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps' (IRGC) Qods Force. The Iranian embassy in Athens denied the reports, claiming their objective was to deflect attention from Israel's internal political crisis.Two IRGC officers were killed in an attack attributed to Israel which was carried out in the Damascus area. The IRGC threatened retribution.Iran condemned the March 24, 2023, American attack in eastern Syria which led to the deaths of pro-Iranian militia operatives. The Iranian authorities announced that World Jerusalem Day, usually held annually on the last Friday of Ramadan, would be held on April 14, 2023.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 29 – April 3, 2023)

This past week Palestinian terrorists carried out two attacks in Judea and Samaria. There was an incident in the Old City of Jerusalem which may have been a terrorist attack. The Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activities, two armed Palestinians were killed in Nablus in an exchange of fire with Israeli forces. The second Friday of Ramadan attracted about 260,000 Muslim worshippers to the Temple Mount. The Palestinians were critical of the long waits at the entrances to Jerusalem. The Gaza Strip remained relatively calm. Land Day passed without particular incident.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 22-28, 2023)

This past week Palestinian terrorists carried out four shooting attacks in Judea and Samaria two soldiers were wounded. Israeli security forces continued their counterterrorism activities. Their activities focused on the Tulkarm region, where the commander of the Tulkarm Battalion was killed, and on the Aqabat Jabr refugee camp (near Jericho). The Gaza Strip remained relatively calm. IDF forces intercepted a Hamas UAV flying over the Gaza Strip. Hamas leader Khalil al-Haya said in an interview that the battle against Israel was reaching its final confrontation, and that Israel's weaknesses were being revealed day after day. Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh continued meeting with foreign diplomats to gain support for the Palestinian issue.
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