The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Fatah and the Palestinian Authority adopt the three terrorists killed in Nablus

On February 8, 2022, during an Israeli security force activity in Nablus three Palestinian terrorists were killed. They were members of the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military terrorist wing) and responsible for a recent series of shooting attacks targeting IDF forces and Israeli civilians, and were planning more. A large quantity of weapons were found in their vehicle (Israeli media, February 8, 2022). The Palestinian media reported the three were Ashraf al-Mabslat, Adhem Mabrouk and Muhammad al-Dakheil, all operatives in the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 2-8, 2022)

This past week in Judea and Samaria Palestinian terrorists carried out two shooting attacks targeting Israeli security forces, one near Nablus and the other near Jenin. No Israeli casualties were reported. On February 8, 2022 in Nablus, Israeli security forces killed three Palestinian terrorists who belonged to Fatah's al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, were responsible for a recent series of shooting attacks targeting IDF forces and Israeli civilians, and were planning more. On February 7, 2022, security inspectors at the Kerem Shalom Crossing prevented the smuggling of more than 10,000 rifle and hand-gun bullets. At a demonstration held in the Gaza Strip in support of Syrian refugees, pictures of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and Qassem Soleimani, late Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Qods Force commander, were burned. In Judea, Samaria there was a slight decrease in the number of active coronavirus cases, although the hospitals are operating at almost 100% capacity. In the Gaza Strip the number of active cases continued rising.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 26 – February 1, 2022)

On the night of January 29, 2022, shots were fired at an IDF vehicle. No casualties were reported. The Gaza Strip has been relatively quiet. On January 26, 2022, IDF forces detained two Gazans attempting to cross the barrier in the southern Gaza Strip and enter Israeli territory. Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) condemned Israeli President Herzog's visit to the UAE. Hamas claimed such visits encouraged Israel to continue its [alleged] "crimes." On January 31, 2022, Mahmoud Abbas spoke on the phone with Antony Blinken, the American secretary of state. The PLO's Revolutionary Council conference, planned for February 22, 2022, may not be held. The Palestinians welcomed the Amnesty report claiming Israel operated an apartheid system against the Palestinians.
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Palestinian Terrorism, 2021: Summary, Types and Trends

Despite Operation Guardian of the Walls in May 2021, since 2017 there has been no consistent change in the level of Palestinian popular terrorism in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem. During 2021 Palestinian terrorists carried out 54 significant terrorist attacks, compared with 40 in 2020, 34 in 2019 and 55 in 2015. Three Israelis (civilians) were killed, similar to 2020, and 34 Israelis were wounded; 46 in 2020. Twenty terrorist attacks were carried out in Greater Jerusalem and one in Jaffa. In 2021 the number of stabbing attacks rose and there were 30 (about 56% of the total), compared with 19 in 2020 (48% of the total). There were 12 shooting attacks (22% of the total), eight vehicular ramming attacks (about 15% of the total), three combined attacks and one incursion into an Israeli community. In addition, there were about 1,700 rock-throwing incidents and 350 involving Molotov cocktails.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 19-25, 2022)

This past week there was an increase in incidents involving Palestinians throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles, IDF posts and the fences of Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria. While in the Gaza Strip, Mohammed al-Emadi, chairman of Qatar's National Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza, signed an agreement companies manufacturing and distributing electricity in the Gaza Strip. In the Gaza Strip the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) organized a demonstration in support of the Houthis in Yemen. Hussein al-Sheikh, chairman of the Palestinian Authority (PA) commission of civilian affairs, met with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid. In Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip there was a significant rise in the number of active coronavirus cases, especially of the omicron variant.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 4-11, 2022)

According to an initial report, on the evening of January 11, 2022, a Palestinian carried out a vehicular ramming attack near the community of Halamish, north of Ramallah. An IDF soldier was. wounded.Shots were fired at Israeli security forces operating in the Balata refugee camp. The agreement which ended terrorist prisoner's Hashem Abu Hawwash hunger strike was perceived by the Palestinians as a "victory" which could potentially be exploited to secure the release of other prisoners. The Palestinian terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip continue their threats of escalating violence if Israel does not meet their demands for rebuilding the Gaza Strip and lifting the so-called "siege." Mahmoud Abbas went to Sharm el-Sheikh at the invitation of the Egyptian president. A Fatah delegation headed by Jibril al-Rajoub is visiting Syria.
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