The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 2-8, 2022)

This past week four terrorist attacks were carried out: one vehicular ramming and three stabbing attacks. Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and other Palestinian terrorist organizations welcomed the attacks and called for more. In the meantime Palestinians continue throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles on the roads in Judea and Samaria. On the night of March 7, 2022, Israeli security forces demolished the house of Muhammad Jaradat and the floor of the house where Ghiti Jaradat lived in the village of Silat al-Harithiya, west of Jenin. The Palestinian Authority (PA) has still not taken a position on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The coronavirus: The number of active cases in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip continues to decline.
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The British-based al-Hiwar TV provides a platform for Ibrahim al-Madhoun, a member of Hamas’ department of national relations, who operates from Turkey

On February 28, 2022, a conference was held of the "popular committee of the Palestinian dispersal" (which is affiliated with Hamas and represents the Palestinians abroad). Among the participants were Dr. Azzam al-Tamimi, a British subject from Hebron, who is director of London's al-Hiwar TV in Arabic. He exploited a stay in Turkey to broadcast a series of panel discussions from Istanbul. Ibrahim al-Madhoun, a member of Hamas' department of national relations, was a guest on several programs; al-Madhoun is close to Yahya al-Sinwar and has lived in Turkey since 2018. Al-Madhoun is known for his extremist positions, statements to media outlets and written work, all of which follow official Hamas propaganda, including the call for terrorist attacks against Israel.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 23 – March 1, 2022)

This past week the Israeli security forces carried out counterterrorism activities throughout Judea and Samaria. In view of the decision by Palestinian terrorist prisoners in Israeli jails to go on a hunger strike to protest "recent events," March 1, 2022 was declared a "day of rage." The Israeli defense minister signed an order for the seizure of tens of thousands of dollars worth digital currency. Senior Palestinian Authority (PA) figures have almost completely abstained from publicly relating to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and have not taken a position on the events, despite the extensive media coverage. French Prime Minister Jean Castex said in a speech that Jerusalem was the eternal capital of the Jewish people, earning him a series of condemnations from Hamas and the PIJ. Coronavirus infection: In Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip the number of active coronavirus cases continues to decline.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 16-22, 2022)

This past week tensions remained high in Judea and Samaria, with Hamas and other terrorist organizations fanning the flames. In Sheikh Jarrah in east Jerusalem rioting continued, although not as intensely as previously. Zaher Jabarin, who holds the prisoners' portfolio in Hamas, regarding the issue of prisoners and MIAs, claimed Israel was procrastinating to avoid concluding the prisoner exchange deal and trying to draw it out as much as possible. Hamas denied reports in the Philippine and Israeli media about the prevention of an attack on the Israeli legation and Israelis in the Philippines. Mahmoud Abbas held a series of political meeting this past week. On February 17, 2022, the PLO's Executive Committee met in Ramallah; the meeting was chaired by Mahmoud Abbas.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 9-15, 2022)

The killing of three al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades terrorist operatives in Nablus by Israeli security forces on February 8, 2022 continued at the forefront of Palestinian discourse and activity this past week. IDF forces destroyed the floor of the house of Palestinian terrorist Mahmoud Jaradat in the village of Silat al-Harithiya, near Jenin. In the wake of the current tensions there was a sharp increase in the number of rocks and Molotov cocktails thrown in Judea and Samaria. PA Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh paid an official visit to Libya. The PLO Central Council's three-day conference ended.
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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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