The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

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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Muhammad Shtayyeh intensifies his anti-Israeli rhetoric and malicious defamation

In recent months, and especially since the Palestinian terrorist attacks which began in March 2022, he has increasingly verbally attacked Israel and supported the families of Palestinian terrorists. One possible reason is that the PA does not want to be perceived as "moderate" when compared to Hamas' radical positions against Israel, which influence public opinion in Judea, Samaria and east Jerusalem.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 11-17, 2022)

This past week there was a stabbing attack south of Nablus and a Palestinian threw a concrete block at an Israeli vehicle north of Ramallah. The Israeli security forces continued intensive counterterrorism activities, detaining Palestinians suspected of terrorist activity and seizing weapons. During the activities a Border Police special forces fighter was killed. Two Palestinians were also killed in the riots, Shireen Abu Akleh, an al-Jazeera reporter, and Daoud Zubeidi, the brother of imprisoned Zakaria Zubeidi, was mortally wounded and later died. Their deaths caused Palestinians to riot against Israeli security forces. Palestinians in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip marked Nakba Day.
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Iranian-Sponsored World Jerusalem Day A display of anti-Israeli anti-United States propaganda and calls for their destruction

World Jerusalem Day is marked on the last Friday of Ramadan a decision made by the Ayatollah Khomeini, leader of the Iranian Islamic Revolution, in 1979. Its objective is to show the support of Iran and the Muslim world for the Palestinian cause and the "liberation" of Jerusalem. The day is marked in Arab-Muslim countries and in the West as well. The events are platforms to slander Israel, call for its destruction and act defiantly toward the United States. This year Jerusalem Day events were held on April 29 with rallies and demonstrations, after a two-year coronavirus hiatus.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 4-10, 2022)

Two terrorist attacks were carried out this past week: an attack in Elad where the terrorists used an axe and a knife (three civilians murdered and four wounded) and a stabbing attack at the Damascus Gate in east Jerusalem in which a Border Police fighter was wounded. An attempted terrorist attack in Tekoa was prevented. The Palestinians were enraged when Jews were allowed to enter the Temple Mount compound. A Hamas delegation visited Russia and met with the deputy foreign minister and the Grand Mufti of Russia. After the IDF began a military exercise on May 9, 2022, the terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip and Hezbollah raised their level of alert in preparation for a possible confrontation with Israel.
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