The Palestinian Authority (PA)

Mounting evidence indicates that during Operation Cast Lead (and in ordinary times) members of Hamas’s internal security forces served as commanders and operatives in Hamas’s military wing (Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades).

As part of the anti-Israeli propaganda campaign which followed Operation Cast Lead, Hamas and human rights organizations often include the number of policemen and other internal security servicemen killed during the operation in the civilian death toll (as opposed to the combatant death toll). Their claim is that the internal security forces are civilian by
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict March 17-24, 2009

This week events focused on an attempted mass-casualty attack at the Lev Hamifratz shopping mall near Haifa, where a car bomb was left in a parking lot. At a government meeting held on March 17, the prime minister announced the failure of the latest round of Egyptian-mediated talks for the release of abducted Israeli soldier
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Anti-Semitism on Arab media

The popular Qatari TV channel Al-Jazeera is still used as a venue for blatant anti-Semitism. The reputable cleric Sheikh Yussuf al-Qardawi presents the conflict with Israel as a campaign between Islam and the Jews and says that Jews should be killed, citing a well-known Islamic tradition
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Terrorism and Internet:

Al-Qaeda and the global jihad continue to recruit Palestinian operatives on the Internet. An Israeli military court sentenced Amjad Qadri from Nablus to 14 months in prison. He was charged with being a moderator on Al-Hisbah, a closed online forum of the global jihad
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The use of mosques for military purposes by Palestinian terrorist organizations: a historical perspective

The following is an article submitted to the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center by a researcher from Israel’s Bar-Ilan University, titled “Clinging to the Altar” (March 14, 2009). The article looks at military uses made by Palestinian terrorists of Temple Mount mosques throughout the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It was written by Dotan Goren, a PhD student
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict March 9-17, 2009

This past week’s events focused on the intensive contacts in Cairo through Egyptian mediation between the Israeli negotiating team and the Hamas delegation over the deal to release abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. During the week there was a decrease in rocket and mortar shell fire from the Gaza Strip, a trend noticeable since the
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