The Palestinian Authority (PA)

Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 31 – September 6, 2022)

This past week Palestinian terrorists carried out three attacks: In the Jordan Valley, Palestinians shot at an Israeli bus carrying IDF soldiers. Near Nabi Saleh, northwest of Ramallah, an IED was thrown at an IDF post. North of Hebron, a Palestinian carried out a stabbing attack.The Israeli security forces intensified their counterterrorism activities throughout Judea and Samaria. The IDF investigation into the death of al-Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh found that who fired the bullet could not be determined with any degree of certainty, but it is likely she was mistakenly hit by IDF fire.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 24-30, 2022)

Palestinians carried out two shooting attacks in Nablus and in Shavei Shomron, northwest of Nablus. A stabbing attack was prevented when a Palestinian armed with a knife was detained at the Reihan Crossing. The Israeli security forces continued and increased their counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria. There was also an increase in attempts to smuggle weapons into Judea and Samaria. The Gaza Strip remained relatively quiet.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 18-23, 2022)

This past week two shooting attacks targeted Israeli buses, no casualties were reported. A shooting attack was prevented at the Eliahu Crossing, south of Qalqilya. Israeli security forces continued carrying out counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria. Two Palestinians were killed in IDF activities and a Palestinian died after having been wounded two weeks previously. The Gaza Strip remained relatively quiet. The claim made by Mahmoud Abbas during his visit to Germany, that Israel allegedly carried out "fifty holocausts" of the Palestinian people, continues provoking reactions.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 9-17, 2022)

A shooting attack near the Western Wall in Jerusalem left nine people wounded, three of them critically. A young Palestinian tried to stab an Israeli security force fighter; he was shot and killed. Ibrahim al-Nablusi, who was wanted for carrying out a shooting attack, was killed in Nablus. Three other Palestinians were killed in IDF activities in Nablus and Hebron. The Gaza Strip was relatively quiet. Sources in the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and Hamas summed up Operation Breaking Dawn as a success.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 27 – August 2, 2022)

Shots were fired from a passing car at an IDF post at the entrance to Nablus. The soldiers returned fire, wounding him. This past week the Israeli security forces continued their counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria. On August 1, 2022, Bassem al-Sa'adi, a senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) figure was detained in Jenin. The Gaza Strip remains relatively quiet. However, Hamas sources threaten to "escalate" because of the organization's financial hardships.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 20-26, 2022)

This past week an Israeli civilian was wounded in a stabbing attack on a bus in Jerusalem. An IDF fighter was the target of an attempted stabbing attack at the Tapuah Junction in Samaria. A stabbing attack was prevented in the Old City of Jerusalem. The Gaza Strip remains relatively quiet. The Qatari Committee distributed funds for July 2022 to 100,000 needy Gazan families. Mahmoud Abbas returned from visiting Romania, France. On his way back, he met in Jordan with King Abdallah. There was a sharp rise in the number of active cases in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip; east Jerusalem remained stable.
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