The Palestinian Authority (PA)

At a conference held in Al-Bireh, the Palestinian leadership emphasized that Israel has no historical and religious connection to the Temple Mount and Jerusalem

The Supreme Committee for Jerusalem Affairs, under the auspices of the Palestinian Authority (PA), organized a conference entitled “Property Documentation and the Historical Status of the Holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.” The PA continues to attempt to establish its status in Jerusalem and reinforce the city’s Palestinian and Islamic identity. This is in light of Hamas’s recent intensive efforts to position itself as a defender of Al-Aqsa and Jerusalem, and possibly also in advance of the possibility of debating the issue in a future political process. To this end, it does not stop at denying and refuting the Jewish connection to the city and the holy sites, ostensibly relying on authentic documents that prove its claims.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 8-14, 2022)

This past week the Israeli security forces continued operating in Judea and Samaria to detain Palestinians suspected of involvement in terrorist activities. During an Israeli security force activity in Halhul, a Palestinian who attacked the soldiers was killed. On June 11, 2022, a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) operative from Ya'bad died. A conference was held in al-Bireh regarding the historical status quo of al-Aqsa mosque and other Islamic sites in Jerusalem. The commission appointed by the UN Human Rights Council after Operation Guardian of the Walls issued its first report. Most of the claims were unilaterally directed against Israel. . The Palestinian Authority (PA) foreign ministry and Hamas welcomed the findings.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 1 – 7, 2022)

A Palestinian woman attempted to stab IDF soldiers near the al-Aroub refugee camp, north of Hebron. Operating in several locations in Judea and Samaria, the Israeli security forces continued detaining Palestinians suspected of terrorist activity and seizing weapons. . Three Palestinians were killed. Following the Flag March and the events in Jerusalem, the Palestinian media reported the Palestinian Authority (PA) was considering revoking its recognition of Israel and cutting all ties
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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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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 18-24, 2022)

This past week Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria. the Palestinians are threatening to ignite and escalate violence in Jerusalem; the march was the motivating factor behind Operation Guardian of the Walls (May 2021). The Gaza Strip marked the first anniversary of Operation Guardian of the Walls. The Palestinian Authority (PA) continues its preoccupation with the death of al-Jazeera reporter
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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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