The Palestinian Islamic Jihad

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 30 – June 5, 2018)

This past week events focused on two rounds of rocket fire attacking Israel, during which more than 150 rockets and mortar shells were fired, a quantity unprecedented since Operation Protective Edge. At the same time, the violent "popular" activities continue, including damage to the security fence, attempts to penetrate Israeli territory and destroy equipment.
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The Escalation in the Gaza Strip: What Next? (updated to June 4, 2018)

The two-month escalation in the Gaza Strip continues, the first of its kind since Operation Protective Edge. The escalation has been the result of Hamas' changing its policy and rules of engagement with Israel, in force since the end of Operation Protective Edge. Hamas initiated violent, organized "popular activity," including massive attempts to penetrate into Israeli territory, attacks against IDF forces along the border fence and flying incendiary kites into the western Negev.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 23 – 29, 2018)

In the Gaza Strip there is escalation, the first of its kind since Operation Protective Edge (2014). On the morning of May 29, 2018, a new stage began (alongside the existing pattern of attacks), when at least 27 mortar shells were fired at a number of targets in the western Negev. In the meantime, propaganda-related activities organized by Hamas in the battle for hearts and minds continue.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 25 – May 1, 2018)

The riots that took place on Friday, April 27, 2018, as part of the “Great Return March” were the most violent since the beginning of the events. During the riots, there were violent provocations. These events were organized and conducted by Hamas, which controls the events.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 11 – 16, 2018, 2018)

Events of the third Friday of the "great return march" were less intense and there were fewer casualties than on the two previous Fridays. Judea and Samaria were relatively quiet. The commission for detainees and ex-detainees affairs held a press conference to launch Palestinian Prisoners' Day, 2018 (held every year on March 17). The Arab League held a summit meeting in Saudi Arabia. Mahmoud Abbas gave a speech in which he claimed that east Jerusalem "has been and will eternally remain the capital of the state of Palestine
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 7 – 13, 2018)

This past week there were three shooting attacks at IDF posts in Samaria and the Benjamin region. In Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip demonstrations and riots continued. On March 13, 2018, an IED was exploded to attack a convoy in the Gaza Strip. In the convoy were Rami Hamdallah, the prime minister of the Palestinian national consensus government, and Majed Faraj, head of Palestinian General Intelligence.
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