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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 21 – May 4, 2016)

In Syria, the fighting in the city of Aleppo and its northern rural area has escalated over the past two weeks. In Iraq, ISIS increased its terrorist attacks in Baghdad, using suicide bombers. According to reports from Libya, after lengthy battles ISIS has been ousted from the area dominating the city of Derna.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 14-20, 2016)*

The ceasefire in Syria entered its eighth week, with the familiar characteristics. The US secretary of state and the Russian foreign minister have reiterated their support for the agreement and stressed the need to maintain it. In Syria, clashes continued between the Syrian Army and its allies on the one hand, and organizations not included
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (April 7-13, 2016)

The ceasefire entered into its seventh week, with the familiar characteristics. At the same time, fighting continues in the various battle zones throughout Syria that are not included in the ceasefire agreement. The local clashes are concentrated in the area of Aleppo. The Iraqi regime continues its efforts to establish itself in the Sunni Al-Anbar
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 31 – April 6, 2016)

ISIS’s series of failures in Syria and Iraq continues: the Syrian Army took over the city of Al-Qaryatayn, southeast of Homs. The takeover of the city (following the takeover of Palmyra) enabled the Syrian Army to open the Homs-Damascus highway and create territorial contiguity in its control area east of Homs. ISIS, which has failed
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Inculcating Hatred and Violence for Israel in the Palestinian Educational System: The Rudolf Walther School in Deir al-Balah, as a Case Study*

At the end of March 2016 the Hamas-affiliated Shihab News Agency issued a video showing a Palestinian teacher indoctrinating school children with hatred for Israel and support for an armed struggle against it. The teacher used the letters of the Arabic alphabet as a didactic tool to teach them “the fundamental Palestinian national principles” even
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (March 24-30, 2016)

On March 27, 2016, the city of Palmyra, located in the heart of the Syrian desert, was taken over by the Syrian Army and the forces supporting it. The takeover of Palmyra is a military, political and image-related achievement of the Syrian Army and Russia. The Belgian government has carried out this week a series
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