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Foreign Fighters in Syria

This past year saw a marked increase in the involvement of foreigners in the fighting against the Syrian regime. Most join Al-Qaeda- and global jihad-affiliated organizations, gain military experience, and undergo radicalization and jihadization. They are liable to import continue terrorist and subversive activities to their countries of origin when they return (the “Afghanistan model”).
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Violence and Illegal Activity on the Ground as Part of the Bil’in Eighth International Conference for Popular Resistance *

The Bil’in Eighth International Conference for Popular Resistance was held between October 2 and 4, 2013. The objective of the conference was to discuss strengthening and expanding the popular resistance.
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This year events were again held for Iranian-sponsored Jerusalem Day.

This year events were again held for Iranian-sponsored Jerusalem Day. Not well attended, they received scant media coverage. As in previous years, the events were exploited for propaganda and incitement against Israel, the United States and the West, with vague and explicit calls for the destruction of Israel.
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The EU Designates Hezbollah’s Military Wing as a Terrorist Organization

On July 22, 2013, the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU unanimously agreed to add Hezbollah’s military wing to its list of terrorist organizations.
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The findings of a report released by the U.S. Department of State indicate that in 2012 there was a marked resurgence of Iran’s terrorist activity across the globe, both directly and through its proxies

In late May 2013, the U.S. Department of State released its Country Reports on Terrorism 2012. The findings of the report indicate that the year 2012 saw a “marked resurgence” of terrorist attacks perpetrated by Iran or its proxies.
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Terrorism and human rights: Shawan Jabarin, human rights organization director and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist activist, recently visited France to participate in the anti-Israeli campaign.

Shawan Jabarin, human rights organization director and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist activist, recently visited France to participate in the anti-Israeli campaign. His visit was another example of the integration of PFLP operatives in the campaign to delegitimize Israel.
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