Weekly Updates

Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 8-14, 2022)

This week, there was a moderate increase in ISIS activity around the world. The most prominent incident was an attack on a hotel in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, where Chinese citizens were staying. About 20 people were wounded. In Syria ISIS increased its scope of activity against the Kurdish SDF forces. In Sinai The Egyptian army increased security measures along the Suez Canal for fear of ISIS attacks .
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 7-13, 2022)

This past week a Palestinian carried out a shooting attack near Ofra (northeast of Ramallah). Palestinians continued throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles driving on the roads in Judea and Samaria. The Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activities, detaining dozens of wanted terrorists and confiscating weapons. Five Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli security forces. The Lion's Den terrorist network held a display of armed force in Nablus.The Gaza Strip remained relatively calm. On December 11, 2022, the first national conference against apartheid was held in al-Bireh, organized by the PLO in collaboration with various NGOs, the Palestinian human rights organization, the BDS movement and the PA's ministry of justice.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 1-7, 2022)

ISIS operatives around the world published their pledges of allegiance to the organization’s new leader. As in recent weeks, ISIS’s relatively moderate activity continued around the world. The hotspots of activity were Afghanistan, Syria, Nigeria and Mozambique. Fighting continued between the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab and the Somali army.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 30 – December 6, 2022)

This past week Palestinians carried out two terrorist attacks An Israeli bus was attacked with gunfire and there was a stabbing attack in which two Border Police fighters were wounded. The Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria, detaining dozens of wanted terrorists and confiscating weapons. Five Palestinians were killed in exchanges of fire with Israeli security forces. A rocket was fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip, falling in an open area in the western Negev. No casualties or damage were reported. Senior Palestinian Authority (PA) figures continued their campaign to delegitimize the Israeli government currently being formed. The PA foreign minister, presented a document to the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court describing "Israel's crimes against Palestinian children
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Spotlight on Iran (November 17, 2022 – December 1, 2022)

A senior officer in the Aerospace force of the IRGC was assassinated in Syria. The IRGC statement alleged that he was assassinated by Israel and vowed to avenge his death. A Syrian pro-opposition outlet reported that an Iranian surface to air missile system was recently deployed in the area of Damascus following recent airstrikes against targets of the pro-Iranian militias in Syria. The strikes have been widely attributed to Israel. In late November, the Iraqi Prime Minister arrived for a visit in Iran.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (November 24-30, 2022)

As in recent weeks, this week as well, ISIS’s activity throughout the world remained moderate. Prominent attacks took place in the Sinai Peninsula, Afghanistan, and Nigeria. The Somali government recorded achievements in fighting against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab Organization. ISIS issued hostile messages against the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, calling on its operatives to drive away the polytheists, Jews, and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula An element affiliated with ISIS disseminated a video on social media calling for attacks on Christmas against the “enemies of Muslims” throughout the world.
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