Weekly Updates

Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 1-8, 2022)

This past week Palestinian terrorists carried a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem and a vehicular ramming attack at the Maccabim Crossing. The Israeli security forces prevented a stabbing attack at the Te'enim Crossing. The Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria. Four Palestinians were killed, one of them a senior PIJ operative. Another senior Lion's Den operative surrendered to the Palestinian security forces. Four rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel. One rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome aerial defense system and three fell inside the Gaza Strip.
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Spotlight on Terrorism : Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria (October 26 – November 7, 2022)

The Israeli Knesset election results caused concern in Lebanon regarding Israel's abiding by the terms of the maritime border agreement, which could lead to a military confrontation. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is working to create a large parliamentary bloc to elect a Lebanese president sympathetic to the Shi'ites. With Iranian support, Hezbollah has become a significant Internet and cyber power, part of Iran's battle for hearts and minds.
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Spotlight on Iran (October 20, 2022 – November 3, 2022)

Syrian outlets reported on three separate waves of airstrikes, attributed to Israel, against targets of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), pro-Iranian militias and the Syrian regime. Iran welcomed the end of the political deadlock in Iraq and the formation of a new government headed by Mohammad Shaya’a al-Sudani. The deputy Iranian minister of foreign affairs visited northern Iraq and discussed with senior Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) official bolstering of trade ties between Iran and the Kurdistan region.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (October 27 – November 2, 2022)

The most prominent of this week’s incidents were two terrorist attacks: one carried out by ISIS in the Shiite Shah Cheragh shrine in Shiraz, Iran,; another attack carried out by the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab Organization in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. In Nigeria A large force of ISIS operatives attempted to break into a Nigerian army base to liberate ISIS prisoners held there. In Afghanistan ISIS carried out a shooting attack against a Taliban minibus in the city of Herat, east of the Afghanistan-Iran border. At least five Taliban members were killed and 15 others were wounded.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 26-31, 2022)

This past week Palestinians carried out five terrorist attacks: a double vehicular ramming attack in the Jordan Valley, in which five; a shooting attack near Kiryat Arba, in which one civilian was killed; a shooting attack near Bani Na'im,; a shooting attack in Hawwara (near Nablus; and a stabbing attack near al-Funduq (east of Qalqilya. The Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria. Four operatives of the Lion's Den terrorist network, including a commander, surrendered to the Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces. The Gaza Strip was relatively quiet.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (October 20-26, 2022)

ISIS’s relatively moderate activity around the world continues. On the other hand, the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab Organization in Somalia continues its intensive activity against the Somali government. The Iraqi forces’ counterterrorism activity against ISIS continues, alongside sporadic attacks carried out by ISIS in the country. Nigeria: It has been reported that ISIS’s West Africa Province and Boko Haram set up camps in Zamfara State, in northwestern Nigeria. This may indicate the expansion of those organizations to other states in Nigeria.
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