Weekly Updates

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 4-10 , 2021)

Judea and Samaria: On August 9, 2021, IDF forces prevented a stabbing attack south of Nablus. The Gaza Strip: On August 6, 2021, four fires broke out in the western Negev near the Gaza Strip, caused by incendiary balloons. In response the IDF attacked Hamas terrorist targets in Gaza. The Palestinian Authority (PA): The PA's economic crisis worsens as the government is forced to borrow funds from banks to pay the salaries of its employees. However, the PA remains scrupulous in paying the families of prisoners and shaheeds by circumventing local banks, which refuse to transfer the funds.

Spotlight on Iran (July 22, 2021 – August 5, 2021)

An Iranian commander in the Afghan militia, the Fatemiyoun Brigade, which operates under the direction of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), died in Syria. The Speaker of the Majlis, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, arrived for an official three-day visit in Syria. A pro-Hezbollah Lebanese newspaper reported that the Secretary General of the organization, Hassan Nasrallah, stated in a meeting with members of the group that Hezbollah intends to soon import fuel and medicine from Iran to Lebanon.

Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 29 – August 4, 2021)

Syria: There was a decrease in ISIS’s activity this week. Iraq: This week, there was a decrease in ISIS’S activity in Iraq as well. Sinai: A major event this week was an attack on an army base near Al-Joura in the Sheikh Zuweid region in the northern Sinai Peninsula. Africa: This week, there was a decrease in the volume of ISIS’s activity in Africa. Afghanistan: Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu expressed concern over the pullback of the US forces from the region. Propaganda: The feature article in ISIS’s Al-Naba' weekly is dedicated this week to events in Tunisia.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 28-August 3, 2021)

Judea and Samaria: This past week Palestinians clashed with the Israeli security forces at a number of locations in Judea and Samaria. Israel announced a series of measures to ease daily life for the Palestinians in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip. The Gaza Strip: Attempts continue to conclude an arrangement with Israel and to rebuild the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Authority (PA): The PA is facing a financial crisis, to the point where it cannot promise to be able to pay its employees' salaries in the coming months. Sheikh Jarrah: The Palestinian families living in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem rejected a compromise offered by Israel's Supreme Court. Deliberations will continue next week.

Spotlight on Global Jihad (July 22-28, 2021)

Jordan: According to the Jordanian newspaper Al-Ra’i, in February 2021, the Jordanian General Intelligence Directorate (GID) thwarted plans by an ISIS squad numbering four operatives to carry out a shooting attack against Israeli soldiers on the Jordanian-Israeli border. This week was marked by a decrease in the volume of ISIS’s activity in the various provinces around the globe, despite the fact that it usually increases its activity during the Muslim holidays. Syria: In the Idlib region, the Syrian army and the forces supporting it continued to fire artillery at the rebel enclave, with Russian air support. Iraq: In general, there was a decline in the volume of ISIS’s activity this week.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict July 21 – 27, 2021)

Judea and Samaria: This past week Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces in the Bayta and Nabi Saleh regions. One Palestinian was killed and several were wounded. The Gaza Strip: On July 25, 2021, the Gazan incendiary balloon-launching units renewed their activities, causing three fires in the Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip. UN international commission of inquiry: On July 22, 2021, the UN Human Rights Council announced the formation of the international commission of inquiry, established "to investigate violations of international humanitarian law and all alleged violations and abuses of international human rights law leading up to and since 13 April 2021, and all underlying root causes of recurrent tensions.

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