Weekly Updates

Spotlight on Iran (June 23, 2022 – July 7, 2022)

The Iranian minister of foreign affairs arrived for a visit in Syria and met with senior regime officials, chief among them President Assad. Another Iranian oil tanker arrived at Syria’s shores. The Iraqi prime minister arrived for a visit in Tehran as part of his effort to resume the Iranian-Saudi rapprochement talks.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 30 – July 6, 2022)

This week, ISIS’s activity focused on Syria, Sinai, Afghanistan and Africa. The Sinai Peninsula: The Egyptian army and the Sinai Tribal Union continued to attack ISIS’s infrastructure in western Rafah and the Bir al-Abd region.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 29 – July 5, 2022)

On June 28, 2022, a Palestinian attempted a stabbing attack at one of the gates to the Old City of Jerusalem. The Israeli security forces continued their counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria; two Palestinians were killed. The Gaza Strip was relatively quiet. In the northern arena, Israel intercepted three Hezbollah UAVs at a distance of several dozen miles from the Karish oil rig. The coronavirus: the ministry of health in Ramallah reported that the number of active cases in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip continues rising. The Ramallah district has the greatest number of active cases.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (June 23-29 , 2022)

This week, the scope of ISIS’s activity around the globe was relatively limited. Most of the activity took place in Syria, the Sinai Peninsula and Africa. The Egyptian army and the Sinai Tribal Union continued to operate in the region west of Rafah. Syria: The US army announced that it had killed a senior member of Hurras al-Din (the Guardians of Religion Organization), an Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 22-28, 2022)

This past week the Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activity in Judea and Samaria.  The Gaza Strip was relatively quiet. . A Hamas delegation led by Isma'il Haniyeh visited Lebanon and met with Lebanese government officials, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah and representatives of the Palestinian organizations. The Palestinian Authority (PA) is preparing for the visit of American President Joe Biden. Another wave of the coronavirus has begun, with a rise in the number of cases in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.
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Spotlight on Terrorism : Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria (June 12-25, 2022)

Hezbollah announced events would be held for the 40th anniversary of its founding, ending with a large rally in August 2022. Senior Hezbollah figures claimed exploring for natural gas in the Mediterranean was an opportunity to rescue Lebanon's economy and called for a united position that would not allow Israel to exploit Lebanon's natural resources.
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