Weekly Updates

Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 24-30, 2022)

Palestinians carried out two shooting attacks in Nablus and in Shavei Shomron, northwest of Nablus. A stabbing attack was prevented when a Palestinian armed with a knife was detained at the Reihan Crossing. The Israeli security forces continued and increased their counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria. There was also an increase in attempts to smuggle weapons into Judea and Samaria. The Gaza Strip remained relatively quiet.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (August 18-25, 2022)

This week, ISIS’s activity around the globe continued on a relatively low scale. The Egyptian army and the Sinai Tribal Union continued to fight against ISIS in the area of the village of Jalbanah. On August 23, 2022, after 13 days of fighting, they regained control of the village. Afghanistan: two attacks in Kandahar, and on a mosque in Kabul, apparently carried out by ISIS. In Somalia, Al-Shabaab operatives carried out an attack on a hotel in Mogadishu.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 18-23, 2022)

This past week two shooting attacks targeted Israeli buses, no casualties were reported. A shooting attack was prevented at the Eliahu Crossing, south of Qalqilya. Israeli security forces continued carrying out counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria. Two Palestinians were killed in IDF activities and a Palestinian died after having been wounded two weeks previously. The Gaza Strip remained relatively quiet. The claim made by Mahmoud Abbas during his visit to Germany, that Israel allegedly carried out "fifty holocausts" of the Palestinian people, continues provoking reactions.
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (August 11-17, 2022)

This week, the activity around the globe continued on a relatively low scale. Israeli security forces detained two residents on suspicion of activity for ISIS. The Egyptian army and the Sinai Tribal Union have been fighting for several days against ISIS near the Suez Canal. In Afghanistan The main attack was a suicide bombing against a senior Taliban cleric known for his opposition to ISIS.In In prison break-in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dozens of Muslim prisoners were liberated.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 9-17, 2022)

A shooting attack near the Western Wall in Jerusalem left nine people wounded, three of them critically. A young Palestinian tried to stab an Israeli security force fighter; he was shot and killed. Ibrahim al-Nablusi, who was wanted for carrying out a shooting attack, was killed in Nablus. Three other Palestinians were killed in IDF activities in Nablus and Hebron. The Gaza Strip was relatively quiet. Sources in the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and Hamas summed up Operation Breaking Dawn as a success.
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Spotlight on Iran (August 4, 2022 – August 18, 2022)

Iranian leadership condemned the latest Israeli operation in Gaza (“Breaking Dawn,”) and stressed the Islamic Republic’s continued support for the Palestinian “resistance” and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) organization. The senior Hamas leader, Khaled Mashal, claimed in an interview to al-Jazeera channel that Hamas’ departure from Syria following the civil war in country has not affected the relationship of the movement with Iran, and that this relationship was never broken. He clarified, however, that the relationship with Tehran does not affect Hamas’ decisions, which are taken independently.
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