Weekly Updates

Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 19-25, 2022)

The downtrend in ISIS activity around the globe continued. Israel: Israel Police arrested five Jerusalem residents on suspicion of membership in ISIS. The Sinai Peninsula: A relatively calm week after two weeks of intensive fighting between the Egyptian security forces and ISIS in northern Sinai. Syria: A large-scale operation by the Syrian army, pro-Iranian militias, and the Russian Air Force against ISIS in the desert region. Iraq: ISIS carried out a small number of attacks this week. The attacks were concentrated in the provinces of Kirkuk and Al-Anbar.
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Spotlight on Iran (May 12, 2022 – May 26, 2022)

Senior Iranian officials implicitly accused Israel and the United States of assassinating the senior Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) office, Hassan Sayyad Khodae, and vowed revenge. The spokesperson of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) exposed a route used to smuggle parts of advanced weaponry from Iran to Hezbollah, overseen by Seyyed Reda Safi al-Din, the son of Seyyed Hisham Safi al-Din, the Chairman of Hezbollah’sity; the Damascus Chamber of Industry and the Joint Iranian-Syrian Chamber of Commerce signed a memorandum of understanding concerning the expansion of cooperation in the sectors of industry and finance; the deputy Spotlight on Iran May 12, 2022 – May 26, 2022 Author: Dr. Raz Zimmt 2 081-22 minister of Islamic Guidance used the International Book Fair in Tehran to promote cultural and literary cooperation with Syria; and a memorandum of understanding was signed between the communication authorities of Iraq and Iran.
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Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 18-24, 2022)

This past week Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activities in Judea and Samaria. the Palestinians are threatening to ignite and escalate violence in Jerusalem; the march was the motivating factor behind Operation Guardian of the Walls (May 2021). The Gaza Strip marked the first anniversary of Operation Guardian of the Walls. The Palestinian Authority (PA) continues its preoccupation with the death of al-Jazeera reporter
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (May 12-18, 2022)

The downtrend in ISIS activity around the world continued for the second week in a row, following the end of its campaign of vengeance which began on April 17 and ended on May 2, 2022. The Sinai Peninsula: One noteworthy attack was carried out on May 11, 2022, when ISIS operatives attacked an Egyptian army checkpoint at the entrance to Rafah. Africa: ISIS claimed responsibility for its first attack in central Nigeria. Eight Togolese soldiers were killed and 13 others were wounded in an attack by armed men on the Togo-Burkina Faso border, in what appears to be the country's first terrorist attack by radical Islamists.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 11-17, 2022)

This past week there was a stabbing attack south of Nablus and a Palestinian threw a concrete block at an Israeli vehicle north of Ramallah. The Israeli security forces continued intensive counterterrorism activities, detaining Palestinians suspected of terrorist activity and seizing weapons. During the activities a Border Police special forces fighter was killed. Two Palestinians were also killed in the riots, Shireen Abu Akleh, an al-Jazeera reporter, and Daoud Zubeidi, the brother of imprisoned Zakaria Zubeidi, was mortally wounded and later died. Their deaths caused Palestinians to riot against Israeli security forces. Palestinians in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip marked Nakba Day.
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Spotlight on Terrorism : Hezbollah, Lebanon and Syria (May 1 – 14, 2022)

Hezbollah's preparations for election day were the following: a particular effort was made to raise voter turnout. The first phase of the campaign concentrated on an appeal to the minds of the Lebanese, stressing Hezbollah's contribution to its supporters and to Lebanese in general in fields such as health, education and the economy. During the last two weeks of the campaign the focus was on the hearts of the Lebanese, creating a sense of impending danger and the need for closing ranks around the organization, encouraging voter turnout for the sake of the shaheeds, the wounded and the families of the shaheeds, and as an expression of personal loyalty to Hezbollah secretary general Hassan Nasrallah.
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