During Operation Guardian of the Walls (May 2021) the Arab sector in Israel launched a wave of violence that was extremely wide and severe, especially in the mixed cities. It seems that its circumstances and characteristics require an updated assessment and regrouping. Even though it
One of the major areas terrorist organizations operate to influence their enemy’s public opinion ispropaganda. This war is being waged via traditional media and social media. The last two rounds ofhostilities in Gaza Operation Protective Edge (2014) and Guardian of the Walls (2021) manifested theimportance
Cyberspace has become one of the main arenas for state warfare. It is also largely used by non-state actors or state sponsored actors, including criminal networks and terrorist organisations. In recent years, their operations in cyberspace have become a real challenge for global security. Throughout
The Jewish people is only second to the Chinese in the length of its history. Beyond this difference, there are a few others to note in the context of this paper. The important ones are the territorial and religious dimensions.
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Hamas rulers marshaled hundreds of thousands of supporters to a huge anniversary rally held in Gaza in 14 December 2008, marking 21 years of its founding. The Islamic extremist group bragged about its violent exploits, promised more money to Gaza’s impoverished people, and announced it
Presented at the Second bilateral ICT-Italian conference titled “The Threat of Terrorism to the Stability in the Middle East” in December 2008, this paper provides a comprehensive strategic analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process more than one year after the Annapolis conference and in the
From the outbreak of the Aqsa intifada, Israeli security forces faced a new threat from Palestinian terrorist organizations, which started to use women to carry out suicide attacks on their behalf.
Time will tell if this is a new strategic blunder of the United States, similar to the one which compelled Israel and the Palestinian leaders to accept Hamas’ participation at the 2006 elections.
Over the past few months Hamas has been expanding its activity and influence in the Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. One vehicle for this expansion is a London-based center called “The Palestinian Return Center” (PRC). In November 1998 the center opened an Internet site, which
On June 1st, 2001 a Palestinian suicide bomber detonated an explosives belt amid a crowd of youngsters outside a Tel-Aviv beachfront nightclub, killing 20 and injuring more than 120, in the most murderous terrorist attack since the beginning of the Intifadah.
Hamas has succeeded, through its popular influence and close relations with leading elements in the Palestinian Authority (PA), in making some important moves toward the “Islamization” of the PA/Fatah on one hand and a large part of the Palestinian public on the other. The longstanding
An article appeared in the 13 August edition of the Lebanon-based Palestinian weekly, Al-Manar, stating that there is “serious thinking” among the Palestinians about obtaining biological weapons, according to a special dispatch by The Middle East Media Research Institute.
During the Aqsa intifada, Iraq’s direct and deep involvement in strengthening the terrorist infrastructures in Judea and Samaria in order to improve their capabilities in carrying out fatal terrorist attacks against Israeli targets, was exposed.
The Islamic Jihad’s ideology blended Palestinian nationalist ideas with themes drawn from three other sources: the ideology of the Muslim Brethren; activity of the militant Islamist groups in Egypt; and the teachings of Ayatollah Khomeini, the Shi`i leader of the Islamic revolution in Iran. Reprinted
On February 20, 2003, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the indictment of eight leading members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). The indictment provides a wealth of detail about the close connection between PIJ and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Reprinted with permission from Policywatch
The participation of women in Palestinian terrorism is increasing. Israeli security forces are aware of as many as twenty cases in which women were involved in terrorist activity against Israeli targets; some as facilitators, while others operated at the most radical level, carrying out suicide
In her celebrated book “The March of Folly”, the noted American historian Barbara Tuchman provided a fascinating account of historical cases that were a paragon of political foolhardiness and reckless policy. Tuchman defined “Folly” as a policy consisting of a triad of factors: 1. It