Abstract This article examines the recent intrusion of Hamas on the international terrorist arena, following its barbaric attack on Israeli territory and Israeli citizens, and the ensuing war in Gaza. It addresses the question if the Hamas’s leaders decision to go global follows the pattern
Abstract This report delves into the alarming rise of incitement on social media platforms, particularly Telegram, amidst the ongoing conflict in Gaza. The focus is on the West Bank, where extremists, some affiliated with Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), utilize these channels for
Abstract This report delves into the unprecedented scale and brutality of the October 7, 2023, attacks by Hamas in Israel, marking a new phase in violent Islamic extremism. The assault, characterized by mass killings, hostage-taking, and extreme violence, represents the worst pogrom against Jews since
First published in Maariv Online. What will happen in the Gaza Strip the day after? It is clear to everyone what will not be there – no Hamas, no terrorist military capabilities, no education toward the destruction of Israel. The first challenge Israel faces is
This article provides a thorough examination of the “Change Stream” within the Muslim Brotherhood. It delves into the group’s response to Hamas’ activities and its call for armed revolution against Egypt’s regime, drawing parallels with extremist ideologies like those of Sayyid Qutb, Al-Qaeda, and ISIS.
First published as an op-ed in the Israeli daily Maariv. To understand the threat of the Houthis to Israel since the outbreak of the war against Hamas in Gaza and its regional consequences, it is necessary to understand the unique nature of the organization and
Recent developments in the conflict between Hamas terrorist organization and Israel have seen Hamas call for a ‘rage day’ on Friday the 13th, urging supporters to take action against Israel from the West Bank, within Israel, and bordering states. Their call included encouragement for acts
On October 20, 2023, the ISIS organization published through the weekly “Alanba”, No. 413, an operation to support Muslims in Palestine. The document talks about three main ways in which believers around the world can join the campaign against Israel and in favor of the
The Hamas terror organization launched an unprecedented attack on Israel on October 7th, 2023, under the name “Al-Aqsa Flood”. Hamas fired a rocket barrage of at least 3,000 rockets into Israel and Hamas terrorists crossed the border with Israel. Around 1,200 Israelis were killed and
Defense Minister Yoav Gallant warned on April 20, 2023, that Israel would likely no longer see limited conflicts on single fronts, but rather would have to face a multi-front escalation in the near future. Defense Minister Galant’s warning proved to be correct and Israel is
The Houthi rebels in Yemen, with Iran’s support, have intensified hostilities by targeting Israel with missiles and drones, signaling their alignment with Hamas, Hezbollah, and other Palestinian resistance groups. Since October 19, 2023, they have attacked Israel multiple times, with interceptions by the USS Carney,
This analysis focuses on the increased threats and calls for violence against Jewish and Israeli targets globally, particularly in the context of the campaign in Gaza and subsequent actions by Hamas and other jihadist groups. Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda have both issued calls for
On October 7, 2023, Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist organization that aims to destroy Israel, launched a violent attack against Israel. This attack directed its members to target Israeli civilians, including women and children, resulting in devastating consequences: the death of 1,400 people, the kidnapping of
The war in Gaza poses difficult challenges to the Hashemite Kingdom, and this happens after a year in which Jordan faced internal crises and external threats (an intra-family crisis and severe economic and social pressures). King Abdullah II knows that his policy regarding the war
The war in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas presents Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi with difficult dilemmas regarding the positions that Egypt should take in relation to this war and its consequences for Egypt and the entire region. The peace agreement signed in
The strategic surprise attack on Israel from Gaza, on 07 October 2023, needs a thorough analysis to understand all its intelligence and operational failures aspects and their impact on Israel, on the regional arena, and beyond. This paper will evaluate the strategic goals of Hamas
On 07 OCTOBER 2023, Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group based in the Gaza Strip, began a devastating and coordinated attack that shook Israel. Beginning at approximately 0630 (UTC+03), Hamas launched a massive rocket barrage targeting civilian areas while simultaneously Hamas terrorist operatives initiated infiltration operations,
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
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s coughing speech on May 25, 2021, and especially the long absence that preceded it, raised quite a few question marks as to his health condition. Hezbollah claims that this is an insignificant allergy or medical defect and there is no basis
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.
What can and should be done in order to mitigate the situation and halt the deterioration? First published in the Jerusalem Post
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Kite terrorism and incendiary balloons are an issue that has preoccupied Israeli citizens and decision-makers for several months now.
Hamas (“Islamic Resistance Movement”) is a radical Islamist terror organization that strives to establish a shari’a-based society from the Nile to the Euphrates. The rise of Hamas has been noticeable for several years but the substantial change occurred with the local elections of December 2005,
The case of the shelling of Sderot remains, for the time being, a classic case of asymmetric warfare: asymmetry in the ability to use certain response tactics, asymmetry in the fight of a lawful against a lawless people, and asymmetry in the value systems of
The violent nature of the flotilla and the events on board of the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara should not have been a surprise if anyone would have “connected the dots” before the takeover of the ship by the Israeli Naval Commandos. The Gaza flotilla initiative was
The symbiotic relationship between Hamas and salafi/ jihadi factions in Gaza will continue and probably expand on the background of their common interests to act against Israel. First published by The Jerusalem Pos on January 29, 2014.
Hamas-ruled Gaza emerged on Israel’s southern border as an extremist state, allied with Iran, Syria and Hizballah, with a good chance of taking over the West Bank and affecting the stability of Jordan, Egypt and possibly also the Islamic Movement in Israel. It is imperative