Israel carried out a raid in Jenin in the northern West Bank, eliminating a Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander. In Gaza two hostages holding Russian citizenship were released and another ten Israeli hostages were expected to be released as the pause in fighting continues.
Hamas targeted Israel with rockets, including long-range attacks on cities more than 100 miles from Gaza, as the war between Israel and Hamas continues. The Israel Defense Forces also highlights Iran’s support of Hamas and its involvement in providing training and support for the terrorist group.
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps gave the go-ahead more than a week ago for the attack, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Israeli authorities arrested Jordanian MP Imad al-Adwan on suspicion of smuggling weapons and gold into the West Bank.
To unpack and assess the latest terror threats faced by Israel, Bill had to call in the experts: Dr. Jonathan Schanzer and Joe Truzman.
If you’d like to dig deeper on the topics discussed in this episode, we recommend you check out Joe’s project on mapping terrorism in the West Bank and Jon’s book “Gaza Conflict 2021: Hamas, Israel and Eleven Days of War” which according to LTG (Ret.) H.R. McMaster: “If you want to understand the hell in a very small place that is Gaza, read this book.”
Hamas and other aligned Palestinian militant organizations have taken advantage of social media to spread propaganda to supporters.
After a brief lull in violence during the month of November, West Bank militant groups have increasingly carried out attacks against IDF troops and Israeli settlements in recent weeks.
In recent days, Israeli operations have targeted key members of the nascent Nablus-based Lions’ Den organization.
Attacks launched by the Palestinian Authority’s Security Services against IDF troops has increased since the uptick in violence in the West Bank began last year.
Bill is joined again by Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice president for research at FDD, and by Joe Truzman, research analyst at FDD’s Long War Journal, to discuss the latest round of violence that emanated from the Gaza Strip this weekend and eventually resulted in an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire. They also unpack details about the terrorist group behind the escalation, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) — including where they get their weapons, training, and funding (spoiler alert: it’s Iran).
Palestinian militants continued to fire rockets towards Israel as operation “Breaking Dawn” entered its second day.
In a targeted operation Friday afternoon, the IDF eliminated Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s northern commander, Taysir al-Jabari.
A Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader in the West Bank behind the surge in militant activity was arrested in an Israeli security forces’ operation Monday night in Jenin.
After a short lull, militants clashed with IDF troops operating in Nablus Sunday morning resulting in the deaths of two al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades members.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad announced the formation of a new unit in Tubas after clashes against IDF troops on Sunday.
Renewed clashes in the West Bank Friday morning resulted in the deaths of militants belonging to al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
A rising trend in Palestinian militant activity in the West Bank has been ongoing since last year. Nascent organizations have been established as a method to counter IDF troops operating in the West Bank.
One day before Quds Day, Palestinian Islamic Jihad unveiled a new drone called “Jenin.”
Amid clashes at Al-Aqsa Mosque and curbing the recent wave of high-profile terrorist attacks, Israel responded with airstrikes in Gaza after two nights of rockets attacks by Palestinian militant groups.
West Bank militant groups have reorganized and established the Hizam al-Nar Joint Operations Room to disrupt IDF military activity.
Suicide bombers from al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades make an appearance at a ceremony in the West Bank Friday night.
The May conflict in Gaza and the recent escape of militants from an Israeli prison have spurred militant groups to become more active in the West Bank.
Hamas held a press conference in English explaining why they train children and teenagers at their military summer camps.
The IDF in conjunction with Israel’s internal security service, Shin Bet, have launched a targeted killing campaign in the current conflict with Palestinian factions in Gaza.
Palestinian factions operating under the Joint Operations Room announces they will be holding a joint military maneuver for the first time Tuesday.
Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other Palestinian militant groups published statements denouncing the normalization of ties between Morocco and Israel.
A year after the killing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader Baha Abu al-Ata, Israel continues to come under attack from Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad attempts to move forward after the passing of its longest serving Secretary-General, Ramadan Shalah.
Palestinian militant factions have issued statements against the annexation of the West Bank and warn of violence if Israel proceeds with its plan.
Iranian-affiliated organizations and an Iraqi Shia paramilitary group using charitable contributions to garner influence in the Gaza Strip.