Feb 23 '16 / EIPA Updates

Israeli authorities recently foiled an attempt to smuggle commercial multicopter drones into the Gaza Strip. The drones were earmarked for use by “terrorist elements in Gaza” to gather intelligence on IDF movements, the Authority said. Crossings Authority inspectors, working together with the Shin Bet intelligence agency, stopped an Israeli truck carrying toys at the Kerem Shalom Crossing, where drones of various types and sizes carrying high quality …

Feb 2 '16 / EIPA Updates

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed “alarm” at Hamas’s pledge to keep building terror tunnels from Gaza into Israel and to advance the development of rockets to fire at the Jewish state. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, the UN chief said remarks and actions like those undertaken by Hamas do “serious disservice” to Gaza’s population, and endanger efforts to rebuild the coastal …

Jan 11 '16 / EIPA Updates

Six members of a Hamas cell in Jerusalem and Hebron planning to kidnap and murder an Israeli civilian in order to exchange the body for Palestinian prisoners have been arrested, the IDF, Shin Bet and Israel Police announced. “This case reconfirms that Hamas still aspires to carry out serious terror attacks, even now, in order to further egg on the recent wave of terror into a …

Nov 20 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged that ‘’there is no immunity for terrorists” after five people were killed Thursday in two separate atacks by Palestinian men, making it the most deadly day since the current wave of violence began at the start of October. The first incident took place at a busy office block in south Tel Aviv, where the assailant attempted to stab worshippers who …

Nov 16 '15 / EIPA Updates

“It is time for states to condemn terrorism against us like they condemn terrorism anywhere else in the world,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as he drew parallels between the massive attacks by Isis-linked terrorists that rocked Paris Friday and attacks against Israelis. The world that had rallied to condemn bloodshed in France must do so for Israel as well, he said at a weekly …

Nov 4 '15 / EIPA Updates

“The move is discriminatory and does not in any way help the diplomatic process,”  By Yossi Lempkowicz At a time when Israel braces with a wave of daily Palestinian terror attacks against its population and as the Palestinian leadership refuses to hold direct talks with Israel, the European Union is set to publish next week new guidelines on the labeling of Israeli products produced over the pre-1967 …

Oct 21 '15 / EIPA Updates

In an interview with German daily BILD Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Silvan Shalom said the EU should stop payments to the Palestinians because of the current brutal wave of terror against Israelis. “The reason for this terror wave is the incitement and indoctrination of many Palestinians,” Shalom said. “The Palestinians get a lot of money from the EU. That should be stopped as long …

Oct 14 '15 / EIPA Updates

Below is a review of the major terror attacks. The list does not include attacks thwarted by the security forces or the many instances of rock throwing and Molotov cocktails that did not result in very severe injuries.   13 Sept. Jerusalem: rock attack at a car, on Erev Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), resulted in death of driver, Alexander Levlovitz. Four Palestinian youths arrested.   1.Oct. Near Nablus …

Oct 13 '15 / EIPA Updates

Amid sharp spike in terror attacks Tuesday emanating from East Jerusalem, Mayor calls for closure on city’s Arab neighborhoods The Israeli security cabinet convenes Tuesday afternoon at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem to discuss new security measures after a series of terror attacks left three people dead and several more injured in the morning in a major escalation of ongoing violence. Police officials will …

Oct 7 '15 / EIPA Updates

The head of Israel’s Government Press Office reprimanded the BBC following its initial coverage of the deadly terrorist attack in Jerusalem last night which killed two people and injured three others, including a toddler. The terrorist murdered 21-year-old Aharon Banita-Bennett and wounded his wife and two-year-old child, along with another person, and murdered 41-year-old father of seven, Rabbi Nehemia Lavi, as he attempted to save them. The terrorist …

Aug 25 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s Shin Bet, the country’s security agency, announced that it had foiled a planned attack by a terror cell of four Palestinians on Jews praying at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus, in the West Bank. Many Jews visit Joseph’s Tomb, surrounded by Palestinian Authority controlled areas, without coordinating with the IDF, and the cell planned to take advantage of that extra vulnerability. According to the Shin Bet, who …

Aug 19 '15 / EIPA Updates

In a meeting in Ramallah on Tuesday, Israel’s opposition leader Isaac Herzog told the Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas there cannot be compromises in the war on terror, but said that if the will exists a peace agreement that ensures security can be reached within two years. The security situation in the West Bank has become increasingly tense in recent weeks following an arson attack by …

Jul 29 '15 / EIPA Updates

The EU committed to remove former Iranian Defence Minister from sanctions list, Ahmad Vahidi is sought by Interpol for alleged role in Argentina’s worst terror attack The European Union has committed, under the terms of the nuclear agreement with Iran, to remove a former Iranian Defence Minister from its sanction list. Retired Brig. Gen. Ahmad Vahidi is sought by Interpol for his alleged role in the …

Jul 23 '15 / EIPA Updates

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said that Iran made clear during negotiations with the P5+1 (US, UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) that it will continue arming its allies in the region, which include terror groups. Araqchi was a senior Iranian negotiator during the talks which last week resulted in an agreement which will likely see international sanctions lifted in return for a slowdown in …

Jul 1 '15 / EIPA Updates

Shin Bet : Number of attacks against Israelis by individuals went up 50 percent since 2012 A young man wounded in a shooting attack in the West Bank died of his wounds at a Jerusalem hospital on Tuesday, after medical teams worked around the clock in an attempt to save his life. Malachi Rosenfeld, 27, from Kochav Hashahar, was one of four men shot at close range by …

Jun 24 '15 / EIPA Updates

As negotiations to finalize a nuclear deal between the world powers and Iran near a 30 June deadline, the US State Department just released a report showing that Tehran continued and even increased its arming and funding of terror proxies targeting Israel throughout 2014 and remains a top nuclear proliferation threat. The report is an annual accounting of organized terrorism worldwide. “In 2014, Iran’s state sponsorship of …

May 20 '15 / EIPA Updates

Two police officers were wounded Wednesday morning in a suspected vehicular terror attack in Jerusalem. The incident occurred at the At-Tur junction, near the Mount of Olives. The terrorist, a 30-year-old man, was shot and killed by police officers and is in critical condition. The two officers, a man and women in their twenties, were evacuated to the Hadassah University Medical Centre and Shaare Zedek Medical Centre …

May 14 '15 / EIPA Updates

A Palestinian rammed his vehicle into a group of Israeli civilians in the West Bank on Thursday in what is being tentatively treated as a terrorist attack. Four people were hurt, one of them seriously. The victims, all of whom are 16 years of age, were fully conscious when they were rushed to hospital for treatment. The attack occurred outside the Alon Shvut settlement in the Gush …

Apr 24 '15 / EIPA Updates

As Israel was celebrating its 67th Independence Day, terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket at the Sderot area on Thursday evening, ending four months of quiet and triggering air raid sirens in the area. The projectile exploded harmlessly in an open, uninhabited area, the Israeli army said, adding that security forces were searching for its remnants. A resident of the western Negev told Ynet news, …

Apr 17 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israeli Police has confirmed that they believe an incident late Wednesday night in which a Palestinian man crashed his car into a bus stop, killing one and seriously wounding another, was a terrorist attack. The driver, 37-year-old Khaled Koutineh from Anata, ploughed his car into waiting commuters at the French Hill junction in north eastern Jerusalem at around midnight. 25-year-old Shalom Cherki and a woman in her …