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West Bank Terrorism 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











West Bank Terrorism 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Terrorist groups - home based:
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade (AAMB): aim(s): drive the Israeli military and Jewish settlers from the West Bank, impel Israelis to leave Jerusalem and, ultimately, establish a Palestinian state comprising the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and Jerusalem area(s) of operation: headquartered in the West Bank, where AAMB is operationally active targeting Israeli soldiers and Israeli civilians living in Jewish settlements in the West Bank; estimated in 2015 to have a few hundred members, who operate in small decentralized cells, with each cell reporting to a local leader

Terrorist groups - foreign based:
Army of Islam (AOI): aim(s): enhance its networks in the West Bank and, ultimately, establish an Islamic caliphate area(s) of operation: maintains a limited operational presence
HAMAS: aim(s): bolster recruitment networks in the West Bank and, ultimately, destroy the state of Israel area(s) of operation: actively recruits youths and grooms young school children to embrace the group's ideology; in late 2016, an Islamic faction identified with HAMAS was known to recruit at the al-Quds University in Abu Dis, a Palestinian town in the Jerusalem Governorate bordering Israeli-controlled Jerusalem
Kahane Chai (Kach): aim(s): expel Arabs from Israel's biblical lands and, ultimately, restore the biblical state of Israel area(s) of operation: present in West Bank Jewish settlements, especially the Qiryat Arba' settlement in Hebron, where operatives have previously conducted bombings and shootings against Muslim and Christian Palestinians; considered to be operationally inactive in recent years
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ): aim(s): create an Islamic state in all of historic Palestine as defined by the British Mandate, which includes the West Bank area(s) of operation: maintains a limited operational presence
Palestine Liberation Front (PLF): aim(s): enhance its networks in the West Bank and, ultimately, destroy the state of Israel and establish a secular, Marxist Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital area(s) of operation: maintains a recruitment and limited training presence in some of the West Bank's refugee camps
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP): aim(s): bolster its recruitment networks in the West Bank area(s) of operation: maintains a recruitment presence targeting youths

NOTE: 1) The information regarding West Bank on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of West Bank Terrorism 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about West Bank Terrorism 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
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