Conflict Outside the Temple Walls: Revelation 11

Armed, masked Palestinians march wearing headbands reading,

Spotlight on Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 21-27, 2022)

Published: 28/12/2022

Armed, masked Palestinians march wearing headbands reading, “the masked lion” (Rasha Hirzallah’s Twitter account, December 20, 2022).

Na'im Muhammad Bader draws a gun to shoot a policeman.

Na’im Muhammad Bader draws a gun to shoot a policeman.

The gun having failed to fire, he drives in reverse in an attempt to run him over (Israel Police Force Facebook page, December 23, 2022).

The gun having failed to fire, he drives in reverse in an attempt to run him over (Israel Police Force Facebook page, December 23, 2022).

Daraghmeh's body wrapped in a Hamas flag (Jmedia Twitter account, December 22, 2022).

Daraghmeh’s body wrapped in a Hamas flag (Jmedia Twitter account, December 22, 2022).

Flooding in the Gaza Strip (Right: Paldf Twitter account, December 24, 2022.

Flooding in the Gaza Strip (Right: Paldf Twitter account, December 24, 2022.

The DFLP's military exercise: simulating the storming of an IDF post (Telegram channel of the DFLP's military-terrorist wing, December 24, 2022).

The DFLP’s military exercise: simulating the storming of an IDF post (Telegram channel of the DFLP’s military-terrorist wing, December 24, 2022).

Armed, masked Palestinians march wearing headbands reading,

Armed, masked Palestinians march wearing headbands reading, “the masked lion” (Rasha Hirzallah’s Twitter account, December 20, 2022).

Na'im Muhammad Bader draws a gun to shoot a policeman.

Na’im Muhammad Bader draws a gun to shoot a policeman.

The gun having failed to fire, he drives in reverse in an attempt to run him over (Israel Police Force Facebook page, December 23, 2022).

The gun having failed to fire, he drives in reverse in an attempt to run him over (Israel Police Force Facebook page, December 23, 2022).

Daraghmeh's body wrapped in a Hamas flag (Jmedia Twitter account, December 22, 2022).

Daraghmeh’s body wrapped in a Hamas flag (Jmedia Twitter account, December 22, 2022).

Flooding in the Gaza Strip (Right: Paldf Twitter account, December 24, 2022.

Flooding in the Gaza Strip (Right: Paldf Twitter account, December 24, 2022.

The DFLP's military exercise: simulating the storming of an IDF post (Telegram channel of the DFLP's military-terrorist wing, December 24, 2022).

The DFLP’s military exercise: simulating the storming of an IDF post (Telegram channel of the DFLP’s military-terrorist wing, December 24, 2022).

Armed, masked Palestinians march wearing headbands reading,

Armed, masked Palestinians march wearing headbands reading, “the masked lion” (Rasha Hirzallah’s Twitter account, December 20, 2022).

Overview

  • This past week Palestinian terrorists carried out four attacksa combined attack in Kafr Qassem (an Israeli-Arab city) in which three Israeli policemen were wounded; and three shooting attacks in Samaria, in which no Israeli casualties were reported. The security forces recently exposed a terrorist network directed by the organizations in the Gaza Strip, which planned to carry out attacks inside Israel. Palestinians continued throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles driving on the roads in Judea and Samaria. The Israeli security forces continued counterterrorism activities, detaining dozens of wanted terrorists and confiscating weapons.
  • A Hamas operative from Tubas was killed during a clash with IDF forces near the Tomb of Joseph in Nablus. He was also a soccer player with a local Tulkarm team. Senior figures in the Palestinian Authority (PA) ignored his Hamas affiliation and called on FIFA to punish Israel.
  • The security forces revealed information about the terrorist who carried out the double IED attack in Jerusalem on November 23, 2022, in which two Israelis were killed. He acted alone and was influenced by ISIS ideology but did not belong to the organization.
  • The Gaza Strip remained relatively quiet. The recent rains caused flooding in several areas, including roads and houses. The Hamas government accused Israel of responsibility because it opened dams near the Gaza Strip.
  • The PA continues preparing itself for the new Israeli government. Mahmoud Abbas held a meeting of the Palestinian leadership where they voted to launch a political and diplomatic campaign which would include appeals to international organizations such as UN agencies, the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Court of Justice (ICJ). They also voted to launch a propaganda campaign to revile, libel and slander the new government. Mahmoud Abbas’ spokesman, who is also the PA minister of media information, compared the new government to the Taliban and claimed it was worse than ISIS. He also attacked the American administration for supporting Israel and not keeping its promises to Mahmoud Abbas.
  • Following the death of security prisoner Nasser Abu Hamid and the decision made by Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz not to deliver his body to the family, members of the PA leadership remain in contact with international groups regarding the issue, including appealing to the ICC.
Combined terrorist attack in Kafr Qassem (an Israeli-Arab city east of Tel Aviv)
  • Before dawn on December 23, 2022, the Israeli police were summoned by a Kafr Qassem resident to deal with an issue of domestic violence. When the police arrived the resident came out holding a gun and tried to shoot the policemen, however, the safety was on and the gun did not fire. The resident attacked them with rocks and Molotov cocktails and then entered his vehicle and reversed in order to run them over. An officer arrived with an auxiliary force and shot and killed the attacker (Israel Police Force Facebook page, December 23, 2022). He was Na’im Muhammad Badir, 23 years old, from Kafr Qassem; he had no previous criminal record. His motivation is assumed to have been nationalist (Israeli media, December 23, 2022).
The funeral held for him in Kafr Qassem (Paldf Twitter account, December 25, 2022). Na'im Muhammad Badir from Kafr Qassem (al-Quds, December 25, 2022).
Right: Na’im Muhammad Badir from Kafr Qassem (al-Quds, December 25, 2022). Left: The funeral held for him in Kafr Qassem (Paldf Twitter account, December 25, 2022).
  
Right: Na’im Muhammad Bader draws a gun to shoot a policeman. Left: The gun having failed to fire, he drives in reverse in an attempt to run him over (Israel Police Force Facebook page, December 23, 2022).
  • Hamas issued a mourning notice for him, stressing that the “resistance” [Palestinian terrorist attacks] continued and was escalating (Hamas website, December 23, 2022). The Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) also issued a mourning notice, stressing that the “crimes of Israel” (“the occupation”) against the Palestinian people would not harm their firm stance and commitment to defend their identity, despite attempts at “Judaization” (Paltoday, December 23, 2022).

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