Interactive terror map

A new interactive mapping tool displays hot spots of Palestinian violence, providing context for IDF counter-terrorism raids in Judea and Samaria.

By United with Israel Staff

On Wednesday, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) introduced an interactive map that provides much needed context and presents objective facts as violent Palestinian factions intensify attacks on Israelis in Judea and Samaria

According to the FDD, “[The tool] shows the timing and location of violence perpetrated by Palestinian terrorists as well as responses from Israeli security forces.”

The FDD analyst behind the map, Joe Truzman, described the backdrop against which the organization developed the tool.

“A mosaic of terrorist groups — many backed by the Islamic Republic of Iran — has found [Judea an Samaria] ripe ground for plotting violence and attacking Israelis,” explained Truzman. “After a major increase in terrorist attacks in Israel in early 2022, it became clear to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) that the Palestinian Authority (PA) lost control of parts of the West Bank. Israeli security forces launched ‍Operation Break the Wave on March 31, 2022, in an effort to contain the unrest.”

The map, which is continually updated, presents events, locations, and links to analysis by leading experts, such as Truzman.

The starting point for the logged events on the map is the beginning of Operation Break the Wave (aka Operation Wave Breaker), which the IDF initiated in the spring amid a spike in Palestinian terror attacks that has racked up a death toll of 31 lives.

To date, Israeli security forces have arrested more than 2,500 suspects and eliminated many of the most dangerous Palestinians terrorists while they perpetrated violence.

Truzman explained to Israeli media that the map’s goal is to demonstrate the extent to which Palestinian violence has spread, and confront the misconception that terror factions operate primarily in Shechem (Nablus) and Jenin.

The FDD is a “non-partisan research institute focusing on national security and foreign policy.”

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