Fact sheet: Gaza’s hospitals and ambulances – and Hamas’ exploitation of them
November 14, 2023 | AIJAC
Below is a current update on the reality of the situation with respect to the hospitals of Gaza – including the well-documented evidence and history of Hamas’ use of hospitals and ambulances for terrorist purposes. These practices remove their protected status under International Humanitarian Law, allowing the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) to strike these targets, though of course while continuing to seek to minimise harm to civilians within the laws of “proportionality” and while adhering to other relevant rules.
“House and Garden”: An IDF operation targeting terror infrastructure in Jenin
July 4, 2023 | Ahron Shapiro
In the early morning hours of July 3, 2023, the Israel Defense Forces conducted a “Brigade-level raid” including over 1,000 soldiers and border police, into the Palestinian town of Jenin, focusing primarily on the UNRWA refugee camp in the area (also named Jenin).
Factsheet: Israel’s campaign in Gaza against terrorist targets
May 9, 2023 | AIJAC staff
The Israel Defence Forces and the Israel Security Agency (a.k.a. Shin Bet) initiated ‘Operation Shield and Arrow’ – a counter-terrorist operation – on May 9. The declared purpose of the operation is to target and eliminate senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorists
Factsheet: The “Lions’ Den” terror group
October 28, 2022 | AIJAC staff
The “Lions’ Den” is a terrorist group of a few dozen armed Palestinians operating from Nablus in the northern West Bank.
Factsheet: Myths and Facts about the growth of Israel’s West Bank settlements
September 16, 2022 | AIJAC staff
A frequently repeated talking point on the Middle East is that Israeli building in settlements in the West Bank is supposedly taking up more and more land and making Palestinian statehood unviable… This factsheet presents some basic evidence to allow the discussion of Israeli settlements to take place on a factual basis.
Factsheet: “Operation Breaking Dawn”
August 9, 2022 | Judy Maynard
Israel launched Operation Breaking Dawn on Friday Aug. 5, 2022 in the Gaza Strip as a preemptive strike targeting the terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).
The IHRA working definition of antisemitism
August 19, 2021 | AIJAC staff
The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition of antisemitism is widely accepted by the Jewish community, both in Australia and globally, as a definitive definition of antisemitism and a tool to educate and combat antisemitism.
Hezbollah and Australia
July 2, 2021 | AIJAC staff
Hezbollah is a Lebanese Shi’ite Muslim political party, militia, transnational terrorist and organised crime group. Australia only designates Hezbollah’s “External Security Organisation (ESO)” as a terrorist organisation, despite its closest allies agreeing that Hezbollah in its entirety poses a danger.
Factsheet: What’s behind the violence in Jerusalem and Gaza rockets
May 11, 2021 | Ahron Shapiro, Judy Maynard
Yesterday, Monday May 10, more than 160 rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza, in a major escalation of the violence that has been centred on Jerusalem over recent weeks.
March 9, 2021 | AIJAC staff
Far-right extremism is a growing threat around the world, including in Australia. While far-right groups were once fringe, today they are able to amplify their messages via social media and have found new ways to recruit, organise and incite violence, representing a potential terrorist threat.