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ICT's Commentaries provide short analyses and relevant insights on current terrorism and counter-terrorism events worldwide.

The views expressed in this publication are solely those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT).


Inadequate Security Measures at International Airports in Face of the Terrorist Threat Level

01/12/2017 | by Shenar, Danny
As part of the development of methods and techniques of the terrorist organizations, we are witnessing the constant exploitation of the limitations of today's common security measures, especially in regard to passengers’ and hand luggage inspection, detection of homemade explosive materials concealed in baggage, detection of explosive devices in air cargo, and coping with an 'insider' threat.
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The Exploitation of the Las Vegas Shooting to Promote Islamic State Propaganda on Social Media

04/10/2017 | by Landau, Edan
On October 1, 2017, at 10:08pm Las Vegas time, Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on 22,000 people at the annual Route 91 Harvest Festival in the city. 58 people were killed and over 500 were injured. While law enforcement authorities denied a link to any international terrorist organization, the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.
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The Barcelona Terrorist Attack -A First Assessment

20/08/2017 | by Karmon, Ely (Dr.)
The Barcelona Terrorist Attack -A First Assessment
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The Amman Shooting Incident at the Israeli Embassy

24/07/2017 | by Karmon, Ely (Dr.)

The deputy security chief of the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital of Amman was wounded Sunday night, July 23, after being stabbed by a Jordanian man who was subsequently shot dead. A second Jordanian was also injured in the incident and later succumbed to his wounds.

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The May 2017 Manchester Suicide Bombing Attack

13/06/2017 | by Landau, Edan

On Monday, May 22nd, 2017, at around 22:30, 22 people lost their lives and close to a hundred were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the foyer of the Manchester Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom. At the time of the explosion, close to 21,000 people, mostly under the age of 18, were making their way out of the Manchester Arena concert hall after attending a concert of American pop star, Ariana Grande. According to reports, the bomber, 22-year-old Salman Ramadan Abedi, arrived at the ticket stall located at the Arena’s foyer after travelling on the local Tube system’s Victoria Station.

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