Israel: Terror Attacks Decline 20 Percent in July


-terror-attack1July 2013 saw a decline in the number of terror attacks in Israel: 82 attacks as opposed to 103 in June. The main decline is noted in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem: 50 attacks were carried out in Judea and Samaria as opposed to 60 in June; in Jerusalem 26 attacks were executed in July as opposed to 39 in June.

On the other hand, a slight increase in the number of attacks is noted in the Gaza Strip: 5 attacks as opposed to 4 in June. In addition, a rocket attack was executed from Sinai: two rockets were launched against Eilat.

One Israeli was moderately wounded as a result of a stabbing attack (July 16) near Nablus Gate, Jerusalem.

Following is a regional distribution of attacks:

5 attack from the Gaza Strip (4 in June); 50 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (60 in June); 26 attacks in Jerusalem (39 in June); 1 attack from Sinai.

Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in July (60 out of 76) were in the form of firebombs (June: 88 out of 99).

Following is a distribution of attacks in July 2013 according to regions:

The Gaza Strip – 5 attacks: 5 rocket launchings.

Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 76 attacks: 11 IED (7 in Jerusalem); 4 small arms shootings; 1 stabbing (in Jerusalem); 60 firebombs (18 in Jerusalem).

Sinai – 1 attack: 2 rocket launchings.

{ Israel News Bureau}