Monday, November 5, 2012

Monthly Summary of Terror Attacks on Israel

by Staff

Throughout October 2012, 116 rockets and 55 mortar shells were launched towards Israel
The number of attacks in the Judea and Samaria stayed the same: 39 attacks, similar to that in September. Jerusalem on the other hand saw a slight increase in the number of attacks: 31 as opposed to 28 in September.  

This month's terror attacks resulted in five casualties: An Israeli civilian was injured by a firebomb in Samaria (October 21); an IDF officer was injured in an IED attack on Gaza's border (October 23); and three foreign workers were injured by rockets fired from Gaza towards Israel (October 24).
 Data regarding terror attacks in October 2012
Following is a regional distribution of attacks:

96 attacks from the Gaza Strip (23 in September); 39 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (as in September); 31 attacks in Jerusalem (28 in September).

Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in October (68 out of 70) were in the form of firebombs (September: 65 out of 67). 

Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:

Following is a distribution of attacks in October 2012 according to regions:

The Gaza Strip – 96 attacks: 72 rocket launchings; 20 mortar shell launchings; 1 small arms shooting; 2 IED; 1 AA.

Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 70 attacks: 1 stabbing; 1 explosive device; 68 firebombs (31 in Jerusalem).

 High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip

Throughout October 2012, 116 rockets and 55 mortar shells were launched towards Israel, (in 92 attacks), compared to 17 rockets and 8 mortar shells, in September (in 25 attacks). Staff


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