Terrorist Attacks

Violence and Terrorism in Judea and Samaria, 2013: Data, Characteristics and Trends

Issued on 26/02/2014 Type Article
In 2013 there was a significant increase in the scope of violence and terrorism in Judea, Samaria and the Jerusalem area. According to data from the Israel Security Agency (ISA), in 2013 there were 1,271 terrorist attacks, as compared with 578 in 2012 (a year in which violence and terrorism also increased).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 19 – 25, 2014)

Issued on 25/02/2014 Type Article
This past week no rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. A powerful IED planned for an attack on IDF forces operating near the security fence was discovered and neutralized. Masked Palestinians confronted Israeli police on the Temple Mount. Mahmoud Abbas met with John Kerry twice this past week.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (February 12 – 18, 2014)

Issued on 18/02/2014 Type Article
This past week rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory continued. In Judea and Samaria violent "popular resistance" attacks continued. On February 16, 2014, there was an explosion on a tourist bus a few dozen yards from the Taba terminal on the Egyptian side of the border.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 29 – February 4, 2014)

Issued on 04/02/2014 Type Article
This past week two rocket hits were identified in Israeli territory, one in the region of Eilat (In response Israeli Air Force aircraft struck a number of terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip. Mahmoud Abbas, , made an attempt to send "softened" messages that would resonate with American and Israeli public opinion. Hamas, however, rushed to reiterate that it would not relinquish an inch of Palestinian soil or renounce the armed struggle.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 22 – 28, 2014)

Issued on 28/01/2014 Type Article
This past week no rocket hits from the Gaza Strip were identified in Israeli territory. On the other hand according to the Israel Security Agency annual report, in 2013 there was a significant increase in the scope of terrorist activity in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (January 15 – 21, 2014)

Issued on 21/01/2014 Type Article
Escalation in attacks on Israel's south continues. This past week 13 rocket hits were identified in the western Negev, including a simultaneous barrage of five rockets targeting the region of the southern city of Ashqelon. In addition, two rockets were fired from the Sinai Peninsula at Eilat. During December the Israeli security forces prevented the formation of a squad in Judea and Samaria planning to abduct Israeli soldiers.
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Information on Terrorist Attacks
For decades the Palestinian terrorist organizations have waged a vicious war against the State of Israel, causing untold bloodshed. Their mass-casualty suicide bombing attacks claimed hundreds of victims. It is difficult to pinpoint the exact beginning of terrorist attacks against Israel. However, after the Six Day War Palestinian terrorism accelerated and the number to terrorist attacks in Israel and abroad against Jewish and Israeli targets increased.
During the 1970s planes were hijacked by terrorists from the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. Most prominent at the time was a Fatah organization called Black September, which in 1972 killed 11 Israeli sportsmen at the Munich Olympics. Trans-border terrorist attacks were also carried (attacks from Jordan until 1970 and attacks from the Lebanese border), some of them targeting Israeli civilians. In the 1990s suicide bombing attacks became the main form of terrorist attack carried out by the Palestinians, first by the radical Islamic organizations, primarily Hamas, and later by the secular organizations.
There was a significant increase in terrorist attacks during the Palestinian terrorist campaign of 2000-2005 (known as the Al-Aqsa or second intifada), during which a great many attacks were carried out, including many suicide bombing attacks which disrupted daily life in Israel and threatened its large cities.
The number of terrorist attacks diminished after Operation Cast Lead and thanks to the construction of large sections of the security fence.