News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 21 – October 7, 2015)

[2]As of October 7, 2015. The statistics do not include mortar shell fire or rockets which misfired and fell inside the Gaza Strip.

[3]The statistics do not include mortar shell fire or rockets which misfired and fell inside the Gaza Strip.

[4]According to Hamas claims, the PA's security forces suppressed a public rally in support of Al-Aqsa mosque held in a mosque in Tulkarm after the Friday prayer. The PA security forces detained an estimated 20 Palestinians who participated in the event (Safa News Agency, October 2, 2015). Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri claimed that suppression of the rally negated what Mahmoud Abbas had said in his speech at the UN General Assembly (Hamas website, October 2, 2015).

[5]On October 7, 2015, after this document had been completed, Palestinians carried out two prominent terrorist attacks inside Israeli territory. One involved snatching the weapon of an IDF soldier and the other was a stabbing attack in Petah Tikva.

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