Monthly Summary of Terror Attacks β September 2012
Israel Security Agency
October 9, 2012
September saw a significant increase in the number of terrorist attacks: 91, as opposed to 51 in August 2012. The increase was most prominent in attacks originating in the Judea and Samaria area and in Jerusalem: 39 attacks in the Judea and Samaria as opposed to 19 in August, and 28 attacks in Jerusalem as opposed to 9 in August. Most attacks (65 out of 67) were in the form of firebomb throwing.
The number of attacks originating in the Gaza Strip and Sinai stayed similar: 24 attacks (23 from the Gaza Strip and one from Sinai), compared to 23 inΒ AugustΒ (of which two were from Sinai).
This month's terror attacks resulted in the killing of one IDF soldier (September 21) while another was injured in a combined attack (infiltration and shooting) at the Israeli-Egyptian border by a terrorist cell that had breached the border into Israel from Sinai.
Moreover, four security personnel were injured by firebomb attacks in Jerusalem (September 14, 18).
Data regarding terror attacks in September 2012
Following is a regional distribution of attacks:
23 attacks from the Gaza Strip (21 in August); 39 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (19 in August); 28 attacks in Jerusalem (9 in August); 1 attack from Sinai.
Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in September (65 out of 67) were in the form of firebombs (August: all attacks: 28).
Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:
Following is a distribution of attacks in June 2012 according to regions:
The Gaza Strip β 23 attacks: 13 rocket launchings; 5 mortar shell launchings; 3 small arms shooting; 1 IED; 1 AT.
Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem β 67 attacks: 1 small arms shooting; 1 IED; 65 firebombs (28 in Jerusalem).
Sinai β 1 combined attack (infiltration and small arms shooting).
High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip
Throughout September 2012, 17 rockets and 8 mortar shells were launched towards Israel, (in 25 attacks), compared to 21 rockets and 3 mortar shells, in August (in 16 attacks).
(PDF) - Monthly Summary β September 2012
Related Topics: Gaza, Hamas, Israel, Palestinians
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