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Shin Bet April 2010 Terror Summary

Following is a summary of terror attacks in Israel in April 2010 as provided by the ISA (Israel Security Agency – Shin Bet).

In April a marked decrease was noted in the number of attacks compared to March: 56 attacks as opposed to 125 attacks in March. Thus, the number of attacks is similar to the number in February (53 attacks).

The decrease in the number of attacks is prominent in the area of Jerusalem (6 attacks, compared to 27 attacks in March) and in Judea and Samaria (25 attacks compared to 62).

In Gaza the decrease is more moderate: 25 attacks compared to 36 last month. Yet, an increase was noted in the number of mortar shell launchings: 10 attacks in which 18 mortar shells were launched as opposed to 5 attacks in which 6 mortar shells were launched in March.

Following the decrease in the number of attacks, a decrease was also noted in the number of casualties from terror activity: In April one Israeli citizen was injured (April 1) as a result of stone/object throwing in Samaria. In March 3 people were killed and 4 injured.

Data regarding casualties in terrorist attacks

In April one Israeli citizen was injured in Samaria as result of stone/object throwing against his car. In March, 3 people were killed and 4 injured.

Data regarding terrorist attacks in April 2010

Please note that in Judea and Samaria the lowest number of attacks has been marked since the beginning of the year: 25 attacks compared to 62 in March and 37 attacks in January and February.

Following is the distribution of attacks in a regional profile: 25 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (compared to 62 in March); 25 attacks in Gaza (compared to 36 last month), and 6 attacks in the Jerusalem area (compared to 27 in March).

In Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – this month too most attacks (27 out of 31) are throwing of Molotov cocktails (last month: 79 out of 89).

Monthly distribution of attacks according to regional profile

Following is a distribution of attacks in April according to regions:

Gaza – 25 attacks (as opposed to 36 last month): 5 rocket launchings, 10 mortar shell launchings, 6 small arms shootings; 3 AT shootings and 1 grenade throwing.

Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 31 attacks (as opposed to 89 last month): 1 grenade throwing; 1 small arms shooting; 2 stone/object throwing and 27 Molotov cocktail attacks (6 of them in Jerusalem).

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)

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