April 2015 saw an increase in the number of attacks, compared to March: 121, as opposed to 89. The increase was evident in all regions, and especially Judea and Samaria, with 82 attacks in April, compared to 58 in March. 38 attacks took place in Jerusalem in April, as opposed to 31 in March. One attack involving rocket fire was registered in the Gaza Strip in April after a period of zero attacks in January, February, and March
An Israeli civilian was killed and another seriously injured in a vehicle attack at Jerusalem’s French Hill on 15 April. Eight members of the security forces were injured in several stabbings and vehicle attacks. Four police officers were injured (two moderately and the other two slightly) in a vehicle attack near A-Tor in Jerusalem on 25 April. Three IDF soldiers and a border police officer were injured in stabbings: one IDF soldier was slightly wounded at the Trans-Samaria Checkpoint on 2 April; two soldiers were injured (one seriously and the other slightly) at Sinjil Checkpoint near Ramallah on 8 April; and a border police officer was moderately injured near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron on 25 April.
Data regarding terror attacks in April 2015
Following is a regional distribution of attacks: 1 attack from the Gaza Strip, (0 in March); 82 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (58 in March); 38 attacks in Jerusalem (31 in March).
Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in February 108 out of 120 were in the form of firebombs (March: 78 out of 89).
Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:
Following is a distribution of attacks in April 2015 according to regions:
The Gaza Strip – 1 attack: rocket launching.
Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 120 attacks: 7 IED (including pipe bombs and improvised grenade); 2 run-over (in Jerusalem); 2 stabbing; 108 firebombs (36 in Jerusalem).
High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai
Throughout April 2015 one rocket was launched** from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, while in March no rockets or mortar shells were launched from Gaza Strip or Sinai towards Israel.
**Clarification: The number of launchings is the number of rockets/mortar shells actually launched during one high-trajectory fire attack. For example: one attack may include a salvo of three launchings, that is, three rockets/ mortar shells, and so it will be counted as one