August 2015 saw an increase in the number of attacks, compared to July: 171, as opposed to 107. The increase was evident in all regions, but most of all in Judea and Samaria, with 117 attacks, compared to 63 in July. 51 attacks took place in Jerusalem, as opposed to 42 in July. Three attacks occurred in the Gaza Strip in August, compared to one in July. The number of casualties also rose in August, with 12, as opposed to 3 in July. Of these, 4 were civilians, and the other 8 were members of the Israeli security forces.
5 Israeli citizens were slightly injured in stabbings. One civilian and one member of the security forces were stabbed on Route 443 on 9 and 15 August, respectively. Two members of the security forces were stabbed in Samaria on 15 and 17 August, and another officer was stabbed at Jerusalem’s Lions’ Gate on 26 August.
Three soldiers were injured (two seriously and one slightly) in a vehicle attack near Sinjil, Ramallah on 6 August. Another soldier was moderately injured by a pipe bomb thrown at an IDF post in Beit Jala on 19 August.
One civilian was slightly injured by gunfire at a passing vehicle near Kedumim on 30 August. Two other civilians were moderately and slightly injured by a Molotov cocktail thrown at a vehicle near Beit Hanina, north of Jerusalem, on 3 August.
Data regarding terror attacks in August 2015
Following is a regional distribution of attacks: 3 attack from the Gaza Strip, (1 in July); 117 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (63 in July); 51 attacks in Jerusalem (42 in July).
Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in August 136 out of 168 were in the form of firebombs (July: 90 out of 105).
Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:
Following is a distribution of attacks in August 2015 according to regions:
The Gaza Strip – 3 attack: rockets launching.
Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 117 attacks: 5 stabbing; 1 vehicular run-over attack; 4 small arms shooting; 22 IED (including pipe bombs and improvised grenade); 136 firebombs (50 in Jerusalem).
High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai
Throughout August 2015 3 rockets were launched** from the Gaza Strip towards Israel as opposed to July: 2 rockets one from the Gaza Strip and one from Sinai.
**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 attack and three launchings.