February 2015 witnessed a considerable decrease in the number of terrorist attacks, compared to last month: 96 as opposed to 124 in January. The decrease was evident in Judea and Samaria, with 84 terrorist attacks as opposed to 105 in January, and Jerusalem, with 12 attacks as opposed to 18. In the Gaza Strip no attacks were carried out in February, similarly to January 2015. An Israeli was moderately injured in a stabbing attack at Jerusalem’s Safra Square on 22 February.
Data regarding terror attacks in February 2015
Following is a regional distribution of attacks: 0 attack from the Gaza Strip, (as in January); 84 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (105 in January); 12 attacks in Jerusalem (18 in January).
Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in February 76 out of 96 were in the form of firebombs (January: 102 out of 123).
Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:
Following is a distribution of attacks in February 2015 according to regions:
The Gaza Strip – 0 attack.
Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 96 attacks: 15 IED (including pipe bombs and improvised grenade); 4 small arms shooting; 1 stabbing attacks (in Jerusalem); 76 firebombs (11 in Jerusalem).
High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai
Throughout February 2015 no rockets or mortar shells were launched** from the Gaza Strip or Sinai towards Israel, the same as in January.
**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.