January 2015 witnessed a decrease in the number of terrorist attacks, compared to last month: 124 as opposed to 161 in December 2014. The decrease was noted everywhere: in Judea and Samaria, with 105 attacks as opposed to 133 in December 2014, and Jerusalem, with 18 attacks as opposed to 26 in December 2014. In the Gaza Strip no attacks were carried out, while in December 2014 there were 2 attacks. Inside the Green Line, a stabbing attack was executed in a Tel Aviv bus (January 21) resulting in the injury of 16 Israeli nationals: 4 were seriously wounded; 3 – moderately wounded and 9 were slightly wounded. Another stabbing attack with a screwdriver took place at Nablus Gate in Jerusalem (January 8); one man was slightly-moderately wounded.
Data regarding terror attacks in January 2015
Following is a regional distribution of attacks: 0 attack from the Gaza Strip, (2 in December); 105 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (133 in December); 18 attacks in Jerusalem (26 in December); Green Line: 1 attack.
Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in January 102 out of 123 were in the form of firebombs (December: 127 out of 159).
Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:
Following is a distribution of attacks in January 2015 according to regions:
The Gaza Strip – 0 attack.
Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 123 attacks: 17 IED (including pipe bombs and improvised grenade); 3 small arms shooting; 1 stabbing attacks (in Jerusalem); 102 firebombs (17 in Jerusalem).
The Green Line – 1 attack: stubbing (in Tel Aviv).
High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai
Throughout January 2015 no rockets or mortar shells were launched** from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, as opposed to December 2014: one rocket was launched.
**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.