July 2015 saw a decrease in the number of attacks, compared to June: 107, as opposed to 123. The decrease was evident in all regions. 63 attacks were registered in July in Judea and Samaria, compared to 69 in June. 42 attacks took place in Jerusalem, as opposed to 51 in June. One rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip in July, compared to three such instances in June. Additionally, one instance of rocket fire from the Sinai Peninsula at Israel was registered in July (none in June). Three members of the Israeli security forces were slightly injured in terrorist attacks in July. A soldier was stabbed by a Palestinian woman near Beitillu on 15 July, and two police officers were injured by stones and firebombs in Isawiya, Jerusalem on 26 July. In a high-profile case, two Palestinian were killed in an arson attack on their home in Duma on 31 July. A toddler perished in the fire and his father died of his wounds in hospital. Two other family members were injured.
Data regarding terror attacks in July 2015
Following is a regional distribution of attacks: 1 attack from the Gaza Strip, (3 in June); 63 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (69 in June); 42 attacks in Jerusalem (51 in June); 1 attack from Sinai.
Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in July 90 out of 105 were in the form of firebombs (June: 98 out of 120).
Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:
Following is a distribution of attacks in July 2015 according to regions:
The Gaza Strip – 1 attack: rockets launching.
Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 105 attacks: 1 stabbing; 2 small arms shooting; 12 IED (including pipe bombs and improvised grenade); 90 firebombs (50 in Jerusalem).
Sinai – 1 attack: rockets launching.
High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai
Throughout July 2015 one rocket was launched** from the Gaza Strip towards Israel and another from Sinai. In June: 3 rockets from the Gaza Strip 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 attack and three launchings.