June 2015 saw a decrease in the number of attacks, compared to May: 123, as opposed to 152. The decrease was most evident in the Judea and Samaria and in Jerusalem. 69 attacks were registered in June in Judea and Samaria, compared to 91 in May. 51 attacks took place in Jerusalem, as opposed to 60 in May. In the Gaza Strip, meanwhile, there was an increase in the number of attacks: three instances of rocket fire, as opposed to one in May.

Two Israeli citizens were killed in shootings in Judea and Samaria: one near Dir Abzia on 19 June, and the other near Kida on 29 June.

Eight Israelis (5 civilians and 3 members of the security forces) were injured in terrorist attacks in June. 4 civilians were wounded in the abovementioned lethal shootings (one on 19 June and 3 on 29 June). Two IDF soldiers were stabbed: one was critically wounded at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate on 21 June, and another was moderately injured at Rachel’s Crossing checkpoint near Bethlehem on 29 June. A civilian and a police officer were injured by firebombs: one near Shuafat refugee camp on 13 June, and the other near Hizma on 21 June.

Data regarding terror attacks in June 2015

Following is a regional distribution of attacks:  3 attack from the Gaza Strip, (1 in May); 69 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (91 in May); 51 attacks in Jerusalem (60 in May).

Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in June 98 out of 120 were in the form of firebombs (May: 129 out of 151). 

Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:

Following is a distribution of attacks in June 2015 according to regions:

The Gaza Strip – 3 attacks: rocket launching.

Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 120 attacks: 2 stabbing (1 in Jerusalem); 4 small arms shooting; 16 IED (including pipe bombs and improvised grenade);  98 firebombs (50 in Jerusalem).

High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai

Throughout June 2015 three rockets were launched** from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, compared to one rocket in May.

**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.