March 2015 witnessed a decrease in the number of terrorist attacks, compared to last month: 89 as opposed to 96 in February 2015. The decrease was evident in Judea and Samaria, with 58 attacks as opposed to 84 in February. Yet, in Jerusalem, there was an increase in the number of attacks: 31 attacks (most of them firebomb attacks) as opposed to 12 in February. In the Gaza Strip no attacks were carried out in March, similarly to January and February 2015. On 6 March, 5 border policewomen were injured (2 of them were moderately to seriously injured and 3 – slightly injured) in a vehicle attack in the Shimon Ha-tzadik street in Jerusalem.
Data regarding terror attacks in March 2015
Following is a regional distribution of attacks: 0 attack from the Gaza Strip, (as in February); 58 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (84 in February); 31 attacks in Jerusalem (12 in February).
Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in February 78 out of 89 were in the form of firebombs (February: 76 out of 96).
Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:
Following is a distribution of attacks in March 2015 according to regions:
The Gaza Strip – 0 attack.
Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 89 attacks: 8 IED (including pipe bombs and improvised grenade); 2 small arms shooting; 1 stabbing attack (in Jerusalem); 78 firebombs (30 in Jerusalem).
High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai
Throughout March 2015 no rockets or mortar shells were launched** from the Gaza Strip or Sinai towards Israel, the same as in February.
**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.