May 2015 saw an increase in the number of attacks, compared to April: 152, as opposed to 121. The increase was most evident in Jerusalem, with 60 attacks, as opposed to 38 in April. 91 attacks took place in May in Judea and Samaria, compared to 82 in April. One attack involving rocket fire was registered in the Gaza Strip, similarly to the April statistic.

9 Israeli citizens (6 civilians and 3 members of the security forces) were injured in terrorist attacks in May. 6 of them suffered injuries in vehicle attacks, and 3 were stabbed in Judea and Jerusalem.

Vehicle attacks: one police officer was slightly injured in Hebron on 9 May; 3 civilians were injured (one moderately and 2 slightly) at Alon Shvut Junction on 14 May; and 2 police officers were slightly injured in Abu Tor, Jerusalem on 20 May.

Stabbings: one civilian was slightly injured in Mishor Adumim on 11 May, and 2 civilians were slightly injured at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate on 24 May.

Data regarding terror attacks in May 2015

Following is a regional distribution of attacks:  1 attack from the Gaza Strip, (as in April); 91 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (82 in April); 60 attacks in Jerusalem (38 in April).

Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in February 129 out of 151 were in the form of firebombs (April: 108 out of 120). 

Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:

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

The Gaza Strip – 1 attack: rocket launching.

Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 151 attacks: 2 run-over (1 in Jerusalem); 2 stabbing (1 in Jerusalem); 2 small arms shooting; 16 IED (including pipe bombs and improvised grenade);  129 firebombs (58 in Jerusalem).

High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai

Throughout May 2015 one rocket was launched** from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, as in April.

**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.