November 2015 saw a decrease in the number of attacks: 326 (249 in the form of firebombs), as opposed to 620 in October. The decrease was evident in all regions. 265 attacks occurred in Judea and Samaria and 52 in Jerusalem, compared to October’s 485 and 117 attacks, correspondingly. 4 additional attacks originated in the Gaza Strip (11 in October), and 5 attacks took place within the Green Line (7 in October).


10 people (one Palestinian and 9 Israelis) were killed in terrorist attacks in November, and 58 were injured. In comparison, 11 people were killed and 80 injured in October.

Among the fatalities, 5 were killed in shootings in Judea: 2 near Otniel on 13 November and 3 at Alon Shvut Junction in Gush Etzion on 19 November. 4 people died in stabbings: 2 in Tel Aviv on 19 November, one at Alon Shvut Junction on 22 November, and one (an IDF soldier) at a gas station on Route 443 on 23 November. One soldier was killed in a vehicle attack at Halhul Junction on 4 November. (All other fatalities are civilians)

Among the non-fatal casualties, 22 were wounded in stabbings (including 5 in Jerusalem and 10 within Israel). 24 people were injured in vehicle attacks, and 12 in shootings.

No terrorist attacks by Jews were registered in November.

Data regarding terror attacks in November 2015

Following is a regional distribution of attacks:  4 attack from the Gaza Strip, (11 in October); 265 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (485 in October); 52 attacks in Jerusalem (117 in October); 5 within the “Green Line” (7 in October).

Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in November 249 out of 317 were in the form of firebombs (October: 482 out of 602). 


Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:

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

The Gaza Strip – 4 attacks:  2 rocket launchings; 1 mortar shell launching; 1 firebomb.

Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 317 attacks: 10 small arms shooting; 38 IED (including pipe bombs and improvised grenade) (3 in Jerusalem); 12 stabbing (4 in Jerusalem); 8 run over; 249 firebombs (45 in Jerusalem).

The “Green Line” – 5 stabbing attacks.


High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai


Throughout November 2015 2 rockets and one mortar shell were launched** from the Gaza Strip towards Israel (in 3 attacks) as opposed to 7 in October (in 5 attacks).


**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.


Monthly Summary – November 2015

Monthly Summary – November 2015.pdf