Five Israelis were killed in January in terrorist attacks and 28 (18 civilians and 10 security forces personnel) were injured. 1 January’s major shooting attack on Dizengoff St. in Tel Aviv killed two civilians and injured 7. Another casualty, related to this attack, is a taxi driver who picked up the attacker near the scene of the attack, and was later killed by him.
Additionally, two Israeli civilians were killed in stabbing attacks: one woman in Otniel, near Hebron, on 17 January, and another in Beit Horon, near Jerusalem, on 25 January.
Among the non-fatal casualties, 14 were wounded in shooting attacks – 7 in the aforementioned attack in Tel Aviv, 1 in Samaria and 6 in Judea. 8 were stabbed – 3 in Jerusalem, 1 in Samaria and 4 in Judea, and 6 were wounded by firebombs in Jerusalem and the surrounding area (3 civilians and 3 security forces personnel).
Jewish terrorism – a carwash in Petah Tikva, employing Arab workers, was set on fire on 18 January.
Data regarding terror attacks in January 2016
Following is a regional distribution of attacks: 3 attack from the Gaza Strip, (7 in December); 126 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (194 in Dec.); 39 attacks in Jerusalem (43 in December); 1 within the “Green Line” (2 in December).
Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in January 136 out of 165 were in the form of firebombs (Dec: 181 out of 237).
Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:
Following is a distribution of attacks in January 2016 according to regions:
The Gaza Strip – 3 attacks: 2 rocket launchings; 1 IED.
Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 165 attacks: 8 small arms shooting; 12 IED (including pipe bombs and improvised grenade); 9 stabbing (4 in Jerusalem); 136 firebombs (35 in Jerusalem).
The “Green Line” – 1 attack: shooting attack in Tel Aviv.
High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai
Throughout January 2016 seven rockets were launched** from the Gaza Strip towards Israel (within 2 attacks), as opposed to one in December 2015.
**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 – January 2016.pdf