March 2016 saw a continued decrease in the number of attacks: 123 (92 in the form of firebombs), as opposed to 155 in February. The decrease was evident in most regions: 81 attacks occurred in Judea and Samaria, compared to February’s 107; 36 attacks took place in Jerusalem (42 in February); and 2 attacks took place within the Green Line, compared to 4 in February. However, the number of attacks originating in the Gaza Strip increased: 4, compared to February’s 2.

 

March’s terrorist attacks killed one foreign national (in a stabbing attack in Jaffa on 8 March) and injured 26, 9 of which were injured in the abovementioned stabbing attack.

Among the non-fatal casualties, 13 civilians and 13 security forces personnel were wounded:

· 17 in stabbing attacks: 10 within the Green Line (9 in Jaffa, 1 in Petah Tikva), 1 in Jerusalem, and 7 in Judea and Samaria;

· 6 in shooting attacks (1 civilian in Jerusalem and 5 security forces personnel in Judea and Samaria);

· 2 security forces personnel in run-over attacks in Judea.

· One civilian in an attempted assault in Samaria.

No Jewish terrorist attacks were perpetrated in March.

Data regarding terror attacks in March 2016

Following is a regional distribution of attacks:  4 attack from the Gaza Strip, (2 in February); 81 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (107 in Feb.); 36 attacks in Jerusalem (42 in Feb.); 2 within the “Green Line” (4 in Feb.).

Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in March 92 out of 117 were in the form of firebombs (February: 116 out of 149). 

 

Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:

Following is a distribution of attacks in March 2016 according to regions:

The Gaza Strip4 attacks: 2 rocket launchings; 2 small arms shooting.

Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 117 attacks: 6 small arms shooting (2 in Jerusalem); 9 IED (including pipe bombs and improvised grenade); 6 stabbing (1 in Jerusalem); 2 run-over; 1 attempted assault; 92 firebombs (33 in Jerusalem).

The “Green Line” 2 stabbing  attacks (in Jaffa and Petah Tikva).

High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai

Throughout March 2016 5 rockets were launched** from the Gaza Strip towards Israel (within 2 attacks), as opposed to none 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.

 

Monthly Summary – March 2016

Monthly Summary – March 2016.pdf