April 2016 saw a continued decrease in the number of attacks: 115 (92 of which were firebomb attacks), as opposed to 123 in March. The decrease was evident in most regions: 75 attacks were executed in Judea and Samaria, compared to 81 in March; 35 attacks took place in Jerusalem compared to 36 in March; 3 attacks originated from the Gaza Strip, compared to 4 in March; and 2 attacks took place within the Green Line, as in March.


April’s terrorist attacks caused 18 non-fatal casualties, most of which (16) were injured in an IED attack in Jerusalem on 18 April. In addition, on 3 April, one civilian was injured in a stabbing attack in Rosh HaAyin and one border-police member was injured in a firebomb attack in Isawiya (Jerusalem). 

No Jewish terrorist attacks were perpetrated in April.

Data regarding terror attacks in April 2016

Following is a regional distribution of attacks:  3 attack from the Gaza Strip, (4 in March); 75 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (81 in March); 35 attacks in Jerusalem (36 in March); 2 within the "Green Line" (as in March).

Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in April 91 out of 110 were in the form of firebombs (March: 92 out of 117).


Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:

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


The Gaza Strip3 attacks: 2 small arms shooting; 1 IED.

Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 110 attacks: 17 IED (including pipe bombs and improvised grenade) (2 in Jerusalem); 1 small arms shooting; 1 stabbing; 91 firebombs (33 in Jerusalem).

The "Green Line" 2 attacks: 1 stabbing in Rosh HaAyin; 1firebomb (in Jaffa).


High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai

Throughout April 2016 no rockets or mortar shells were launched** from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, as opposed to 5 rockets (within 2 attacks) in March.


**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.