May’s terrorist attacks did not result in any fatalities, but injured 12 Israelis – 4 civilians and 8 security personnel: 5 were injured in stabbing attacks (the 4 civilians in Jerusalem and one soldier in Tel Aviv); 3 security personnel were injured in a ramming attack near Beitunia/Ramallah (Judea), 2 in IED attacks in Hizma (north-east of Jerusalem) and Isawiya (northern Jerusalem), and 2 as a result of firebomb attacks in Isawiya.
As in April, May saw no Jewish terrorist attacks.
Data regarding terror attacks in May 2016
Following is a regional distribution of attacks: 16 attack from the Gaza Strip, (3 in April); 67 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (75 in April); 17 attacks in Jerusalem (35 in April); 1 within the "Green Line" (2 in April).
Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in May 65 out of 84 were in the form of firebombs (April: 91 out of 110).
Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:
Following is a distribution of attacks in May 2016 according to regions:
The Gaza Strip – 16 attacks: 2 rocket launchings; 12 mortar shell launchings; 2 small arms shooting.
Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 84 attacks: 11 IED (including pipe bombs and improvised grenade) (1 in Jerusalem); 4 small arms shooting; 3 stabbing (in Jerusalem); 1 run over; 65 firebombs (13 in Jerusalem).
The "Green Line" – one stabbing attack in Tel Aviv.
High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai
Throughout May 2016 three rockets were launched** from the Gaza Strip towards Israel (within 2 attacks) and 19 mortar shells (within 12 attacks), as opposed to April in which no rockets or mortar shells were launched.
**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.