December’s terror attacks wounded 6 Israelis (two civilians and four security personnel). Two of the injuries resulted from shooting attacks: an Israeli civilian was injured in Aboud near Ramallah (19 December), and a security officer was injured in Balata refugee camp in Nablus (23 December). Three of the Israelis were injured in stabbing attacks: two security personnel in Jerusalem (14 December), and one civilian in Efrat/Gush Etzion (23 December). Another security officer was injured in an IED attack in Beit Ummar in the Hebron area (17 December).
Data regarding terror attacks in December 2016:
Following is a regional distribution of attacks:
1 attack from the Gaza Strip (2 in November); 87 attacks in Judea and Samaria (84 in November); 10 attacks in Jerusalem (9 in November).
Jerusalem and the J&S area – most attacks executed in December (67 out of 97) were firebomb attacks (November: 72 out of 93 attacks).
Following is the distribution of attacks executed in December by region and type of attack:
One attack from the Gaza Strip – a shooting attack.
In J&S and Jerusalem – 97 attacks: 19 IED attacks (including pipe bombs and improvised grenades); 9 small arms shooting attacks; 2 stabbings (1 in Jerusalem); 67 firebomb attacks (9 in Jerusalem).
High-trajectory shooting from the Gaza Strip and Sinai
Throughout December 2016, as in the previous month, no rockets or mortar shells were launched** from the Gaza Strip toward Israel.
** Clarification: the number of launches 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 launches, that is, three rockets/mortar shells, and so it will be counted as one attack and three launches.