The number of attacks in July 2016 was similar to that of the previous month: 101 attacks (73 of which were firebomb attacks), compared to 103 in June. 77 attacks were executed in Judea and Samaria, compared to 71 in June. Jerusalem saw a decrease from 29 attacks in June to 23 in July. No attacks were executed within the Green Line (compared to 2 in June), and one attack originated from the Gaza Strip, as in June.

July’s terrorist attacks killed 1 Israeli and injured 7 – 4 civilians and 3 security personnel: most of the casualties (a fatality and three non-fatal casualties) were a result of a shooting attack in Otniel on 1 July; another civilian was injured in a shooting attack near Metzad/Bethlehem on 9 July; and 3 security personnel were slightly injured in Judea – one in a car-ramming attack near Neve Daniel/Gush Etzion on 6 July, and another two in a stabbing attack in Yatir/Hebron on 18 July.

Data regarding terror attacks in July 2016

Following is a regional distribution of attacks:  1 attack from the Gaza Strip, (as in June); 77 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (71 in June); 23 attacks in Jerusalem (29 in June).

Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in July 73 out of 100 were in the form of firebombs (June: 86 out of 100). 



Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:

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

The Gaza Strip – one attack: rocket launching.

Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 100 attacks: 19 IED (including pipe bombs and improvised grenade) (1 in Jerusalem); 6 small arms shooting; 1 stabbing; 1 run over; 73 firebombs (22 in Jerusalem).


High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai

Throughout July 2016 two rockets were launched** from the Gaza Strip towards Israel (within one attacks), as opposed to June in which no rockets or mortar shells were launched** towards Israel.



**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.