The number of attacks in June 2016 was similar to that of May: 103 (86 of which were firebomb attacks), compared to 101. A decrease in the number of attacks was evident in the Gaza Strip: one attack originated there in June, as opposed to 16 in May. The other regions, however, saw an increase in the number of attacks in June compared to the preceding month: 71 attacks in Judea and Samaria (67 in May); 29 attacks in Jerusalem (17 in May), and two attacks within the Green Line (one in May).

Five Israelis were killed and 21 injured in June’s terror attacks. Most of the fatalities were registered during the shooting in Tel Aviv on 8 June that left four dead and 15 wounded. An Israeli teenager was stabbed to death on 30 June in Qiryat Arba, Hebron, and another civilian was moderately injured.

Other injuries: 2 civilians in a vehicle ramming attack near Qiryat Arba (24 June); a member of the security forces in a firebomb attack in Isawiya, northern Jerusalem, (29 June); 2 civilians in a stabbing attack in Netanya on 30 June.

Jewish terror attacks: two vehicles were set on fire on 10 June in Yafa An-Naseriyye, Nazareth. Three other vehicles were covered in graffiti with the slogans "Price tag", "We’ll kill you", and "Revenge".


Data regarding terror attacks in June 2016

Following is a regional distribution of attacks:  1 attack from the Gaza Strip, (16 in May); 71 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (67 in May); 29 attacks in Jerusalem (17 in May); 2 within the "Green Line" (1 in May).

Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in June 86 out of 100 were in the form of firebombs (May: 65 out of 84). 



Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:

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


The Gaza Strip – one attack: small arms shooting.

Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 100 attacks: 10 IED (including pipe bombs and improvised grenade); 2 small arms shooting; 1 stabbing; 1 run over; 86 firebombs (29 in Jerusalem).

The "Green Line" – 2 attacks: shooting attack in Tel Aviv; stabbing attack in Netanya.


High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai

 Throughout June 2016 no rockets or mortar shells were launched** from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, as opposed to May in which three rockets were launched** (within 2 attacks) and 19 mortar shells (within 12 attacks).


**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.