The number of attacks in September 2016 increased compared to that of the previous month: 109 (78 of which were firebomb attacks), compared to 93 attacks in August. 78 attacks were executed in Judea and Samaria in September (77 in August); 26 took place in Jerusalem, (13 in August); and 5 attacks originated from the Gaza Strip (3 in August).

Ten Israelis were injured in September’s terror attacks: a female civilian was slightly injured on 27 September as a result of a firebomb attack on an Israeli vehicle in Nablus, and nine security personnel were injured, 6 of them in stabbing attacks – 2 in Hebron on 16-17 September, 2 on Salah al-Din St. in Jerusalem on 19 September, one at the entrance to Efrat in Gush Etzion on 18 September, and one at Qalandiya/Atarot checkpoint in northern Jerusalem on 30 September. Another soldier was wounded on 1 September in a shooting attack near Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus, and two soldiers were wounded on 20 September in a pipe-bomb attack at Dheisheh refugee camp near Bethlehem.

Data regarding terror attacks in September 2016

Following is a regional distribution of attacks:  5 attack from the Gaza Strip, (3 in August); 78 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (77 in August); 26 attacks in Jerusalem (13 in August).

Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in September 77 out of 104 were in the form of firebombs (August: 73 out of 90). 

Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:

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

The Gaza Strip – 5 attacks: 1 rocket launching; 3 small arms shooting; 1 firebomb.

Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 104 attacks: 19 IED (including pipe bombs and improvised grenade); 2 small arms shooting; 6 stabbing (1 in Jerusalem); 77 firebombs (25 in Jerusalem).

High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai

Throughout September 2016 one rocket was launched** from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, as in August.

**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.