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Sunday, November 4, 2012
82% increase in attacks as compared to September: Terror Data and Trends Monthly summary October 2012

Israel Security Agency
Terror Data and Trends Monthly summary October 2012
http://www.shabak.gov.il/English/EnTerrorData/Reports/Pages/Oct12report-en.aspx

October saw a significant increase in the number of terrorist attacks: 166,
as opposed to 91 in September 2012. With that in the background, the
increase in the number of attacks coming from the Gaza Strip was (96 in
October, as opposed to 23 in September) due to a round of escalation in
southern Israel. 116 rockets and 55 mortar shells were fired against Israel.

The number of attacks in the Judea and Samaria stayed the same: 39 attacks,
similar to that in September. Jerusalem on the other hand saw a slight
increase in the number of attacks: 31 as opposed to 28 in September.

This month's terror attacks resulted in five casualties: An Israeli civilian
was injured by a firebomb in Samaria (October 21); an IDF officer was
injured in an IED attack on Gaza's border (October 23); and three foreign
workers were injured by rockets fired from Gaza towards Israel (October 24).

Data regarding terror attacks in October 2012

Following is a regional distribution of attacks:

96 attacks from the Gaza Strip (23 in September); 39 attacks in the Judea
and Samaria (as in September); 31 attacks in Jerusalem (28 in September).

Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in October
(68 out of 70) were in the form of firebombs (September: 65 out of 67).

Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:

Following is a distribution of attacks in October 2012 according to regions:

The Gaza Strip 96 attacks: 72 rocket launchings; 20 mortar shell
launchings; 1 small arms shooting; 2 IED; 1 AA.

Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem 70 attacks: 1 stabbing; 1 explosive device;
68 firebombs (31 in Jerusalem).

High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip

Throughout October 2012, 116 rockets and 55 mortar shells were launched
towards Israel, (in 92 attacks), compared to 17 rockets and 8 mortar shells,
in September (in 25 attacks).

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