Israel Security Agency Terror Data and Trends Monthly Summary – November
Israel Defense Forces operation Pillar of Defense took place on November
14-21, 2012. Throughout the operation, Israel absorbed a barrage of high
trajectory launchings from the Gaza Strip – over 1,700 rockets and nearly
100 mortar shells.
In response to the operation, Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria also saw
an increase in the level of violence. The Judea and Samaria area with 122
attacks (98 occurred during the operation), as opposed to 39 in October; and
Jerusalem with 44 attacks (27 occurred during the operation), as opposed to
31 in October.
Five attacks inside the Green Line were recorded to have occurred this month
(one IED attack in Tel Aviv, two stabbing attacks in Be'er Sheva and Sdei
Avraham in southern Israel, and two firebomb attacks near Wadi Ara and
Nitzanei Oz, as well as three rocket attacks executed from Sinai against
Israel during the operation.
Six Israelis were killed (4 citizens and 2 soldiers) by Gazan rockets fired
into Israel during the operation. 269 Israelis were wounded, of which 231
were injured during the operation, most (218) suffered light injuries.
Amongst Israeli casualties, three were stabbed (two in Jerusalem on November
2 and 6; one in Be'er Sheva on November 28), 29 civilians were wounded by an
IED attack on a Tel Aviv bus (November 21). Four Israelis were injured by
firebombs / stone throwing in Judea: three civilians (a woman seriously
wounded), and a security officer wounded near Nitzanei Oz.
Data regarding terror attacks in November 2012
Following is a regional distribution of attacks:
637 attacks from the Gaza Strip (96 in October); 122 attacks in the Judea
and Samaria (39 in October); 44 attacks in Jerusalem (31 in October); 5
attacks within the "Green Line"; 3 attacks executed from Sinai.
Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in November
(156 out of 166) were in the form of firebombs (October: 68 out of 70).
Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:
Following is a distribution of attacks in November 2012 according to
The Gaza Strip – 637 attacks: 598 rocket launchings; 32 mortar shell
launchings; 1 small arms shooting; 1 IED; 3 AT; 1 AA; 1 explosive tunnel
Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 166 attacks: 2 stabbing (in Jerusalem); 2
IED; 3 small arms shooting; 1 grenade throwing; 2 object/ stone throwing;
156 firebombs (42 in Jerusalem).
The Green Line – 5 attacks: 2 stabbing; 1 IED; 2 firebombs.
Sinai – 3 rocket attacks.
High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai
Throughout November 2012, 1,734 rockets and 83 mortar shells were launched
towards Israel, (in 633 attacks), compared to 116 rockets and 55 mortar
shells, in October (in 92 attacks).