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Monday, January 7, 2013
Israel Security Agency - Terror Data and Trends Monthly Summary December 2012

Israel Security Agency
Terror Data and Trends
Monthly Summary December 2012
http://www.shabak.gov.il/English/EnTerrorData/Reports/Pages/Dec12report-en.aspx

Throughout December 2012 112 terror attacks were recorded, most (81) took
place in the Judea and Samaria area, and some (30) in Jerusalem. No rocket
launchings into Israel were recorded in December. De facto, Israel
experienced one single attack from the Gaza Strip (two mortar shell
launchings), following Operation Pillar of Defense (November 14-21, 2012)
and the understanding between Hamas and Israel regarding the cease-fire.

The number of local terror attacks remains high: the Judea and Samaria area
with 69 firebombs throwing and one stabbing attack; Jerusalem with 30
firebombs throwing and a run-over attack.

Amongst this month's casualties, three Israeli security officials were
injured: two were stabbed in Samaria (December 3), one was run over by car
in Jerusalem (December 23).

Data regarding terror attacks in December 2012

Following is a regional distribution of attacks:

One attack from the Gaza Strip (637 in November, 96 in October); 81 attacks
in the Judea and Samaria (122 in November, 39 in October); 30 attacks in
Jerusalem (44 in November, 31 in October).

Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in December
(98 out of 111) were in the form of firebombs (November: 156 out of 166,
October: 68 out of 70).

Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:
Following is a distribution of attacks in December 2012 according to
regions:

The Gaza Strip one attack: mortar shell launching.

Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem 111 attacks: 6 IED; 3 grenade throwing; 2
small arms shooting; 1 stabbing;1 run over (in Jerusalem); 98 firebombs (29
in Jerusalem).

Compared to last month (November): 166 attacks: 2 stabbing (in Jerusalem); 2
IED; 3 small arms shooting; 1 grenade throwing; 2 object/ stone throwing;
156 firebombs (42 in Jerusalem).

High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai

Throughout December 2012 no rocket launchings into Israel were recorded. De
facto, Israel experienced one single attack from the Gaza Strip (two mortar
shell launchings) compared to 1,734 rockets and 83 mortar shells in November
(in 633 attacks), and 116 rockets and 55 mortar shells in October (in 92
attacks).

Amongst this month's casualties, three Israeli security officials were
injured

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