The latest cycle of Palestinian violence against Israeli civilians began in fall 2015, and has been ongoing. 39 Israelis and 2 Americans have been killed. This violence includes unruly riots, shootings, stabbings, car rammings, hurled IED’s and rock attacks that are taking place throughout the country.
The IDF (Zahal) and its troops continue to work tirelessly with its partners in the Defense Establishment to protect themselves and ensure security for Israel’s civilians, in accordance with government directives.
Terror attacks by the numbers:
- 147 Stabbings
- 51 Shootings
- 30 Car Rammings
- 1 Suicide Bombing
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3:00 P.M. – Attempted stabbing attack on IDF (Zahal) soldiers outside of Nablus. Soldiers responded to threat by shooting attacker.
1:40 P.M. – Palestinian assailant from village north of Hebron stabbed 2 IDF (Zahal) soldiers southwest of Bethlehem. Soldiers responded to the threat, shot at the attacker and detained him. The 2 soldiers were wounded, as well as the attacker.
11:30 P.M. – Shooting attack northeast of Hebron. 1 Israeli injured.
3:35 P.M. – Palestinian car rammed into military vehicle in Neve Daniel, near Bethlehem. 3 IDF (Zahal) soldiers injured. Assailant underwent emergency care.
6:10 P.M. – Attempted stabbing attack on IDF (Zahal) soldier outside of Ariel. Soldier responded to threat by shooting and detaining attacker.
3:00 P.M. – One killed and three wounded in shooting attack on family driving south of Hebron.
Vehicle of family shot in attack near Hebron on July 1, 2016
7:05 P.M. – Assailant from Tulkarem area stabbed and wounded two civilians in Netanya. Attacker shot.
9:00 A.M. – Terrorist stabbed and killed 13-year-old girl sleeping in her bed in Kiryat Arba. Member of Security Personnel was stabbed during rescue. Attacker shot and killed.
The room of the 13-year-old girl killed after the attack in Kiryat Arba
4:30 P.M. – Assailant accelerated and rammed her car into a stationary car near Kiryat Arba, wounding 2 civilians. Forces responded and shot attacker.
5:40 P.M. – Assailant attempted to stab IDF (Zahal) soldiers at a security post near Nablus. Attacker was shot.
9:30 P.M. – Terrorists kill 4 people at popular mall in central Tel Aviv. Attackers were apprehended.
12:00 A.M. – Assailant opened fire at moving vehicles outside of Ramallah. No injuries were reported.
11:00 P.M. – Shots were fired at a civilian bus south of Nablus. No injuries were reported.
Aftermath of the shooting attack
1:00 P.M. – Assailant armed with knife attempted to stab soldier at IDF (Zahal) post near Tulkarem. Forces responded to threat and shot the attacker.
7:30 P.M – Assailant attacked IDF (Zahal) soldier with screwdriver in Tel Aviv. Attacker was apprehended.
11:15 P.M. – Gunman opened fire at a civilian bus 30 minutes south of Jerusalem. No injuries reported.
Bullet hole from shooting attack on May 21st.
10:00 A.M – 20-year-old assailant with knife stabbed Israeli man in center of Jerusalem. Assailant apprehended.
9:50 P.M. – A roadside IED exploded and seriously injured an IDF (Zahal) officer. He was evacuated for emergency treatment.
9:00 A.M. – 2 elderly women stabbed in Jerusalem by 2 assailants. Victims moderately wounded.
7:20 P.M. – Assailant rammed car into 3 IDF (Zahal) soldiers at junction near Dolev, northwest of Ramallah. Victims were taken to hospital for emergency care. Attacker shot.
10:50 P.M. – Assailant stabbed Israeli man in Jerusalem. Victim moderately injured.
6:00 P.M. – Hamas terrorist detonated explosive device on public bus in Jerusalem, injuring 20.
Aftermath of Jerusalem terror attack on April 18th
3:15 P.M. – Assailant armed with ax attacked IDF (Zahal) soldier guarding south of Bethlehem. In response to immediate threat, forces shot attacker.
Ax used in attack on April 14th 2016
1:40 P.M. – Palestinian woman stabbed Israeli woman in Rosh HaAyin, 17 miles outside of Tel Aviv. Assailant was apprehended.
8:30 A.M. – Two assailants stabbed soldier at military post in Hebron. Forces responded and shot the attackers.
9:30 A.M. – 17-year-old Palestinian stabbed security personnel near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. Assailant was shot.
3:15 P.M. – Attempted stabbing attack at the Gush Etzion Junction.
11:30 A.M. – 2 assailants stabbed and wounded IDF (Zahal) soldier at Ariel Junction. Soldier was on her way home from base at the time of the attack. She was evacuated to hospital for medical treatment. Forces responded and shot attackers.
7:20 A.M. – Additional attack at entrance to Kiryat Arba, east of Hebron. Vehicle rammed into IDF (Zahal) vehicle, wounding two IDF (Zahal) soldiers and an officer.They were evacuated to the hospital for medical treatment. Knives were found on the attacker. Assailant was shot.
7:05 A.M. – Two assailants fired at pedestrians at bus stop at entrance to Kiryat Arba, east of Hebron. Forces responded to threat and shot assailants. IDF (Zahal) soldier wounded and evacuated to hospital for medical treatment.
Guns used in shooting attack next to Kiryat Arba on March 14th
10:20 P.M. – 2 IDF (Zahal) soldiers injured in shooting attack near Ramallah.
2:35 P.M. – Stabbing attack in Old City of Jerusalem. Assailant, 19, has been arrested,
11:00 A.M. – IED exploded near Jewish community of Otniel, damaging a civilian vehicle.
8:00 A.M. – 2 assailants opened fire towards public bus in Jerusalem, injuring one critically. Same assailants went on to carry out shooting attack at Damascus Gate.
6:22 P.M. – Major stabbing attack leaves 1 dead & 9 injured in one of Tel Aviv-Jaffa’s most frequently visited tourist sites.
5:00 P.M. – 2 Israeli police officers seriously injured at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem.
4:28 P.M. – 1 Israeli injured in stabbing attack in Petach Tikvah.
7:45 A.M. – Assailant rammed vehicle into a soldier guarding the Gush Etzion Junc. Soldier wounded. Forces responded to the threat & shot attacker.
7:00 A.M. – Israeli man attacked by two assailants with clubs and a knife outside his home in the Eli community, north of Jerusalem. Attackers were shot to prevent further civilian injuries.
1:15 A.M. – Assailant attacked mall security guard with ax in Ma’ale Adumim, near Jerusalem. Security guard was seriously injured. Attacker was arrested.
5:00 P.M. – Attempted stabbing attack at a security crossing near Ramallah.
12:25 A.M. – Attacker stabbed Cpt. (res.) Eliav Gelman at Gush Etzion Junction. Forces fired towards assailant to thwart attack. Gelman succumbed to his wounds.
10:30 A.M. – Assailant stabbed two Border Policemen at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. They were evacuated to hospital. Attacker shot.
4:55 P.M. – Palestinian teenagers stabbed and killed Staff Sgt. Tuvia (Yanai) Weissman while shopping at a supermarket north of Jerusalem. Attackers shot and evacuated to hospital.
11:00 P.M. – Two assailants opened fire at security forces near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. Forces responded to threat and shot attackers.
Weapon from attack near Damascus Gate on February 14th
5:45 P.M. – Palestinian woman attempted to stab security forces in Hebron. Assailant shot.
11:00 A.M. – Two assailants hurled rocks at passing vehicles west of Jenin. When forces arrived at the scene, they were fired at by assailant. Forces responded to the threat and fired towards the attackers.
6:50 P.M. – Car ramming attack outside of Jerusalem. Two Border Police officers injured.
5:00 P.M. – Israeli civilian stabbed and moderately injured in Gush Etzion.
9:20 A.M. – Assailant stabbed IDF (Zahal) soldier at Central Bus Station in Ashkelon, wounding him lightly. Attacker apprehended.
5:20 P.M. – Assailant stabbed sixty-year-old woman in southern city of Rahat.
11:20 A.M. – 2 teenage girls stabbed security guard at Ramla bus station in central Israel. Assailants apprehended.
3:00 P.M. – 3 terrorists armed with guns, knives, and explosives attacked 2 Border Policewomen in Jerusalem. Border Policewoman, Corporal Hadar Cohen, was killed in the attack. Assailants shot.
Weapons used in Jerusalem attack on February 4th
7:45 A.M. – Forces identified suspect infiltrating security fence near community of Sal’it, east of Kfar Saba. When forces arrived, assailant drew knife and attempted to stab soldiers. Attacker shot.
3:15 P.M. – Suspect attempted to ram vehicle into IDF (Zahal) soldiers manning checkpoint on Route 443. Force responded to danger and shot assailant.
11:15 A.M. – Gunman opened fire near Beit El, wounding three IDF (Zahal) soldiers. Forces responded to attack and shot assailant.
6:00 P.M. – Two assailants stabbed Jewish man at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem.
11:20 P.M. – Assailant stabbed Israeli man in Givat Ze’ev, outside of Jerusalem. Victim critically wounded. Assailant apprehended.
4:20 P.M. – Forces prevent stabbing attack at Kalandia Crossing. Suspect arrested and in custody.
5:30 P.M. – Two assailants stabbed two women outside a supermarket in the community of Beit Horon. 23-year-old, Shlomit Krigman, was killed in the attack. Two explosive devices were found near area of the attack. Assailants shot.
Shlomit Krigman, 23, killed in Beit Horon terror attack.
9:30 P.M. – A gunman opened fire at a vehicle driving near the community of Dolev.
Vehicle damaged from shooting attack
2:00 A.M. – Gunman shot at Israeli forces during a patrol in Tulkarem, wounding IDF (Zahal) soldier.
10:30 A.M. – 30-year-old pregnant woman stabbed in Tekoa, near Jerusalem.
30-year-old woman wounded from stabbing attack near Jerusalem
5:40 P.M. – Palestinian terrorist broke into home in community of Otniel and stabbed Dafna Meir (38) to death. Forces apprehended the attacker.
2:00 P.M. – Palestinian assailant attempted to stab IDF (Zahal) soldiers on patrol near Nablus. Forces responded and fired towards attacker.
1:30 P.M. – Assailant attacked military vehicle near Nablus and proceeded to stab and wound IDF (Zahal) officer. Forced fired towards attacker.
9:00 A.M. – Palestinian armed with knife attempted to stab IDF (Zahal) soldier at Beit Einun Junction, northeast of Hebron. Forces responded and thwarted attack.
2:00 P.M. – Palestinian attacker armed with knife attempted to stab soldier near Hebron. Forces responded to threat and fired towards assailant.
11:00 A.M. – Palestinian armed with knife attempted stab soldier southwest of Jenin. Forces shot and thwarted assailant.
7:00 A.M. – Two assailants attempted to stab IDF (Zahal) soldiers at security crossing near Beka’ot. Forces shot assailants and stopped the attack.
10:30 P.M. – Palestinian armed with knife attempted to stab IDF (Zahal) soldiers at checkpoint near Hebron. Forces thwarted attack and shot assailant.
8:30 P.M. – Three attackers armed with knives attempted to stab IDF (Zahal) soldiers guarding at Gush Etzion Junction. Forces thwarted attack and shot assailants.
8:50 A.M. – Assailant stabbed IDF (Zahal) soldier at Gush Etzion Junction. Forces responded and shot attacker.
6:20 P.M. – IDF (Zahal) soldier wounded from gunfire during security check south of Hebron.
2:20 P.M. – Gunman opened fire at Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, wounding IDF (Zahal) soldier.
Assailant shot and killed 2 people and injured 7 in a central Tel Aviv pub.
12:15 P.M. – Palestinian attacker rammed vehicle into forces near Huwara, wounding IDF (Zahal) soldier. Forces responded to threat and shot assailant.
2:00 P.M. – Two Palestinians stabbed and wounded soldier in Huwara, near Nablus. Attackers shot.
7:30 A.M. – Palestinian assailant stabbed IDF (Zahal) soldier near Jerusalem’s central bus station. Soldier lightly injured. Assailant arrested.
Knife used in Jerusalem stabbing attack on December 27th
4:20 P.M. – Palestinian rammed car into IDF (Zahal) forces south of Nablus, wounding a soldier. Forces responded and shot the assailant.
4:55 P.M. – Attempted car ramming attack in Silwad. Assailant shot.
10:30 A.M. – A Palestinian armed with screwdriver approached checkpoint near Hebron and attempted to stab forces. Forces responded and shot perpetrator.
9:20 A.M. – A Palestinian armed with a knife stabbed two people in Ariel. The two victims were security personnel. They respond and shot assailant.
1:20 P.M. – Two assailants stabbed 3 Israeli civilians near Jerusalem’s Jaffa Gate. 2 people succumbed to their wounds. Assailants shot.
Knives used in Jerusalem stabbing attack on December 23rd.
10:00 P.M. – A gunman shot at IDF (Zahal) forces, damaging a military post near Hebron.
1:00 P.M. – Assailant attempted to stab soldiers in Hebron. Assailant arrested and evacuated for medical treatment.
4:20 P.M. – Palestinian stabbed 3 Israelis in Raanana. Assailant arrested.
4:45 P.M. – Car ramming attack thwarted during violent riot near Ramallah. Assailant shot.
3:20 P.M. – Palestinian assailant attempted to ram vehicle into security forces at Kalandia Crossing. Assailant shot.
11:30 A.M. – Palestinian with knife attempted to stab forces after being approached for questioning. Perpetrator shot.
7:00 P.M. – Israeli woman wounded after rocks were hurled at her vehicle near Beit Arye.
3:30 P.M. – Driver rams vehicle at pedestrians at entrance to Jerusalem, injuring 11. An ax was found in car. Assailant shot.
Aftermath of Jerusalem car ramming attack
3:50 P.M. – Palestinian woman attempted to stab a civilian in Hebron. IDF (Zahal) forces shot and apprehended the attacker.
1:00 P.M. – Assailant attempted to ram vehicle into security forces near Hebron. Forces responded to threat and shot attacker.
11:45 A.M. – Gunman shot at security personnel at Gilboa Crossing. Guards responded and shot assailant.
4:15 P.M. – Hamas operative rammed vehicle into 4 soldiers near Beit Arye in Western Samaria. Forces uncovered rifle and stun grenade inside vehicle. Attacker was arrested.
8:00 P.M. – Shots fired from a passing vehicle near Tulkarm in northern Samaria injured 2 Israelis.
1:05 P.M. – Assailant stabbed soldier and civilian near Hebron. Assailant shot.
3:45 P.M. – Attacker stabbed Israeli next to Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. Assailant shot.
8:00 P.M. – 21-year-old assailant rammed his vehicle into 2 pedestrians and proceeded to leave car and stab a police officer in Jerusalem. Assailant shot.
3:20 P.M. – 2 soldiers injured in car ramming attack near Ramallah. Attacker shot.
1:50 P.M. – Attacker stabbed soldier during security check near Ramallah. Assailant shot.
1:00 A.M. – Two assailants stabbed and wounded soldier in Hebron. Assailants shot.
9:00 P.M. – Attacker opened fire at Israeli vehicle near Ramallah.
5:45 P.M. – Police officer stabbed near Old City of Jerusalem. Assailant shot.
11:30 A.M. – Soldier and pedestrian wounded after gunman opened fire at checkpoint near Jerusalem. Assailant shot.
10:30 A.M. – Attempted stabbing attack near Nablus. Assailant shot.
8:30 A.M. – Palestinian armed with knife attempted to stab Israeli outside Jerusalem. Assailant shot.
10:05 A.M. – Woman injured in stabbing attack at bus stop in Jerusalem.
8:30 A.M. – Border Policeman injured in stabbing attack near Old City of Jerusalem. Assailant shot and killed.
1:00 P.M. – 6 soldiers injured in car ramming attack near Hebron. Assailant shot.
7:30 A.M. – 2 soldiers injured in car ramming attack at bus station near Jerusalem. Assailant shot before causing further damage.
11:00 A.M. – Attempted stabbing attack of Border Policemen at Tapuah Junction. Assailant shot.