Jerusalem, 24 May 2002

Breakdown of terror attacks foiled since conclusion of Operation Defensive Shield
(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Office)

32 terror attacks have been foiled or disrupted since the conclusion of Operation Defensive Shield (April 24, 2002) until yesterday (May 23, 2002). Following is the breakdown by terrorist organization:

  • Hamas – 8 attacks.
  • Palestinian Islamic Jihad – 7 attacks.
  • Fatah – 9 attacks.
  • Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) – 3 attacks.
  • Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) – 1 attack.
  • Organization unknown – 3 attacks

    The above refers to the foiling of concrete attacks that were already in an advanced stage of execution.