Increase in terrorist attacks in October

Main source of increase was rise in rocket fire from the Gaza Strip

Date: 07/11/2011, 5:28 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

In October 2011, there was an increase in the number of terrorist attacks carried out against Israel – 80, compared to 68 in September.
The data was published in a monthly report released by the Israel Security Agency.

In October, 46 attacks originated in the Gaza Strip, compared to 12 in September.

However, the number of attacks in Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria region decreased slightly. In Jerusalem, there were six attacks, compared to 17 the previous month. In Judea and Samaria there were 28 attacks, compared to 39 the previous month.

One Israeli was killed in Ashkelon on October 29 as the result of a rocket fired by terrorists in the Gaza Strip.

In October, 52 rockets and six mortars were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip, compared to eight rockets and two mortars in September.