“Bamahane”

The month of February saw a decrease in attacks both in the Judea and Samaria region and in the areas surrounding the Gaza Strip, though the city of Be’er Sheva was hit with its first Grad missile since Operation Cast Lead

Date: 03/03/2011, 9:22 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

The month of February, 2011, saw a decrease in attacks as opposed to the month of January. In February, there were 61 attacks as opposed to January’s 83, according to a report published by the Israel Security Agency (ISA) on Thursday (March 3). The report highlights a particularly sharp decrease in attacks in the areas surrounding the Gaza Strip, which saw 18 attacks this month as opposed to January’s 30.

The report also highlights a decrease in the Judea and Samaria region with 23 total attacks as opposed to the previous month. Despite this, the number of attacks in the Judea and Samaria region is still higher than that of the last few months in 2010, December seeing 18 attacks and October and November seeing 20. In the Gaza Strip region, along with the decrease in attacks, a Grad missile landed in the city of Be’er Sheva for the first time since Operation Cast Lead. Four Israeli civilians were treated for shock as a result.

According to the report in the Jerusalem region the number of attacks has not changed with 20 attacks overall. In terms of terror attacks, Molotov cocktails thrown at security forces injured two security personnel on February 26th.

According to the ISA, during the month of February 6 rockets and 19 mortar shells (in 14 attacks) were launched at Israel. In January, 17 rockets and 26 mortar shells (in 25 attacks) were launched at Israel