Significant increase in terrorist attacks during February

100 attacks executed against Israel in the Gaza Strip, Judea and Samaria and the Jerusalem area, 36 rockets and mortar shells fired at Israeli communities

Date: 04/03/2012, 6:56 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

The rise in the number of attacks against Israel was recorded on all fronts. The increase in Gaza-based attacks, with31 attacks in comparison with 15 in January, is also due to an increase in rocket launchings against Israel: 36 launchings compared to 9 in January
In Judea Samaria and Jerusalem region most attacks are in the form of explosives. The increase in attacks Judea and Samaria included 42 attacks, as opposed to 27 in January, in Jerusalem 27 attacks were reported, as opposed to 14 in January
Terrorist attacks conducted this month resulted in two injuries: one Israeli citizen on February 10 as a result of rocket launchings by terrorists from the Gaza Strip at Israeli southern civilian communities, as well as a foreign reporter on February 14 who was wounded by an explosive in Jerusalem
In the Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria region, most attacks executed in February (67 out of 69) were in the form of explosives.

Throughout February 2012, 36 rockets and one mortar shell were fired by Gaza Strip terrorists towards Israel southern civilian communities in 28 attacks, as compared to 9 rockets and 7 mortar shells launched during the month of January in 14 attacks.