Summary of terrorist activity against Israel in April

Three Israelis were wounded in stabbings and two rockets were fired at Eilat last month

Date: 03/05/2012, 10:54 AM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

Following the escalation in the south in March, the month of April saw a decrease in the number of terrorist attacks against Israel. According to an Israel Security Agency report published on Wednesday (May 2), there were 70 terrorist attacks in April, compared to 229 in March.

The decline was particularly evident in the Gaza Strip region, where only nine attacks occurred in April, compared to 157 in March and 31 in February.

There was also a decline in other regions: 36 attacks in Judea and Samaria, compared to 43 in March; and 24 attacks in Jerusalem, compared to 29 attacks in March.

On the other hand, it should be noted that two rockets were launched from the Sinai Peninsula toward Eilat on the eve of Passover (April 5).

Three Israelis were injured in stabbing attacks in April. There were two stabbing attacks in Jerusalem (April 2 and 19) and one in Kfar Saba (April 24).

During the month of April, 10 rockets were fired at Israel, compared to 173 rockets and 35 mortars in March.