In the past 12 months the lives of thousands of Israelis have been threatened by Palestinian terror. Driving your car, taking the bus, or simply walking around- daily routine has become dangerous to Israelis. Here is a recap of all the main terrorist attacks against Israelis in the last year.
October 22- A 20 year old Palestinian terrorist, Abed a-Rahman a-Shalud, drove his car into a Jerusalem light rail station, killing a three-month-old infant, Haya Zissel Braun, and a 22 year-old Ecuatorian, Karen Mosquera, and injuring seven others.
November 10- A Palestinian stabbed an IDF (Zahal) soldier near the Haganah train station in Tel Aviv. The soldier, Almog Shilony, was evacuated to the hospital in critical condition. He succumbed to his wounds later that evening.
November 18- While morning prayers were underway, a terrorist went on a killing spree in a synagogue in Har Nof, Jerusalem, killing five people and injuring seven.
December 12- A terrorist attacked a Jewish family with acid in the Gush Etzion region south of Jerusalem, wounding six people including young children.
December 25- A molotov cocktail was thrown at a car by Palestinians near the Ma’ale Shomron community in the Samaria region, leading an 11 year-old girl to suffer third degree wounds to over 50% of her body.
January 21- A Palestinian terrorist injured 12 people in a stabbing attack on a bus in Tel Aviv.
February 22- An 18 year-old Palestinian stabbed a 27 year-old Israeli civilian in Jerusalem.
March 6- A man drove his car into a light train station in Jerusalem, wounding five Israeli security officers and an Israeli civilian.
March 25- A 16 year old Palestinian stabbed an Israeli border policeman near Jerusalem.
April 8- Three IDF (Zahal) soldiers were stabbed by a Palestinian while they were performing routine patrols in Samaria.
April 15- Khaled Koutineh, a 37-year old Palestinian, rammed his car into Israelis waiting at a bus stop in Jerusalem, killing one man and injuring a woman.
May 14- Four Israelis were injured when Muhammad al-Rafiya, a Palestinian who had earlier been arrested and imprisoned for throwing rocks and possessing an illegal firearm, slammed his car into a group of Israelis as they were waiting at a bus station.
June 19- A terrorist named Mohammed Abu Shaheen stopped an Israeli vehicle near the Ein Buvin Spring in the Dolev community, pretending to ask for directions. When the vehicle stopped, Abu Shaheen opened fire, moderately injuring one civilian and severely injuring Danny Gonen, who later succumbed to his wounds.
Jun. 29- Four Israelis were shot and injured in a drive-by shooting attack near Shilo. One of them died in the hospital the next day.
July 15- A Palestinian stabbed an IDF (Zahal) soldier at a security post in the Shiloh Junction. Forces arrested the assailant.
August 4- A molotov cocktail was hurled at Israeli vehicle in Jerusalem. Three people were injured.
- August 6- A vehicle intentionally hit soldiers near Nablus, three were injured.
- August 9- Palestinian assailants stabbed an Israeli civilian at a gas station.
- August 15- A Palestinian stabbed a soldier on route 443 near Jerusalem.
- August 15- An Israel Border Police officer was stabbed at a junction south of Nablus.
- August 17- An assailant attempted to stab a Border Police officer at Tapuah Junction.
For many Israelis, each moment spent driving or waiting for the bus is a threat to their lives. Our soldiers continue to stand guard, ensuring that civilians all around the country can enjoy their holiday.