ל”חומת shield” Decade: reduction of tens of percentage points in terrorist events

חיילי צה”ל בשכם, במהלך מבצע “חומת מגן”. צילום ארכיון: דובר צה”ל

That terrorist activity miger report led to a reduction in terrorism — which persists to this day. The OC Central command goes: we have all the tools to prepare for the next challenge.

תאריך: 29/03/2012, 13:47    
מחבר: פלורית שויחט, אתר צה”ל

Today, a decade ago to wide-scale military operation in the West Bank, under the name of operation defensive shield. During the operation, IDF forces operated in Palestinian cities.
PBX, including Jenin, Nablus, Bethlehem, Qalqiliya, Tulkarem and Ramallah, to eradicate the terror organizations, cane. The IDF decided to go on sale in the black following March, a month during which killed 105 civilians and 26 troops by terrorists, especially suicide bombers in Israel at the back of the head. The Park Hotel bombing in Netanya, where
At dinner the seder killed 30 people, was ה”טריגר” for large-scale action.

During the operation, many forces have been mobilized reserves, combined with infantry, armored forces
And regular engineering, and providing aerial shell, entered the fighting forces were killed.
29 IDF reserve Brigade basketball 5-gory battles in Georgia.
The soldiers were forced to fight dense areas in the heart of the civilian population, the Tin shgorami
It is used as a human shield. IDF fighter fighting urban guerrillas was a significant challenge, which went to lkachio the urban combat doctrine of the IDF in the future, and other armies.

Operation Defensive Shield was over on May 10, about a month from the beginning. A total of about 250 Palestinians were killed, more than half of them armed terrorists par excellence. Thousands were arrested, and many weapons were seized, including anti-tank missiles, rocket launchers and explosives.

ל”חומת shield” Decade: reduction of tens of percentage points in terrorist events

“Deterrence won’t last just for a good atmosphere.”

OC Central command, Maj. Gen. avi Mizrahi, told IDF website that
The message passed to terrorist organizations during the operation, whereby terrorism is not “worthwhile”, is the reality in the West Bank during the past decade – and strengthened the deterrence. However, Mizrahi noted that deterrence won’t last just for a good atmosphere or economics “.

A linked command significantly between Division today terrorism and the terror of the turbulent 2000 – a result of the operation defensive shield and the construction of the separation fence. “We need to see how we maintain the status quo in terms of terrorism.
As it is now, which is good for the nation Israel, and comfortable but not necessarily strategically.
I have to postpone the next round as far as possible, “said the champion. “We don’t make up our shift, his solution span generations, when we reach a State of mbshilim processes,” he said.

ל”חומת shield” Decade: reduction of tens of percentage points in terrorist events

He noted the importance of the Eastern champion ads of the spirit moves to Palestinians in Judea and in the Arab world: “understanding of the other side should be rooted
And what happens at the front, this is not the only mzrachns. We must recognize the signs to take a decision on the question should be asked is whether we are relevant to what is happening. “

Moreover, it stressed the importance of the operation process and the lessons that are relevant to different sectors in the army today. “We have to learn what was” protecting “and tbonnotheno on the military operation, but looking at how ‘ impossible to prepare for a war that was,” he said, “we have the tools to prepare for the challenge, and I hope you saved the current military situation.

Reduction of tens of percentage points in the number of terrorist attacks in Israel

A year after the operation, dozens of percentage reduction in the number of attacks
In the rear, even though Israel stopped. The decrease in the number of terror continues
Today.

פח”ע event summary tables in Judea and Samaria in the last five years, keeping even the steep indices. For that matter, in 2007 recorded in 461 in 2008 recorded firing, 86, in 2009 posted November 17, 2010, and in 2011 it comes in only 9 firing of hundreds of percent decrease.

In outlining the events in 2007 recorded 207 cases in 2008 registered 44 cases in 2009 were 25 cases, in 2010 was 20 and in 2011 were 17 cargo-only events.

ל”חומת shield” Decade: reduction of tens of percentage points in terrorist events

Although the events of throwing Molotov cocktails were very common, also decrease. In 2007 there were 555 cases in 2008 was increased to 672 cases, and since 2009 has a decrease in number: 518 cases in 2009, 299 cases in 2010 and -289 cases in 2011. The Judea and Samaria Division indicate that treatment of throwing Molotov cocktails.
Caught in action volume today, unlike the Intifada Al-Aqsa intifada, because now there’s more leeway for parties, as shteror.

“The last annual summary, during 2011, continued the decline in Tin even trace”, explained and commented “Division in 2011 Israeli attacks killed eight, compared to six deaths in 2010: five members of the Fogel family in Itamar, a tourist in an attack in Jerusalem, in which Palmer and his son Jonathan.

Translated from Hebrew

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