2006 Summary – Data and Trends in Palestinian Terror
The terror organizations in Judea and Samaria continued intensive activity in the year 2006, including numerous efforts to carry out terror attacks against Israeli targets, in particular suicide attacks, in addition to force buildup amongst the various cells. The year was characterized by increased direction of terror cells in Judea and especially Samaria by elements in the Gaza Strip. Nonetheless, despite the efforts of terror organizations to carry out suicide attacks against Israeli targets, the number of terror attacks decreased in comparison to the year 2005, as a result of the counterterror activities of the ISA, the IDF, and the Israeli police, as well as the continued construction of the security fence.