The rise in the number of attacks was also noted in Jerusalem: 36 attacks as opposed to 21 in March. In Judea and Samaria, on the other hand, there was a decrease in the number of attacks: 90 attacks as opposed to 101 attacks in March.
One Israeli was killed (April 30) in a stabbing attack at Tapuah Junction (Samaria). The perpetrator, a Palestinian, resident of Shuka, Tul Karem, stabbed the Israeli, and then kidnapped his weapon and opened fire on IDF solders; there were no other casualties.
Data regarding terror attacks in April 2013
Following is a regional distribution of attacks:
12 attack from the Gaza Strip (3 in March); 90 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (101 in March); 36 attacks in Jerusalem (21 in March); 1 attack from Sinai (none in March).
Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in April (99 out of 126) were in the form of firebombs (March: 94 out of 122).
Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:
Following is a distribution of attacks in April 2013 according to regions:
The Gaza Strip – 12 attacks: 7 rocket launchings; 3 mortar shell launchings; 1 small arms shooting; 1 IED.
Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 126 attacks: 26 IED; 1 stabbing (combined with small arms shooting); 99 firebombs (31 in Jerusalem).
Sinai – 1 attack: rocket launchings.
High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai
Throughout April 2013 17 rockets were launched towards Israel (2 from Sinai towards Eilat) and 5 mortar shell (in 13 attacks), as opposed to 14 rockets (in one salvo), that were launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel in March.