Monthly Summary – August 2013

The main increase is noted in Judea and Samaria with 68 attacks as opposed to 50 in July.


Other areas kept similar numbers of attacks – the Gaza Strip with five attacks and Sinai with one attack, as in July. Jerusalem notes a slight decrease: 26 attacks as opposed to 25 in July.


An unusual event was the launching of rockets (August 22) from Lebanon towards Israel (no casualties).

One Israeli citizen was lightly wounded as a result of a firebomb attack (August 20) at Herod's Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem.




Data regarding terror attacks in August 2013

Following is a regional distribution of attacks:


5 attack from the Gaza Strip (as in July); 68 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (50 in July); 25 attacks in Jerusalem (26 in July); 1 attack from Sinai (as in July).


Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in August (72 out of 93) were in the form of firebombs (July: 60 out of 76). 



Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:

Following is a distribution of attacks in August 2013 according to regions:


The Gaza Strip – 5 attacks: 3 rocket launchings; 1 IED; 1 small arms shooting. 
Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 93 attacks: 18 IED (12 in Jerusalem); 3 small arms shootings; 72 firebombs (13 in Jerusalem).


Sinai – 1 attack: rocket launching toward Eilat.



High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai
Throughout August 2013 5 rockets were launched towards Israel, 4 from the Gaza Strip and 1 from Sinai (toward Eilat), in 4 attacks .Compared to July: 7 rockets, 5 from Gaza Strip and 2 from Sinai toward Eilat (in 6 attacks).

August 2013 saw an increase in the number of terror attacks: 99 attacks as opposed to 82 in July.
One Israeli citizen was lightly wounded as a result of a firebomb attack