Monthly Summary – January 2013

Three Israelis were injured: an Israeli citizen was moderately injured in a stabbing attack in Samaria (January 29), and two security officers were injured in Judea by a firebomb near Al Aroub (January 3) and stones throwing in the nearby area of the Tomb of Rachel (January 13).




Data regarding terror attacks in January 2013

Following is a regional distribution of attacks:


no attacks from the Gaza Strip (1 in December); 56 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (81 in December); 27 attacks in Jerusalem (30 in December).


Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in January (70 out of 83) were in the form of firebombs (December: 98 out of 111). 



Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:
Following is a distribution of attacks in January 2013 according to regions:


The Gaza Strip – no attacks.
Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 83 attacks: 7 IED; 5 small arms shooting; 1 stabbing; 70 firebombs (27 in Jerusalem).




High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai

Throughout January 2013 no rockets or mortar shells were launched into Israel from the Gaza Strip, as opposed to two mortar shell launchings in December 2012.


A total of 83 attacks were recorded in January 2013 showing a decline in the number of attacks, as opposed to 112 attacks in December 2012. January saw no attacks from Gaza as opposed to one attack in December. There has been also a decline in the number of attacks in Judea and Samaria: 56 attacks as opposed to 81 in December. Jerusalem also saw a slight decrease: 27 attacks as opposed to 30 in December.
Three Israelis were injured