Monthly Summary – October 2013

The distribution of attacks was as such: Jerusalem – 32 as opposed to 25 in September; Judea and Samaria – 99 as opposed to 104 in September; and the Gaza Strip – five as opposed to four in September.


This month's attacks recorded an Israeli citizen (October 10) who was stabbed to death in Brosh / Jordan Valley, and four casualties which included the wife of the stabbed man, another stabbing attack of a nine year old girl in Psagot near Ramallah (October 5), and a run-over attack against two soldiers near Bzaria / Nablus (October 5).   


Another event worth mentioning was the injury of five IDF soldiers (October 31) who worked to demolish a terror tunnel leading from central Gaza Strip into Israel. The tunnel contained an explosive device which took off injuring the soldiers.




Data regarding terror attacks in October 2013

Following is a regional distribution of attacks:


5 attack from the Gaza Strip (4 in September); 99 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (104 in September); 32 attacks in Jerusalem (25 in September).


Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in October (116 out of 131) were in the form of firebombs (September: 117 out of 129).



Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:

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


The Gaza Strip – 5 attacks: 2 rocket launchings; 1mortar shell launchings; 2 small arms shootings. 
Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 131 attacks: 10 IED; 2 stabbing; 2 run- over; 1 small arms shootings; 116 firebombs (28 in Jerusalem).



High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai

Throughout October 2013 3 rockets and 2 mortar shells were launched towards Israel, in 3 attacks, as opposed to September: 8 rockets (in 3 attacks).



Throughout October 2013, 136 terror attacks were recorded as opposed to 133 attacks in September.
Throughout October 2013 3 rockets and 2 mortar shells were launched towards Israel