Israel Security Agency


Israel Security Agency Monthly Summary – December 2011  
December has seen a significant increase in the number of attacks compared to November: 81 attacks as opposed to 44 in November. Most attacks (48) were in the form of firebomb throwing.

The increase is due to a rise in the number of attacks in the Jerusalem area: 25 attacks (7 in November); as well as attacks coming from the Gaza Strip: 30 attacks (11 in November).


In the Judea and Samaria area 26 attacks had occurred, as in November.
Three Israelis were injured as a result of terror attacks. A security officer and a civilian were injured due to firebomb attacks in Jerusalem (on December 3 and 8 respectively). Another security officer was stabbed (on December 17) at Ma’ale Adumim checkpoint, near Jerusalem.



Data regarding terror attacks in December 2011

Following is a regional distribution of attacks:


30 attacks in the Gaza Strip (11 in November); 26 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (as in November); 25 attacks in Jerusalem (7 in November).


Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in December (48 out of 51) were in the form of firebombs (November: 33 out of 33).



Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:

Following is a distribution of attacks in December according to regions:


The Gaza Strip – 30 attacks: 25 rocket launchings; 5 mortar shell launchings.


Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 51 attacks: 1 explosive device; 1 small arms shooting; 1 stabbing (near Jerusalem); 48 firebombs (24 in Jerusalem).



High-trajectory launchings from the Gaza Strip

Throughout December 2011, 30 rockets and 11 mortar shells were launched towards Israel (in 30 attacks), compared to 11 rockets and one mortar shell in November 2011 (in 10 attacks).