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  • Wave of terror 2015/16

    20 Sep 2016

    The recent series of attacks against Israelis is the direct result of incitement by radical Islamist and terrorist elements, calling on Palestinian youth to murder Jews.

     

    A year of terror – 13 September 2015 to the present

    Since 13 September 2015, 40 people have been killed in terrorist attacks and 558 people (including 4 Palestinians) injured.
    There have been 165 stabbing attacks and 87 attempted stabbings; 107 shootings; 47 vehicular (ramming) attacks; and one vehicle (bus) bombing

    According to the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), beginning in September 2015, there has been a wave of terrorist attacks which began on the Temple Mount and in east Jerusalem. The attacks later spread to Judea and Samaria and even crossed the Green Line into Israel under the battle cry of “Al-Aqsa mosque is in danger.”
    The current wave of terrorist attacks is part of the PA’s strategy of “popular resistance” (i.e., popular terrorism) adopted by the PA and Fatah at the Sixth Fatah conference in August 2009. Statements by Fatah, Hamas and PIJ spokespersons have described the attacks as “heroic actions” and “the natural response to Israel’s crimes”.
    The terrorist attacks, which had been concentrated in greater Jerusalem, spread to other locations in Israel, including Kiryat Gat in the south, Tel Aviv, Afula in the north, and Gan Shmuel (near Hadera) and Raanana (in the center of the country). The attacks have been carried out by young lone terrorists, most of them from east Jerusalem, and some from Judea and Samaria. There were also two Israeli Arabs (from Nazareth and Um el-Fahm), Palestinians staying in Israel illegally, two women and two children. They were motivated for the most part by the lie spread by the Palestinian media that Israel allegedly threatened Al-Aqsa mosque, as well as by the frustration, desperation and anger of the younger generation. Generally speaking, the terrorists have not been operatives of any established terrorist organization, and the current wave of terrorism has not been directed by any organization, but rather is directly inspired by the intensive incitement accompanying it.
    According to the Israel Security Agency, October 2015 saw the beginning of a wave of terrorism that has led to 620 attacks (483 in the form of firebombs) in one month, compared to 223 in September. Eleven people (one foreign national and 10 Israelis) were killed in terrorist attacks in October, and 80 were injured, 37 of them moderately or more severely (one foreign national, 18 Israeli civilians, and 18 members of the security forces).
    In November 2015, 10 people (one Palestinian and 9 Israelis) were killed in terrorist attacks. Among the non-fatal casualties, 22 were wounded in stabbings (including 5 in Jerusalem and 10 within Israel), 24 in vehicle attacks, and 12 in shootings.
    In December 2015, 3 civilians were killed. All three of the fatalities were caused by stabbings.
    In January 2016, 5 Israelis were killed in terrorist attacks. In the major shooting attack on Dizengoff Street in Tel Aviv two civilians were killed as well as a taxi driver who picked up the attacker near the scene. Two Israeli civilians were killed in stabbing attacks.
    In February 2016, 3 Israelis were killed in terrorist attacks. The decrease in terror attacks was manifest mostly in Judea and Samaria: 107 attacks, compared to January’s 126.
    In March 2016, terrorists killed one foreign national (in a stabbing attack in Jaffa on 8 March) and injured 26, 9 of which were injured in the abovementioned stabbing attack.  Among the non-fatal casualties, 13 civilians and 13 security forces personnel were wounded.
    In April 2016, terrorist attacks caused 18 non-fatal casualties, most of which (16) were injured in an IED attack in Jerusalem on 18 April. In addition, on 3 April, one civilian was injured in a stabbing attack in Rosh HaAyin and one border-police member was injured in a firebomb attack in Isawiya (Jerusalem).
    In May 2016, terrorist attacks did not result in any fatalities. However, 12 Israelis – 4 civilians and 8 security personnel – were injured.
    In June 2016, five Israelis were killed and 21 injured. Most of the fatalities were registered during the shooting in Tel Aviv on 8 June that left four dead and 15 wounded. An Israeli teenager was stabbed to death on 30 June in Kiryat Arba, Hebron, and another civilian was moderately injured.  Non-fatal casualties include 2 civilians who were injured in a vehicle ramming attack near Qiryat Arba (24 June); a member of the security forces in a firebomb attack in Isawiya, northern Jerusalem, (29 June); 2 civilians in a stabbing attack in Netanya on 30 June.
    In July: 316 terrorist attacks; 1 person murdered and 17 injured. There were 6 stabbings or attempted stabbings, 6 shooting attacks, 1 ramming attacks, 8 pipe/roadside bombs, 231 stone-throwing incidents, 51 petrol bombs. Several attacks occurred in Jerusalem; the rest in Judea and Samaria.
    In August: 414 total attacks (the increase compared to July is mostly from stone throwing): 5 stabbing (including attempts), 3 shooting, 9 pipe/roadside bombs, 339 stone-throwing; 34 petrol bombs (Molotov cocktails)

    Following is a list of major terror attacks against Israelis since September 13, 2015, the eve of Rosh Hashanah:

    This is a partial list that does not include most of the daily instances of riots, rock throwing and Molotov cocktails in which no one was hurt.

    20 September
    Bani Naim (near Kiryat Arba industrial zone): Palestinian (16) tried to stab a soldier and was shot and killed.
    Two soldiers were injured by petrol bombs thrown by Palestinians in Dahaisha refugee camp near Bethlehem.

    19 September
    Hebron: A Palestinian who tried to stab a soldier was arrested without injury and detained for questioning.
    Hebron: Two Palestinians (17-20) attempted to stab soldiers at a Border Police roadblock. The two assailants were shot; one died on site and the other was taken to hospital and later died of his wounds.
    Flower Gate, Jerusalem: Two police officers were stabbed by a terrorist (20s) resident of eastern Jerusalem. One officer (45), moderately wounded, succeeded in shooting the terrorist, who was seriously wounded. The other officer (female, 38) was critically wounded in the neck and is in intensive care.

    18 September
    Efrat: A terrorist stabbed an officer (30) who was moderately-to-seriously wounded. The terrorist was shot and moderately wounded. Both the wounded were taken to Hadassa Ein Karen Medical Center in Jerusalem.
    Itamar (Samaria): Female Palestinian aroused suspicion and was arrested. She was armed with a knife admitted to planning an attack.

    17 Sepember
    Hebron: On the Sabbath, during a routine check, a terrorist stabbed and lightly wounded a soldier; soldiers on site shot and killed the terrorist.

    16 September

    Hebron: Soldier stabbed; assailant shot and killed.
    Kiryat Arba: Car ramming attack at entrance to town; one attacker killed and a second (female) wounded. Two Israeli teens were lightly injured.
    Damascus Gate, Jerusalem: A Jordanian citizen (28) attacked Israel Police officers with a knife. The officers shot and killed the terrorist; his body was transferred to Jordan.

    5 September
    Old City, Jerusalem: A female Palestinian (24) aroused the susicions of the ssecurity forces and was arrested. A knife was found in her bag. She stated that she had planned to attack police officers. She had been indicted 3 previous times for similar actions near Hebron.

    31 August
    Joseph’s Tomb, Nablus: A soldier guarding Jewish worshippers at Joseph’s Tomb was shot by fire coming from Balata refugee camp.

    24 August
    Gilad, Samaria: A soldier was stabbed and lightly wounded while chasing a Palestinian stone-thrower. The attacker was killed.

    18 August
    Jerusalem: Israeli riding in a bus was lightly injured by a stone thrown at the bus.

    14 August
    Shaked, Samaria: A female Palestinian got out of her car and stabbed a female soldier, lightly wounding her. The attacker was arrested.

    11 August
    Jerusalem: A young Jew, about 18, was stabbed and wounded moderately while visiting the Mount of Olives cemetery. The attacker was arrested.

    31 July
    Hawara, Samaria: A terrorist who got out of his car at the checkpoint and attempted to stab soldiers was shot and killed.

    26 July
    Kalandiya: A female Palestinian (18) who ran at soldiers at the checkpoint and refused orders to halt was shot in the legs and wounded. A knife was found in her bag.


    18 July

    Route 60, Gush Etzion-Hebron highway: A Palestinian terrorist stabbed two soldiers, wounding them lightly. One of the soldiers shot the terrorist, who later died of his wounds in hospital.

    17 July
    Jerusalem: A Palestinian standing by a light rail stop in the center of town aroused the suspicions of a security guard, who found several pipe bombs and knives in the Palestinian’s bag. The guard detained the Palestinian and called the police, who cleared the area of civilians and neutralized the bombs.

    9 July
    Tekoa junction, on the Tekoa-Efrat road: Shooting attack on an Israeli car. An Israeli man (30) was moderately wounded. His wife and five children who were in the car were not hurt.
    5 July
    Near Ariel: A Palestinian woman (17) tried to stab two soldiers. She was shot and wounded and taken to hospital for treatment.

    1 July
    Route 60, Gush Etzion: A man was killed and his wife seriously wounded in a drive-by shooting in which the car ran off the road and turned over. Two of their children (13 & 15) who were in the car (out of 10 children) were moderately injured.

    Cave of the Patriarchs, Hebron: A Palestinian woman who tried to stab a female Border Police officer during a security check was shot by another officer on the scene. The attacker (in her 20s, from Bani Naim village) died of her wounds.

    30 June
    Kiryat Arba: A 13-year-old teenager was stabbed to death in her bed by a Palestinian (17) from a nearby village. A civilian guard (31) responding to the attack also suffered multiple stab wounds and was accidentally shot by other guards, who shot and killed the attacker.

    Netanya: Two Israelis were wounded in a stabbing attack near the market. An armed civilian at the site shot and killed the terrorist (40, from Tulkarm).

    28 June
    Temple Mount: Rioting by young masked Muslims continued, despite the government decision to forbid non-Muslims from visiting the Temple Mount. A woman (73) praying at the Western Wall (below the Temple Mount) was injured by a stone.

    27 June
    Temple Mount: Riots again took place, by Arabs who congregated overnight in Al-Aqsa mosque and prepared rocks and fireworks and other objects to throw at security forces in the morning. The rioting continued after the non-Muslim visitors were removed from the Mount. Five Arabs were arrested, including a minor.

    26 June
    Aboud bypass road, Benjamin region: A Molotov cocktail was thrown at an Israeli car. The woman driver was not hurt but damage was caused to the car. Security forces traced footsteps of two suspects leading in the direction of nearby village Dir Abu Mashal.

    Temple Mount: Masked Arabs threw stones at police officers who were on the Temple Mount to ensure that visits to the holy site during the Ramadan fast would be able to take place as usual. One Israeli police officer and two Waqf guards were lightly injured. Five Muslim rioters, from the West Bank and from abroad, were arrested.

    24 June
    Near Kiryat Arba: A female Palestinian driver rammed into a car at a hitch-hiking stop, lightly injuring two Israelis. A soldier at the scene shot and killed her.

    21 June
    Route 443, between Jerusalem and Modiin: Palestinian terrorists threw stones at cars traveling on Route 443, a major artery between Jerusalem and the center of the country. One terrorist was killed, one injured and several arrested by security forces.

    19 June
    Benjamin region, north of Jerusalem: A boy was slightly injured by a stone thrown in the Shaar Benyamin commercial/industrial center.

    18 June
    Psagot, Benjamin region (Samaria): Petrol bombs (reportedly over 20) were thrown at the settlement; no injuries.

    17 June
    Jerusalem:  Four petrol bombs were thrown at a house on Meir Nakar Street from the direction of Jabel Mukaber. Slight damage to the house. Four Palestinians from Hebron, in Israel illegally, were arrested for questioning.

    8 June
    Tel Aviv: Serious shooting attack in which 4 were murdered and 17 wounded, many with moderate-to-serious wounds. Two Palestinian men dressed in suits and ties, who were sitting at the popular café Max Brenner near the Sarona Market complex, suddenly stood up, pulled out machine guns and started shooting. The attackers, two cousins from Yatta in the West Bank, were arrested by police who quickly arrived at the scene. One, who refused to give himself up, was shot and wounded by a security guard; he is currently hospitalized together with his wounded victims.

    6 June
    Route 465, Benjamin region (Samaria): Shooting attack – a lone terrorist shone a flashlight on cars coming around a sharp curve in the road, and shot at them. No one was injured.

    5 June
    Road 437 approaching Jerusalem: Massive stone-throwing at a bus resulted in light injury to the driver and damage to the bus.

    2 June
    Joseph’s Tomb, Nablus: Two assailants threw Molotov cocktails at Jewish worshippers. Security forces shot and seriously wounded one attacker, who was taken for medical treatment.

    Near Einav community: A female Arab tried to stab a soldier; soldiers shot and killed her.

    1 June
    Maccabim, Route 443: A driver whose car was stoned lost control and hit a guardrail. The driver was lightly injured.

    30 May
    Tel Aviv: An Arab from Salfit (17) stabbed a soldier with a screwdriver. The assailant was arrested.

    24 May
    Jerusalem: Arabs threw rocks at a city bus, smashing the windshield. No one on the bus was physically injured.

    23 May
    Checkpoint north of Jerusalem: Female Arab terrorist attempted to stab Border Guard police officers and was shot and killed.

    22 May
    Hawara, Samaria: Molotov cocktail thrown at a bus passing through the village. The back end of the bus caught fire; no injuries reported.

    Highway 443, between Jerusalem and Modiin: Stones were thrown at a bus, causing damage but no bodily injuries to passengers.

    21 May
    Gush Etzion: Shots were fired at a passenger bus, with no injuries. The bus sustained damage.

    19 May
    Shuafat, Jerusalem: a young Arab (16) acting in a suspicious manner was arrested in possession of a knife and admitted his intention to carry out a stabbing attack.

    10 May
    Hizma, near Jerusalem: An IDF officer was seriously wounded and a soldier lightly wounded by pipe bombs that exploded while forces were on patrol in the area just north of Jerusalem. The forces found 5 more pipe bombs and estimate that a large terrorist attack was foiled.

    Jerusalem: Two women (82 and 86) were moderately injured in a stabbing attack on the Armon Hanatziv promenade. A group of elderly women were going for a walk when they were attacked by two young masked Arabs, who fled the scene.

    May 3
    Near Dolev, northwest of Jerusalem: Three IDF soldiers were injured, one critically, in a ramming attack in the Benyamin region. The attacker was shot and killed by IDF forces at the site.

    May 2
    Old City, Jerusalem: A man (60) was stabbed and is in moderate condition. The attacker fled and was later apprehended.

    Update on the 19 April bus bombing in Jerusalem (see below): One of the victims, Eden Levy (16), who suffered severe burns all over her body, and has been kept sedated in the hospital since the attack, regained consciousness. Doctors say her condition is stable. Hundreds of callers answered a radio appeal for the donation of a laptop so Eden can keep up with her studies while she is recovering.

    May 1
    Near Efrat (Gush Etzion): Palestinians threw rocks at a car in which a woman and three children were traveling. Two injured, including a young child.

    April 19
    Jerusalem: In the early evening, an explosion on a  bus and a subsequent fire led to the injury of 21 people, including passengers on a passing bus and in a nearby car. Two of the injured are in serious condition, 7 were moderately injured and 12 were lightly injured.

    April 14
    Al-Arub, Gush Etzion: An Arab man attacked a group of soldiers with an axe, hitting one soldier’s helmet without wounding him. The attacker was shot and killed. Two-three hours later, about 150 Palestinians from Al-Arub rioted; a soldier was injured lightly by a stone.

    Hwy 431, between Ramla-Nes Ziona: A woman (24) was lightly injured by a stone thrown at her car.

    The Old City, Jerusalem: Two 12-year-old boys were arrested for questioning when, at a checkpoint at one of the gates to the Old City, 3 knives were found in one of the boys’ knapsack along with a goodbye letter to his parents.

    April 3
    Rosh Ha-ayin (center of country): An Arab woman (23, from Kfar Kassem) attacked and lightly wounded a young Israeli woman (30). Civilians in the vicinity subdued the attacker, who was arrested.

    March 25

    Isawiya (an Arab neighborhood in Jerusalem): A 15-year-old Palestinian girl approached a group of Border Police officers in the French Hill area, drew a knife and attempted to stab them. She was arrested.

    March 24
    Tel Rumeida (near Hebron): Two Palestinians stabbed an IDF soldier who sustained light to moderate wounds. Both were shot and killed.

    March 18
    Gush Etzion Junction: Three Palestinians attacked IDF soldiers with knives. One assailant was shot and killed, and the other two arrested.

    March 17
    Ariel (Samaria): A female soldier was seriously wounded after being stabbed in the upper body by two terrorists at a bus stop outside Ariel. Both assailants were shot and killed by security forces.

    March 14
    Elias Junction (near Kiryat Arba): Two Palestinians attempted a car ramming attack, later opening fire on civilians and soldiers standing in a nearby bus stop, near the entrance to Kiryat Arba. Both assailants were killed by IDF soldiers. A soldier was slightly wounded in the shooting. Shortly after the first incident, another vehicular attack took place at the same stop. An IDF officer was lightly wounded and two soldiers were lightly injured by shrapnel. The terrorist was shot and killed.

    March 11
    Jerusalem, Old City: An Israeli man, stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist (19), was moderately wounded. The assailant was arrested.
    Beit Horon (Route 443): Two IDF soldiers were lightly wounded in a shooting incident Friday evening. An Arab driver who arrived at the checkpoint shot at the soldiers with a handgun and drove away.

    March 9

    Jerusalem: Two Palestinians opened fire on police officers and civilians near the light rail stop opposite Damascus Gate. A 50-year-old man, resident of East Jerusalem, was seriously wounded. Both assailants were shot and killed.
    Weapon used by terrorists in Jerusalem attack
    Weapon used by terrorists in Jerusalem attack

    Scene of terror attack near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, March 9, 2016
    Copyright: Israel Police Spokesperson

    March 8
    Jerusalem, Old City: A Palestinian woman approached Border Police officers on Hagai Street, drew a knife from her back, and tried to stab them. The assailant was shot and killed.
    Jerusalem: Two Border Police officers were wounded, one critically, when a terrorist on a motorcycle opened fire with an automatic weapon on Salah a-Din Street, near Damascus Gate. The assailant was shot and killed.
    Petah Tikva: One Israeli was moderately wounded in a terror stabbing. The victim removed the knife from his neck and killed his assailant.
    Tel Aviv-Jaffa: 29-year-old American student Taylor Force was killed and 10 others wounded in a stabbing attack which began near the Jaffa port. The assailant fled on foot along the Tel Aviv beach promenade, stabbing passersby and motorists before he was shot and killed by police.
    Magen David Adom evacuates the wounded in Tel Aviv attack
    Magen David Adom evacuates the wounded in Tel Aviv attack
    Copyright: Magen David Adom

    Fatah celebrates the murder of Taylor Force (Source: PMW)

    Fatah and the Palestinian Authority celebrated the murder of Taylor Force, an American who was visiting Israel with Vanderbilt University. Fatah’s official Facebook page posted a drawing of a knife held over the PA map of “Palestine” that includes all of Israel and the PA areas.
    Text on arm: “The heroic Martyr (Shahid)”
    Text on map is name of Taylor Force’s murderer: “Bashar Masalha”
    [Official Fatah Facebook page, March 9, 2016]

    Hamas Spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri praised the attacks: “Hamas congratulates the three heroic operations this evening, in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Jaffa, and considers this proof of the failure for all these theories to abort the Intifada, which will continue until the realization of its goals. Hamas celebrates the martyrs that have ascended through these operations, and confirms that their pure blood will, God willing, be the fuel for escalating the Intifada.”

    March 4
    Gush Etzion junction: An Israeli soldier was wounded when a Palestinian woman drove a vehicle directly into him. The driver was shot and killed. A large knife was found in the car.

    March 3
    Al-Auja (Jordan Valley): A police officer was stabbed and lightly injured while directing traffic on Route 90 following a tree collapse. The assailant, a 14-year-old girl from a nearby village, was taken into custody.
    Rahelim (Samaria): Shooting attack on a police car; an officer was lightly wounded.

    March 2
    Eli (north of Jerusalem): Around 6 a.m., two terrorists (17) waited outside a house in an outlying neighborhood of Eli. When the man stepped out the door, on his way to IDF reserve duty, one of the terrorists rushed in and attacked him with a knife and a wooden club, lightly wounding him. The man succeeded in pushing the terrorist out and locking the door, thus protecting his wife and 5 children inside the house. Local security forces responded and killed the two terrorists.
    Har Brakha (Samaria): Two terrorists stabbed and wounded two soldiers at a guard post before fleeing shortly after 7 PM.

    February 26
    Ma’ale Adumim: A security guard was critically wounded in an ax attack at a mall overnight. The terrorist escaped and was later arrested.
    Beit El checkpoint (Ramallah area): A Palestinian teenager who was shot and killed as he tried to stab IDF soldiers.

    February 24
    Gush Etzion junction: Maj. (res.) Eliav Gelman died after being critically wounded by a bullet fired by IDF forces to neutralize a terrorist who was attemping to stab him. IDF soldiers shot and moderately wounded the terrorist, identified as a math teacher in a Hebron area school.
    Jerusalem: Police apprehended two men with pipe bombs and ammunition hidden in their bagel cart near Herod’s Gate in the Old City.

    February 21
    Tapuah Junction (Samaria): A young Palestinian woman aroused suspicions of border policemen at the junction, when she attempted to approach the area where Jews were waiting for rides. A large knife was found in her possession. The woman was arrested and taken in for questioning, where she confessed that Palestinian social networks, which encourage violence against Jews, influenced her decision to carry out an attack.
    Near Hebron: A 14-year-old Palestinian who tried to open the door of a military vehicle and stab one of the soldiers was arrested.
    Bitot Junction (near Nablus): A 15-year-old assailant was arrested when trying to stab a soldier.

    February 20
    Jerusalem, near Damascus Gate: Attempted stabbing attack foiled: A 18-year-old Palestinian man was arrested when he pulled out a knife in an attempt to stab border policemen.

    February 19
    Jerusalem, Damascus Gate: Two Border Policemen were wounded in a stabbing attack. The assailant, 20, entered the gate then assaulted the officers from behind. He was shot and killed by one of the officers. A 50-year-old Palestinian woman was lightly wounded from shrapnel.
    Silwad (northeast of Ramallah): A terrorist who attempted to run over IDF soldiers was shot and killed.

    February 18
    Sha’ar Binyamin: Off-duty St.-Sgt. Tuvia Yanai Weissman was killed while trying to stop two Palestinian teenage terrorists from stabbing shoppers at a Rami Levy supermarket. Another person was moderately wounded. The assailants, both 14 from Beitunia near Ramallah, were shot. One was killed, the other wounded.
    Scene of terror attack in the Sha'ar Binyamin Rami Levy supermarket
    Scene of terror attack in the Sha’ar Binyamin Rami Levy supermarket
    Copyright: Israel Police Spokesperson

    February 15
    Jerusalem, near the Damascus Gate: A young Palestinian woman was arrested following an attempted stabbing attack. When security forces approached the woman, who aroused their suspicion, she pulled out a large knife, and was taken into custody. A second knife was found in her possession.

    February 14
    Jerusalem, near Damascus Gate: A group of police officers noticed a suspicious man with a bag in his hand. They approached him and instructed him to stop and put down his bag. He then pulled out a homemade automatic rifle and aimed it at the officers, who shot him. The policemen were then shot at from another direction by a second attacker with an automatic rifle. Both attackers were killed at the scene.
    Hebron: A female Palestinian drew a knife in an attempted stabbing attack of a soldier near the Cave of the Patriarchs. She was shot and seriously injured.
    Tekoa-Har Homa (Mazmoriya Checkpoint): A man ran toward a group of police officers at the Mazmoriya checkpoint near Jerusalem’s Har Homa neighborhood with a knife. Another officer, watching the area through a security camera, saw the man charging with the knife and warned the officers, who shot and killed the attacker before anyone could be injured.
    Near Hinanit (West of Jenin): an IDF patrol was shot at by two Palestinian teenagers. Both were shot and killed. A gun and a knife were found in their possession.

    February 13
    Hebron: A woman stabbed a soldier near the Cave of the Patriarchs and then stabbed a Palestinian man (50) who tried to stop her. The soldier and the Palestinian man sustained light-to-moderate injuries; the attacker was shot and killed by security forces.

    February 9
    Neve Daniel (Gush Etzion): A man was stabbed and moderately wounded. The attacker fled to nearby Nahalin village. Several suspects were arrested.

    February 6
    Rahat – A 65-year-old woman was stabbed and moderately wounded at the market in Rahat, a Bedouin city in southern Israel. The assailant fled.

    February 4

    Ramle: Security guard stabbed by two teenage girls outside a building in the center of the city that houses a mall, the central bus station and government offices. The assailants, aged 13, were taken into custody by police with knives in their possession. One was carrying a school backpack.

    Knives and possessions of 13-year-old female assailants in Ramle
    Knives and possessions of 13-year-old female assailants in Ramle
    Copyright: Israel Police

    February 3

    Jerusalem: Three terrorists attacked Border Policemen at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem after they were asked for identification. Border Police Cpl. Hadar Cohen, 19, was mortally wounded and died in hospital. A second policewoman was seriously wounded. The assailants, who entered Israel illegally from the Jenin area armed with guns, knives and explosives, were shot and killed at the scene. Police neutralized two pipe bombs.

    Police and medics at the scene of terror attack outside Damascus Gate (Magen David Adom)
    Police and medics at the scene of terror attack outside Damascus Gate
    Copyright: Magen David Adom


    February 1

    Sal’it (east of Kfar Saba): Attempted stabbing. Assailant shot after infiltrating security fence.

    January 31

    Beit El (Samaria): Three IDF soldiers were wounded – two seriously – when a Palestinian terrorist opened fire at an IDF checkpoint near Beit El in the West Bank. The gunman was shot and killed by IDF forces at the scene. The shooter, Amjad Sakari, 35, was a member of the Palestinian Authority security forces.

    Route 443: A vehicle with Palestinian license plates attempted to burst through a checkpoint and ram into IDF soldiers manning the post. The assailant was shot and taken to hospital.

    January 30

    Jerusalem: A 17-year-old recent immigrant from the US was stabbed and lightly wounded near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Saturday afternoon, while returning from the Western Wall. A 16-year-old Palestinian from East Jerusalem turned himself in to the police.

    January 27

    Givat Ze’ev (north of Jerusalem): Close to midnight, a man was seriously wounded when a terrorist stabbed him in the upper body at a gas station restaurant. The terrorist, identified as Obada Aziz Mustafa Abu Ras, 18, from the village of Bir Nabala, was apprehended at the scene.
    January 25

    Beit Horon (between Jerusalem and Modi’in): At about 5 p.m, two terrorists infiltrated the community and stabbed two women. A supermarket cashier stopped them from entering the busy store, blocking the entrance with a shopping cart. A security guard shot and killed them. The terrorists (aged 17 and 23), who apparently planned a combined attack using knives and explosives, were also carrying three pipe bombs. Shlomit Krigman, 24, of of Shadmot Mehola in the Jordan Valley, fatally injured, died of her wounds the next morning. The second victim is in moderate condition.

    Site of stabbing attack at Beit Horon supermarket
    Site of stabbing attack at Beit Horon supermarket
    Copyright: Reuters

    January 24

    Dolev (Samaria): A gunman opened fire at a vehicle driving near the community, firing 6 bullets.

    Vehicle damaged in Dolev shooting attack
    Copyright: IDF Spokesperson

    January 18

    Tekoa (south of Jerusalem): A 30-year-old pregnant woman was stabbed and moderately wounded by a 15-year-old assailant outside a clothing warehouse. The attacker was shot.

    January 17
    Samaria: Attempted stabbing attack was foiled and the assailant shot and killed by security forces.

    Otniel (south Hebron hills): Dafna Meir, 38, mother of six, was stabbed to death outside her home. The assailant, 15, from Beit Amra, near Hebron, was apprehended in his home several days later.

    January 15
    Nebi Salakh (Benjamin region, northwest of Jerusalem): In a demonstration that included stone-throwing and tire-burning, a soldier was lightly injured.

    January 14
    Near Nablus: Terrorist attacked security forces with a glass bottle and a knife; an officer was lightly wounded and the assailant was killed.
    Beit Anoun, north of Kiryat Arba: Attempted stabbing attack foiled, assailant killed by security forces.

    January 13
    Benjamin region, near Jerusalem: Arab driver of Egged bus was lightly injured when the windshield was smashed by a rock and a bottle of paint.

    January 12
    Beit Anoun junction, north of K. Arba: Attempted stabbing attack foiled; 2 assailants killed by security forces.

    January 9
    Jordan Valley: Attempted stabbing attack foiled; 2 assailants killed by security forces.

    January 7
    Beit Anoun junction, north of Kiryat Arba: Attempted stabbing attack foiled, assailant killed by security forces.
    Gush Etzion junction: Attempted stabbing attack foiled; 3 assailants killed by security forces.

    January 5
    Highway 79, northern Israel – driver lightly injured when his bus was stoned.
    Gush Etzion: Stabbing attack – IDF soldier lightly wounded. Assailant shot and killed by forces on site.

    January 4
    Jerusalem: Attempted stabbing attack near the National Police Headquarters – a passerby was very lightly wounded. Forces shot the assailant in the leg; when he continued to flee, they shot him again. He was brought to hospital in moderate condition.

    January 3

    Jerusalem: Attempted stabbing attack in Armon Hanatziv neighborhood; the knife didn’t penetrate. The attacker fled; a suspect was later apprehended.
    South Hebron hills: Soldier lightly wounded by gunfire during security check.

    Hebron, near Tomb of the Patriarchs: Female soldier moderately wounded by sniper fire from Abu Snena neighborhood. The two snipers were later arrested.

    January 2

    Jerusalem – on the road to Gush Etzion: Shooting at passing cars; Arab Israeli lightly wounded.

    January 1

    Tel Aviv: In a shooting attack at a pub, two killed – Alon Bakal (26), the pub’s manager, and Shimon Ruimi (30) – and 8 injured, two seriously. The assailant (29, Arab-Israeli citizen from Arara village in northern Israel) was killed a week later during an attempt to apprehend him. Taxi driver Amin Shaaban, 42, of Lod, was later shot and killed by the terrorist who carried out the shooting attack on Tel Aviv’s Dizengoff Street.

    December 31

    Samaria (between Hawara and Tapuah on Route 60): Ramming attack – one soldier lightly injured; driver shot and killed.

    December 30
    Genady Kofman (41) who was very critically injured in a stabbing attack near the Tomb of the Patriarchs on 7 December, has died. Kofman was a father of two and a resident of Kiryat Arba

    December 27

    Hawara (south of Nablus): Stabbing attack by two terrorists; a soldier was wounded. The terrorists (17 & 27, from Jenin) were shot and killed by soldiers on site; one soldier was mistakenly hit by the fire.
    Three stabbing attacks were foiled, one in Hebron, one in Samaria, and one in the Old City of Jerusalem. The assailants, an Arab man who crossed into Jerusalem illegally, and two Arab women (one of them 15 years old), were apprehended.
    Jerusalem: IDF soldier (18) was stabbed and moderately wounded near the central bus station. Assailant (resident of eastern Jerusalem) was arrested.

    December 26

    Hawara checkpoint: Soldier lightly injured in a ramming attack. Assailant (56) shot by forces; later died of wounds in Nablus hospital.
    Jerusalem: Stabbing attack foiled – Resident (26) of Ras el-Amud, an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood, aroused suspicions of police officers (security cameras show that the Arab sat and waited in the area between Jaffa Gate and Tzahal Square; when he saw a man wrapped in a tallis – prayer showl – walking with his children on their way to Sabbath morning prayers, he followed them). When confronted by the officer, he pulled out a large knife. The officer shot him once; when the assailant continued to move towards the officers with the knife, he was shot a second time and killed on site.
    December 25
    Bethlehem: Palestinians threw stones at the vehicle of the Latin Patriarch, Fuad Twal, who was visiting Bethlehem on Christmas day.
    Silwad, near Ofra in the Benjamin region of Samaria: Attempted ramming attack by an Arab woman (40). The driver was shot and killed on site.
    December 24

    Hebron: A Palestinian attempted to stab security forces; assailant was shot.

    Ariel: Two security guards were stabbed, one seriously, in an attack at an industrial park near Ariel, in the West Bank. The terrorist was shot and killed by the guards.

    December 23

    Jerusalem: Two people were killed and one wounded in a stabbing attack outside Jaffa Gate, the main entrance to the Old City where thousands of tourists from around the globe are preparing to celebrate Christmas. Rabbi Reuven Birmajer, 45, died of multiple stab wounds to the upper torso. Ofer Ben Ari, 46, was hit by a stray bullet fired by two Border Police officers. The terrorists were shot and killed by Border Policemen on the scene.

    Scene of stabbing attack near Jaffa Gate, Jerusalem
    Copyright: Israel Police Spokesperson

    December 20

    Hebron: A terrorist attempted to stab soldiers and was taken into custody.

    December 19

    Raanana: A terrorist stabbed three people on Saturday afternoon, one seriously. He also attempted to enter a synagogue and a home before being apprehended by security forces. 
    December 18

    West Bank: Car ramming attack thwarted during violent riot near Ramallah. Palestinian assailant attempted to ram vehicle into security forces at Kalandia Crossing. Both assailants were shot.

    December 14
    Beit Aryeh – Luban: Three Israelis were lightly injured by a huge rock that crashed through the windshield of their car.

    Jerusalem: Eleven to fourteen people were injured in a vehicular ramming attack at a bus stop opposite the Calatrava Bridge at the entrance to Jerusalem, around 3 pm on Monday afternoon. The injured include two moderately, a 15-month-old baby who was seriously injured, and the baby’s mother. The terrorist (21, originally from the Beit Hanina neighborhood in Jerusalem, currently residing in Hebron) was shot and killed by security forces.

    Scene of car ramming attack in Jerusalem
    Copyright: Israel Police Spokesperson

    December 13
    Kiryat Arba, Gush Etzion: A Palestinian woman who attempted to stab a civilian was shot and apprehended by IDF forces.
    December 11
    Halhoul Junction, near Kiryat Arba: A terrorist who attempted to run over IDF soldiers was shot and killed.
    Gilboa (Jalame) Crossing: Shots were fired at soldiers from a Palestinian vehicle. Attacker was shot and wounded by IDF forces and later arrested by PA police.
    December 10
    10 Dec. Between Beit Aryeh community and Luban village in the Benyamin region of Samaria: Ramming attack injured 4 soldiers, 2 lightly, one moderately and one seriously (20). The terrorist (a member of Hamas) was apprehended after a search.

    December 9
    Afula, northern Israel: Stabbing attack foiled when 3 Arab teens from Jenin were apprehended in possession of butcher knives.
    Samaria: A Jewish man was seriously injured, and his wife lightly injured, when 23 bullets hit their car in a drive-by shooting attack on the road from Avney Hefetz. The attackers are suspected of fleeing to nearby Tulkarm.
    Hebron: A terrorist stabbed a soldier and a civilian at a checkpoint near Beit Hadassah. The soldier was moderately wounded; the civilian lightly wounded. The terrorist (cousin of the terrorist who carried out the stabbing attack near the Tomb of the Patriarchs on 7 Dec.) was shot and killed by security forces.

    December 7

    Hebron, near the Tomb of the Patriarchs: An Israeli man was very critically injured in a stabbing attack . The assailant (21) was shot and killed.

     

    December 6

    Jerusalem, Romema neighborhood: Three people were wounded in a car-ramming and stabbing attack. After hitting two people with his car, the assailant exited the vehicle and stabbed a pedestrian. The assailant was shot and killed by an IDF soldier at the scene.

    Police at scene of attack in Romema neighborhood of Jerusalem
    Copyright: Israel Police Spokesperson

    December 4

    Ofra (northwest of Jerusalem): Two IDF soldiers were injured in a ramming attack. The Palestinian driver was shot and killed by soldiers on the scene.

    Abud (northwest of Jerusalem): Palestinian stabbed an IDF soldier in the neck. The attacker was shot and killed at the scene.

    Hebron: Two assailants stabbed and wounded a soldier. The assailants were shot and killed.

    December 3

    Hizme checkpoint: An IDF soldier and a civilian were shot near the checkpoint, north of Jerusalem. The assailant was killed.

    Jerusalem: An Israeli police officer was moderately wounded in a stabbing attack. The assailant approached a police car on Hanevi’im Street, near Damascus Gate, and stabbed the officer. The assailant was shot and killed.

    December 1

    Gush Etzion junction: A Palestinian (16) tried to carry out a stabbing attack at the hitchhiking stop, which has been the site of 10 terrorist attacks in the past two months. IDF forces shot and killed the assailant. An Israeli man was light-to-moderately wounded from bullet shrapnel.
    Einav Junction (Samaria): A female Palestinian attempted to stab a soldier at a checkpoint adjacent to the junction in the northern West Bank. She was shot and killed.

    November 29

    Jerusalem: A Border Police officer was stabbed near Damascus Gate, in the Old City. The assailant was shot and killed.
    A 31-year-old female foreign worker from Nepal was moderately wounded in a stabbing attack as she waited at a bus stop on Shamgar Street on her day off. The assailant fled and was later apprehended.

    November 27

    Kfar Adumim Junction (east of Jerusalem): Two soldiers were lightly to moderately hurt in a car-ramming attack.

    Beit Ummar: Six soldiers were lightly to moderately wounded when a Palestinian rammed his car into IDF troops at the entrance to the Beit Ummar refugee camp, south of the Gush Etzion junction.

    November 25

    An IDF soldier was stabbed and seriously wounded at the Al-Fawar junction, south of Hebron. The assailant, 19, a student at the Palestine Technical College, was shot and killed.

    November 24

    Tapuach Junction (northern West Bank): A Palestinian rammed a car into security forces, wounding three IDF soldiers and a Border Policeman who were at the junction assessing additional security measures to prevent terror attacks. The assailant was shot and apprehended.

    Border Police officers and IDF soldiers arrive on the scene of car ramming attack at Tapuach Junction
    Border Police officers and IDF soldiers arrive on the scene of car ramming attack at Tapuach Junction
    Copyright: Israel Police Spokesperson

    November 23

    Jerusalem: Two Palestinians (female, aged 14 & 16) stabbed passersby on Jaffa Road near the Mahane Yehuda market with scissors, wounding an elderly Palestinian man from Bethlehem. The assailants were shot, one killed on site. A security guard was wounded by the gunfire.


    Scissors used in stabbing attack in Jerusalem
    Copyright: Israel Police Spokesperson

    Israel Police examine school books of young terrorists
    Israel Police examine school books of young terrorists outside Jerusalem market
    Copyright: Israel Police webcast

    Northern Samaria: A youth (18) was lightly wounded in a ramming attack near Shavei Shomron. Later, a Palestinian tried to stab soldiers at the Samaria Brigade Junction and was killed.

    Route 443: IDF soldier Ziv Mizrahi (18) was killed in a stabbing attack at the gas station on the highway between Jerusalem and Modi’in. A female officer and another woman were lightly wounded. The attacker was shot and killed by security forces.

    November 22

    Samaria Brigade Junction: A Palestinian (16, female from Nablus) pulled out a knife and charged at a young Israeli woman waiting at a bus stop. The assailant was spotted by a civilian driver, who ran into her with his car. Security forces at the site shot the assailant, who died at the scene.

    Kfar Adumim junction (east of Jerusalem): A Palestinian taxi driver tried to ram his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians. After failing to hit anybody, he got out of the car and attacked them with a knife. One man slightly wounded. The attacker was shot and killed.

    Scene of car ramming at Kfar Adumim junction
    Scene of car ramming at Kfar Adumim junction
    Copyright: Israel Police Spokesperson

    Gush Eztion junction: Hadar Buchris, 21,was fatally stabbed as she waited for a ride at a hitchhiking stop at the junction. IDF soldiers at the site shot and killed the terrorist.

    November 21

    Kiryat Gat: Four people, including a 13-year-old girl, were wounded in a stabbing attack on King David Street. The stabber was apprehended several hours later.

    November 19

    Tel Aviv: Two people were killed and one wounded in a stabbing attack during afternoon prayers in a Judaica store located in the Panorama building – a commercial center in southern Tel Aviv. The terrorist, from Dura in the West Bank, was apprehended. Hamas “welcomed” the attack. The victims: Rabbi Aharon Yesayev, 32, of Holon and Reuven Aviram, 51, of Ramle.

    Scene of Tel Aviv stabbing attack during afternoon prayers

    Scene of Tel Aviv stabbing attack during afternoon prayers
    Copyright: ZAKA, Tel Aviv

    Gush Etzion: Three people were killed when a Palestinian terrorist opened fire with a submachine gun at cars in a traffic jam at the Alon Shvut junction, south of Jerusalem. The victims: Ezra Schwartz, 18, of Sharon, Massachusetts, Yaakov Don, 49, of Alon Shvut, and Shadi Arafa, 40, of Hebron. Four others were lightly wounded. The terrorist was apprehended.
    Schwartz came to Israel as part of a program in which young people come to Israel for nine months of volunteer work. The volunteers, who study at a yeshiva in Beit Shemesh, were visting the memorial established for the three Israeli teens who were kidnapped and killed last summer, and were handing out food to soldiers stationed in Gush Etzion when the attack took place.

    Ezra Schwartz, 18, of Massachusetts killed in terror attack
    Ezra Schwartz, 18, of Massachusetts killed in terror attack

    November 13

    Otniel (Route 60): Rabbi Ya’akov Litman, 40, and his son Netanel, 18, were killed in a shooting attack while driving on Route 60 near Otniel, south of Hebron. His wife and four other children in the vehicle were lightly wounded by shrapnel and the resulting crash. A suspect was taken into custody.

    Netanel Litman as an MDA volunteer
    Netanel Litman as an MDA volunteer
    Copyright: Magen David Adom

    November 10

    Jerusalem (Pisgat Zeev neighborhood): Two Palestinian youths (11 & 14) on their way home from school stabbed and moderately wounded a security guard on the Jerusalem light rail. The guard shot and wounded one of the attackers; the other was taken into custody.

    Police and paramedics arrive at the scene of stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev
    Police and paramedics arrive at the scene of stabbing attack in Pisgat Zeev
    Copyright: Magen David Adom

    Shortly afterwards, there was an attempted stabbing of a police officer near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem. Assailant was shot and died of his wounds. Later, a Palestinian youth (16) tried to stab a Border Policeman at a checkpost near Abu Dis. The assailant was shot and killed.

    November 9

    Eliyahu checkpoint (near Alfei Menashe, northern Samaria): Palestinian woman attempted to stab guards at the checkpoint. She was shot and killed by security forces.

    Knife and suicide note found on Palestinian woman killed in attempted stabbing
    Knife and suicide note found on Palestinian woman killed in attempted stabbing
    Copyright: Israel Ministry of Defense

    November 8

    Tapuah Junction (Samaria): Four Israelis were wounded, two seriously, in a car-ramming terror attack directed at a group of people at a hithchhiking stop. The attacker was shot and killed by security forces.

    Beitar Illit (south of Jerusalem): A civilian security guard was lightly wounded in a stabbing attack. The assailant, a Palestinian woman, was shot and wounded.

    Palestinian woman pulling a knife out of her purse to stab a security guard at the entrance to Beitar Illit
    Palestinian woman pulling a knife out of her purse to stab a security guard at the entrance to Beitar Illit (Screen capture)

    Northern West Bank: An Israeli man was seriously injured in a stabbing attack in the Palestinian village of Nabi Ilyas, when he stopped to shop at a stall.

    Border Policeman St.-Sgt. Benjamin Yakubovich, 19, of Kiryat Ata, critically wounded in on November 4, died of his wounds.

    November 6

    Sha’ar Binyamin (north of Jerusalem): Israeli injured in stabbing attack outside supermarket.

    Hebron: Two teens, aged 16 and 18, were injured – one seriously – in a shooting attack near the Tomb of the Patriarchs. The two snipers were later arrested. A short time later, an Israeli soldier was severely injured in a shooting attack at the Beit Anun junction north of Hebron. The assailant (16, from the village of Bani Naim) was apprehended.

    November 5

    Gush Etzion: Attempted stabbing attack. Assailant shot on site.

    November 4

    Halhoul junction (north of Hebron): Three Border Policemen were wounded, one criticallly, in car-ramming attack. The terrorist was shot and killed by security forces. Border Policeman St.-Sgt. Benjamin Yakubovich, 19, of Kiryat Ata, critically wounded in the attack, died of his wounds on November 8.

    November 2

    Netanya (north of Tel Aviv): A 71-year-old man was seriously wounded in a stabbing attack. The assailant was shot.

    Rishon Lezion (south of Tel Aviv): Three people were wounded, two seriously – including an 80-year-old woman – in a stabbing attack by a Palestinian from Hebron (19) at a bus stop in the center of the city. The assailant was apprehended.

    Scene of stabbing attack in Rishon Lezion, Nov 2, 2015
    Scene of stabbing attack in Rishon Lezion
    Copyright: Magen David Adom/Eliran Avital

    Gilboa (Jalama) crossing, north of Jenin in the West Bank:Two Palestinians attempted to stab a soldier at a a gas station adjacent to the crossing point. One assailant shot, the second apprehended.

    November 1

    Hebron: Three Border Policemen wounded in car ramming attack. Earlier, attempted stabbing attack of IDF soldier during a violent riot. Assailant shot on site.

    October 31

    Gilboa (Jalama) crossing, north of Jenin in the West Bank:Palestinian (17) armed with a knife tried to stab Israeli guards and was killed on site.

    October 30

    Tapuach Junction (Samaria): Two terrorists, arriving on a motorbike armed with knives, attempted to stab Border Police officers. One killed, second apprehended.

    Jerusalem (French Hill): One person moderately injured in stabbing attack near light rail. Terrorist shot at the scene.

    October 29

    Hebron: Terrorist stabs and lightly injures soldier near the Tomb of the Patriarchs. Terrorist was shot and killed. Later a Palestinian attempted to stab an IDF soldier in the Beit Hadassah neighborhood. Assailant was shot on site.
    In the evening, shots were fired from a passing vehicle towards a bus stop near Jerusalem.

    October 28

    Gush Etzion Junction: A woman was stabbed in the back, moderately wounded, outside the Rami Levy supermarket. The assailant was apprehended.
    Earlier, a Palestinian who attempted to stab an IDF soldier near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron was shot and killed by security forces.

    October 27

    Gush Etzion Junction: IDF soldier moderately wounded in stabbing attack. Two assailants shot on site.

    Jerusalem: Terror attack foiled – two Arabs (17 & 16) from eastern Jerusalem armed with an axe and a knife were arrested in the center of town (Kikar Tzahal).

    October 26

    Hebron: IDF soldier stabbed, seriously wounded in the morning north of Hebron. Assailant shot on site. A second attempted stabbing of an IDF soldier outside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron in the afternoon was thwarted. The assailant (19) was shot.

    October 25

    Metzad (Gush Etzion bloc): Man (58) moderately wounded in stabbing attack after his car was stoned.

    Car windshield struck by rocks near Metzad, Gush Etzion
    Car windshield struck by rocks near Metzad, Gush Etzion
    Copyright: Magen David Adom

    Hebron: Female Arab terrorist (17) attempted to stab border policeman with knife. Officer shot the terrorist, who later died of wounds.

    Ariel junction (Samaria): Israeli man (25) waiting for a ride was stabbed by terrorist who fled the scene and was later apprehended.

    October 24

    Gilboa (Jalama) crossing, north of Jenin in the West Bank: A young Palestinian (16) posing as a sweets vendor tried to stab a security guard and was shot and killed.

    October 23

    Gush Etzion:  IDF soldier injured in stabbing attack. Assailant shot on site.

    Beit El (north of Jerusalem): Israeli couple and their three young children wounded in a firebombing attack on their car.

    Infant seat in car hit by firebomb
    Infant seat in car hit by firebomb
    Copyright: IDF Spokesperson

    October 22

    Bet Shemesh: Yeshiva student (18) moderately injured in stabbing attack at bus stop near a synagogue. Two terrorists (21) from the Hebron area armed with knives tried to board a school bus full of children. They were shot and killed by police.

    October 21

    Yitzhar (Samaria): Attack foiled when security forces noticed a young woman (15) approaching the gate armed with a knife. The woman was shot and apprehended.

    Ofra (north of Jerusalem): An Israeli policeman was mildly injured in an apparent car-ramming attack when the driver crashed into a checkpoint, ignoring police warnings to stop. The driver fled.

    Adam junction (north of Jerusalem): Female soldier critically wounded in stabbing attack. Terrorist killed by IDF forces.

    Maale Adumim (east of Jerusalem): Attack foiled when security forces found home-made explosive devices in a car. Two Palestinians were arrested.

    Beit Ummar (north of Hebron): Five soldiers injured – after their vehicle was stoned, the soldiers got out to arrest the stone-throwers and were rammed by a Palestinian car. The attacking driver was shot and seriously wounded.

    October 20

    South of Hebron (Al Fawar junction): Avraham Hasno (54) of Kiryat Arba run over and killed by truck after his vehicle was stoned. Earlier, an IDF officer was lightly injured in stabbing attack in Hebron.

    Gush Etzion junction: Two lightly wounded in car-ramming attack at bus stop at the Gush Etzion junction. The terrorist then drew his knife before he was shot and killed.

    Car-ramming attack at Gush Etzion junction (Oct 20, 2015)
    Copyright: Magen David Adom

    October 18

    Beer Sheva: IDF soldier Sgt. Omri Levy (19) killed and 10 civillians and police officers wounded when a terrorist armed with a knife and a pistol entered the central bus station, shot the soldier, grabbed his gun and started shooting. Police officers shot and killed the terrorist, an Israeli Arab (21) from the Bedouin town of Hura. An Eritrean asylum seeker, Habtom Zerhom (29), who was mistaken for a second terrorist and shot by a security guard, died of his wounds.

    Scene of terror attack in Beersheba Central Bus Station, 18 Oct 2015
    Copyright: Israel Police

    October 17

    Jerusalem (Armon Hanatziv neighborhood): Terrorist (16, from Jabel Mukaber) tried to stab Border Police officers; one of the officers shot and killed him.

    Knife used in terror attack in Jerusalem, Oct 17, 2015
    Knife used in terror attack in Jerusalem
    Copyright: Israel Police

    Hebron: Three separate attacks: (1) Palestinian tried to stab a civilian walking back from morning prayers; the civilian shot and killed the terrorist with his personal firearm. (2) Palestinian woman (16) stabbed and lightly wounded a female Border Police officer, who shot and killed her. (3) Terrorist (18) from Hebron, stabbed and moderately wounded an IDF soldier at Police checkpoint. Second soldier shot and critically wounded attacker.

    Kalandiya checkpoint (north of Jerualem): Terrorist tried to stab a police officer, and was shot in lower body; then tried to stab a bomb squad officer. Another officer shot and killed him.

    October 16

    Nablus: Joseph’s tomb, a Jewish holy site, set on fire overnight by Palestinian rioters.

    Palestinians set fire to Joseph's tomb in Nablus

    Jerusalem: Border Policeman foiled possible terror attack after detecting explosive device at a checkpoint at east Jerusalem’s Issawiya neighborhood, near the Hebrew University on Mount Scopus.

    Hebron (Zayit junction outside Kiryat Arba): Palestinian terrorist disguised as a photojournalist stabbed and moderately wounded an IDF soldier. A second soldier shot and killed him.

    October 14

    Jerusalem: Attack foiled by Border Police. Officers who boarded a bus full of passengers discovered a knife hidden under a seat. The owner of the knife had boarded the bus with a young child in his arms to allay suspicion.

    Jerusalem, Damascus Gate at the Old City: Terrorist (19) from Hebron lightly injured two people before being shot and killed by the security forces.

    Jerusalem: Woman (72) stabbed and injured while waiting for a bus at the Central Bus Station. Terrorist shot and killed.

    October 13

    Raanana (northeast of Tel Aviv): Two stabbing attacks in the morning, an hour apart: The first at a bus stop in the center of town, in which a man (32) suffered light wounds; the attacker (22, from eastern Jerusalem) was subdued by passers-by and held until the police arrived. The second attack resulted in one seriously wounded and three lightly wounded; the terrorist (a construction worker at nearby Beit Levinstein) was arrested.

    Jerusalem: Two terrorists, both residents of the adjacent Jabel Mukaber neighborhood, boarded an Egged bus in East Talpiot in southern Jerusalem, one armed with a gun and the other with a knife. Chaim Haviv, 78, and Alon Govberg, 51, were killed, and 15 wounded, several seriously. One terrorist killed by police, second apprehended. Richard Lakin, 76, who was shot in the head and stabbed in the chest, succumbed to his wounds on October 27.

    Scene of attack on Egged bus in East Talpiot neighborhood in Jerusalem, Oct 13, 2015
    Scene of attack on Egged bus in East Talpiot neighborhood in Jerusalem
    Copyright: Israel Police

    Makor Baruch, a religious neighborhood. Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky, 59, of Jerusalem was killed and five wounded. The terrorist, who was apprehended, is a resident of the Jabel Mukaber neighborhood who holds Israeli citizenship, was an employee of Israeli phone company Bezeq, and was using a company car to commit the attack.

    Hamas praised the attacks, saying they are “a message to anyone who harms our holy places.”

    Scene of car-ramming and stabbing attack at bus stop on Malkhei Yisrael Street in Jerusalem
    Scene of car-ramming and stabbing attack at bus stop on Malkhei Yisrael Street in Jerusalem
    Copyright: GPO/Amos Ben Gershom

    October 12

    Jerusalem: Stabbing attack foiled at Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City. Terrorist (18, from eastern Jerusalem) was shot and killed.

    Knife used in terrorist attack at Lion's Gate, Jerusalem
    Knife used in terrorist attack at Lion’s Gate, Jerusalem
    Copyright: Israel Police

    Jerusalem (Ammunition Hill, northern Jerusalem): Border policeman was stabbed and lightly  injured by a female terrorist (16). The officer managed to shoot and stop her, and she was evacuated to hospital.

    Jerusalem (Pisgat Zeev in northern Jerusalem): Two terrorists (both teenagers) stabbed and seriously wounded a man (25) and a boy (13) riding his bicycle. Police shot and killed one terrorist and apprehended the second. The boy is in critical condition.

    Scene of terror attack in Pisgat Zeev neighborhood of Jerusalem on Oct 12. 13-year-old boy riding his bike critically wounded.
    Scene of terror attack in Pisgat Zeev neighborhood of Jerusalem on Oct 12. 13-year-old boy riding his bike critically wounded.
    Copyright: Israel Police

    Jerusalem (8:30 pm near entrance to city): Terrorist on bus stabbed a soldier (19) and tried to grab his gun. After a struggle, the terrorist was shot and killed by a police officer.


    October 11

    Maaleh Adumim-Jerusalem highway: Police officer lightly injured when he pulled over a driver acting suspiciously, and the (female) driver set off an explosive device. Gas canisters were later found in the vehicle.The terrorist was seriously wounded.

    Female terrorist detonates explosive device near checkpoint between Ma'aleh Adumim and Jerusalem - Oct 11, 2015
    Female terrorist detonates explosive device near checkpoint between Ma’aleh Adumim and Jerusalem – Oct 11, 2015
    Copyright: Israel Police

    October 10

    Jerusalem (Sabbath morning): Arab (16) stabbed two Jewish men in their 60s near Damascus Gate, leaving them moderately and lightly wounded, respectively. The terrorist then attacked Border Police officers, who shot and killed him.

    Jerusalem (near Damascus Gate): Palestinian (19, from Shuafat) stabbed two police officers. Nearby police shot and killed him, and accidently wounded a third officer. Officers in serious-to-moderate condition.


    October 9

    Jerusalem (Shmuel HaNavi St.): Jewish boy (16) was beaten and stabbed and lightly injured. Attacker (18, from Hebron in West Bank) was later apprehended by police.

    Kiryat Arba: Terrorist stabbed a police officer (47) and tried to grab his gun. Other officers shot him.

    October 8
    Tel Aviv: Female soldier and three others stabbed. Terrorist was shot and killed.
    Jerusalem: A yeshiva student (25) was seriously injured and another man lightly injured in stabbing attack near the light rail. Terrorist (age 19) arrested.

    Scene of terror attack in Jerusalem near Jerusalem light rail - Oct 8, 2015
    Scene of terror attack in Jerusalem near Jerusalem light rail – Oct 8, 2015
    Copyright: Israel Police

    Kiryat Arba (Jewish town near Hebron, south of Jerusalem): Man seriously wounded in stabbing attack. Victim evacuated to Jerusalem hospital. Terrorist escaped.
    Afula (town in Galilee): A soldier was wounded in stabbing attack. The terrorist was apprehended soon after.
    October 7
    Petach Tikva: Knife attack at shopping mall wounded one man. The knife broke, preventing further victims. Bystanders apprehended the terrorist.
    Jerusalem: A Palestinian woman (18) stabbed a 36-year-old Jewish man at Lion’s Gate of the Old City. The victim, moderately wounded, shot and wounded the terrorist.
    Kiryat Gat (southeast of Tel Aviv): A terrorist stabbed an IDF soldier and snatched his gun, then ran into a nearby apartment, where a woman was just returning home. She fought with him and managed to flee. The terrorist was killed by police.

    Police officers enter a residential building in Kiryat Gat in search for terrorist - Oct 7, 2015
    Police officers enter a residential building in Kiryat Gat in search for terrorist
    Copyright: Israel Police


    October 4
    Jerusalem: Moshe Malka (15) was stabbed and wounded on his way to prayers at the Western Wall. Terrorist was shot dead by security forces.

    October 3

    Jerusalem: Two killed in stabbing attack near Lion’s Gate. Aharon Banita-Bennet (22) was stabbed to death on the way to the Western Wall in the Old City on Saturday evening with his wife and two young children. His wife and two-year-old son were wounded. Rabbi Nehemia Lavi (father of seven), who came to the aid of the Banita-Bennett family, was attacked and stabbed to death. Police shot and killed the attacker.

    Zaka Rescue and Recovery team at scene of stabbing attack Jerusalem's Old City
    Zaka Rescue and Recovery team at scene of stabbing attack Jerusalem’s OldCity
    Copyright: Reuters

    October 1
    Near Nablus in Samaria: Rabbi Eitam Henkin (31) and wife Naama (30) murdered in a drive-by shooting while traveling with their four young children (aged 9, 7, 4, and 9 months). Security forces arrested members of Hamas cell responsible.

    September 22

    Hebron: Attempted stabbing attack of IDF soldier in Hebron. Assailant apprehended on site.

    September 21

    Nablus: IDF soldier injured by firebomb near Joseph’s Tomb.

    September 17

    Jerusalem: Israeli civilian injured by rock throwing.

    September 13

    Jerusalem: Alexander Levlovich, 64, was killed while on his way home from a Rosh Hashana dinner when he lost control of his vehicle after it was struck by rocks. Two passengers were lightly injured.

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