Wave of terror 2015/16

Wave of terror 2015/16

3/27/2016

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. ​
Eight months of terror
 
Since 13 September 2015, 34 people have been killed in terrorist attacks and 452 people (including 4 Palestinians) injured.
There have been 148 stabbing attacks (including 66 attempted attacks), 87 shootings, 43 vehicular (ramming) attacks and one vehicle (bus) bombing.


According to the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), during the past month 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".
During the past week 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.
 

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.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Israel Police examine school books of young terrorists
Israel Police examine school books of young terrorists outside Jerusalem market
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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
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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 JunctionIDF 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.


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tober 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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