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  אייר 18, 5774 , 18/05/14

Rise in Terror Attacks Against Jews in Jerusalem

Jewish residents of Jerusalem suffered from 157 separate terror-related incidents in March, IDF Radio revealed Sunday, in a record upswing in attacks from Palestinian Arab terrorists.

Terror attacks against Jewish Israelis have been on the rise in Jerusalem, which saw 150 incidents in February and 140 in January. On average, Palestinian Arabs attack a Jewish Israeli 2.5 times per day each month. The attack rate is highest near Jewish holy sites, the survey shows, including the City of David near , Old City, and the Mount of Olives. 80% of attacks include throwing projectiles, and of those, 2% are firebombs or Molotov cocktails; most attacks do not cause injuries or damage. 

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