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Report: Decline in Terror Attacks Continued in June

A report by the Israel Security Agency shows a decline in terror attacks during the month of June.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 7/4/2011, 5:59 AM / Last Update: 7/4/2011, 9:11 AM

The month of June saw a decline in the number of terror attacks, according to a report release Sunday by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet).

The report showed that during June there were a total of 47 terror attacks, down from 72 in May, 101 in April 2011, and 128 in March. The report noted that the decrease was mostly in Judea and Samaria, where only 19 attacks took place, compared with 44 in May. Jerusalem also saw a slight decrease, says the report, with 22 attacks in June compared with 25 in May.

The Shin Bet noted that there was a slight increase in June in the number of attacks originating from Gaza, five attacks compared with three attacks in May. However, the Agency noted that this is still a significantly low number.

The report noted that three Israelis were wounded in terrorist attacks this month: two in a stabbing attack in Be'er Sheva on June 27 and one as a result of a throwing of a Molotov cocktail in Jerusalem on June 26.

There was an increase in the number of rockets and mortar shells fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip during the month of June: four rockets and one mortar shell were launched at Israel in June, compared with only one rocket launch in May.

A report released by the ISA in March noted a downward trend in terror attacks in early 2011.