Daily Israel Report

Shabak: 'Mini-Intifada' Sees Increased Firebomb Attacks

The “mini-intifada” that broke out in recent weeks in Judea and Samaria saw an increase in firebombings, the Shabak said
By David Lev
First Publish: 3/4/2013, 9:05 PM

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The “mini-intifada” that broke out in recent weeks in Judea and Samaria was sufficient to cause a near-doubling in the number of attacks on Jews in the region during February, as compare to January. In Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria there were 139 attacks in February, compared to just 83 in January.

Most of the increase was due to more firebomb and rock attacks, said the Shabak, which reported the figures. There were 100 attacks in Judea and Samaria in February, compared to 56 in January. Of those, 84 consisted of firebomb attacks. There was also a significant increase in the number of bombings in Judea and Samaria – 15 in February, compared to 7 in January.

There were 38 attacks in Jerusalem in February, compared to 27 in January, the Shabak said. Of the February attacks, 35 were firebomb attacks.

Three Israelis were injured in February's attacks, including one civilian and two members of the security forces. All were injured in firebomb and rock attacks that occurred during Arab riots in Judea and Samaria.

So far in 2013, one rocket has been fired at Israel by Gaza Arab terrorists, the security agency added.