The government and security forces emphasized in their report, however, that the improvement did not come from the Palestinian terrorists' lack of trying. It rather stems largely from the intensive counter-terrorist actions of the IDF, Israel Police and the General Security Service (Shabak), resulting in the foiling of many attacks. In fact, there was an average of 40 intelligence warnings per day.
Recent samples of captured terror cells and thwarted mass attacks can be seen on the Foreign Ministry website
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The government also notes that the construction of widespread sections of the partition fence, condemned by the international community, has made it difficult for the terrorist infrastructures based in Samaria to smuggle terrorists into Israel.