Terror Attack Scene near Kochav Hashachar
Terror Attack Scene near Kochav HashacharFlash 90


There was an overall decrease in the number of terror attacks against Israel in 2010, compared to 2009, according to the annual Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) report released Thursday.
There were 798 recorded terror attacks by Arabs in 2010, down from about 1,354 in 2009 (of which 378 occurred during Gaza counter-terror strike 'Cast Lead').
Nine people were murdered by terrorists in 2010 - six less than in 2009. The number of people wounded by terrorism decreased sharply - from 234 last year to 28 this year.
None of the terror attacks were of the type known as "suicide bombings." 
Gaza terrorist gangs fired 150 missiles and shells at Israel during 2010. In the preceding 12-month period, there were 569 such attacks, about 400 of them during Cast Lead. 
The number of terror attacks in Jerusalem and in Judea and Samaria - the hilly provinces that envelop and protect the capital - was down, continuing a trend that has lasted several years. There were 455 terror attacks in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria in 2010, down from 636 in the previous year. There were 1,309 such attacks in 2006.
Most of the terror acts in Jerusalem were firebomb attacks.
The total number of shooting and explosive attacks in Judea and Samaria was 32 - just one less than the previous year.