September terror attacks against Israelis at 5-year low

103 terror attacks during month of September, lowest for that month since 2012.


Terror attack in Jerusalem
Terror attack in Jerusalem
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JTA - Israel’s domestic security agency recorded 103 attacks against Israelis in September, the lowest tally in five years for that tense month.

The figure for September, published last week by the Shin Bet internal security agency in its monthly report, is 25 percent lower than the average for September attacks in the years 2012-2017.

The attacks resulted in the slaying of three Israelis.

Israeli security services consider September and October months with elevated risk of attacks because they have many Jewish holidays, motivating Arab terrorists and their groups to carry out attacks.

As in previous year, Israel closed border crossings from Judea and Samaria to Palestinian Authority Arabs for the holiday period as a precaution.

In addition, Israel intensified preventive actions, including house searches and detainment of suspects. Earlier this week, 32 suspects were detained in a single raid by Israel Defense Forces across Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem.

Israeli troops also raided earlier this week PA media outlets accused of inciting hatred, including ones affiliated with the Hamas terror group.

In Hevron, Israeli forces raided Hamas’ al-Quds TV and al-Aqsa TV stations as well as the offices of Palestine Today, Transmedia and Palmedia and confiscated equipment there.

In Shechem [Nablus], Israeli forces raided the Transmedia and Palmedia offices and confiscated all equipment before closing the offices with a six-month military order, Ma’an news reported.