The current wave of Arab terror attacks engulfing Israel started with a murder caused by a rock attack, and while the terrorists have launched repeated stabbing, shooting and car ramming attacks, rocks remain the weapon of choice.
Figures released on Wednesday by Channel 2 show that in the last three months, a total of 2,225 rock-throwing attacks have taken place - making an average of 24 attacks a day.
The first fatality of the current terror wave was Alexander Levlovitz, who was murdered on September 13, Rosh Hashanah Eve. Levlovitz was murdered by Arab terrorists who hurled rocks through his window and made him lose control of his car as he drove in the southeastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv where he lived.
Since that attack and up until the end of September another 290 rock throwing attacks took place according to the news site, and in October another 915 rock attacks were recorded. November saw another 730 such attacks, and the first two weeks of December have brought with them another 290 rock attacks.
Just on Tuesday night a driver lost control of his car in a rock attack near moshav Mevo Dotan, located in northern Samaria. Fortunately no one was wounded in the attack. On Monday, three people were lightly wounded in an Arab rock attack near Beit Aryeh, also in northern Samaria; one of the three was evacuated to Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva for treatment.
Magen David Adom (MDA) reported on Monday that in the current terror wave Arab terrorists have launched no fewer than 169 terror attacks against Israelis in the last three months - killing 22 people and injuring 252 victims.
Further concerns regarding the wave of attacks were raised on Monday, when Internal Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) told Channel 2: "we can't see the end of the terror wave."
"There is an obstinate and cruel opponent here that isn't ready to accept our existence in the land of Israel," said Erdan. "We have overcome this opponent time after time, and in this wave of knife terror too, which is based on incitement and individuals, we will overcome."