The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) released a report Tuesday documenting a
significant rise in Palestinian attacks in the West Bank and east Jerusalem in
A total of 139 attacks, including firebombings and improvised
explosives, occurred in February, compared to 83 in January.
of the security forces and one civilian were wounded during violent disturbances
involving rocks and Molotov cocktails in east Jerusalem and the southern West
Bank, according to the figures. One civilian sustained wounds in the Beitunya
region, and two security officers were hurt in Jerusalem and Hebron.
total of 100 attacks took place in the West Bank in February – 84 of them
firebombings – compared to 56 attacks that occurred in the previous
In the capital, 38 attacks – 35 of them firebombings – were
registered by the Shin Bet in February, compared to 27 in
February also saw a single rocket attack from Gaza on southern
Israel. None occurred in the month before.
In total, there were 15
improvised explosive attacks, one shooting, two stabbings, one attack involving
a vehicle running over an officer, and 111 instances of firebombings throughout
the course of the past month.