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Israel ranked 14 in terror index, risk considered 'extreme'
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Israel ranked 14 in terror index, risk considered 'extreme'

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Israel is 14th in the world in the frequency and intensity of terrorist incidents, according to the risk analysis firm Maplecroft in a report released Monday.

The ranking saw Israel move up three places from its 2009 ranking and categorized as one of 16 countries where there is “extreme risk.”

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The Palestinian Authority placed fifth on the Terrorism Risk Index of 196 countries.

Somalia is the riskiest nation for terrorist attacks, according to the report, followed by Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The index, which used data from June 2009 to June 2010 to assess the frequency of terrorist incidents and the intensity of attacks, considered Russia, Greece and Yemen to be countries where terrorism is on the rise.

Somalia experienced 556 terrorist incidents during that time, which killed 1,437 people and wounded 3,408, the highest number of casualties per population in any of the countries on the list.

Greece saw the sharpest change in terror incidents, moving from No. 57 to 24 on the list, making it the European country most at risk.

Between June 2009 and June 2010, the country experienced 180 attacks – more than Yemen.

The US came in at 33 with a “medium risk” of terrorist attacks.

France was No. 44 and the United Kingdom 46, with both countries also being at “medium risk.”
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