IDF records drastic drop in Palestinian terrorism in March

March saw an overall number of 6 terrorism incidents (including shootings, stabbings, and vehicle rammings), compared to 56 in February, 45 in January, and 40 in December.

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April 4, 2016 06:29
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Streets of Jerusalem

Streets of Jerusalem. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

The month of March has experienced a drastic drop in Palestinian terrorism attacks in the West Bank, Jerusalem, and in Israeli cities within the Green Line, according to IDF data.

March saw an overall number of 6 terrorism incidents (including shootings, stabbings, and vehicle rammings), compared to 56 in February, 45 in January, and 40 in December.

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In the West Bank, where most of the violence has occurred in recent months, the IDF saw a major drop in shootings, stabbings and ramming attacks.

March saw one shooting attack in the West Bank, compared to 13 in February, 11 in January, and 13 in December. There were three stabbing incidents in the West Bank in March, compared to 27 in February, 15 in January, and 12 in December.

Vehicle ramming attacks plummeted to two in March, compared to four in the previous month, nine in January, and 11 in December.

However, the number of firebombing and rock throwing incidents remained largely constant. There were 220 cases of rock throwing in March, compared to 227 in February, and 270 in January. The IDF noted 23 cases of firebombing attacks in March, as opposed to 22 in February, and 18 in January.


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