2009 W.Bank terror activity down by 97% compared to 2002

October 7, 2010 17:29


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Terrorist activity in the West Bank decreased by 97% in 2009 compared to the recent peak year in 2002, according to an IDF statement released Thursday.

The number of terror attacks have decreased every year since 2002, with the exception of 2006, the year of the Second Lebanon War.

Significant reduction in terror activity occurred in the West Bank between the years 2002-2003, after Operation Defensive Shield, and again in 2007. 

2010 has been a relatively quiet year with the exception of the past few weeks when violence has increased due to recent political developments regarding direct negotiations with the Palestinians.

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