Shin Bet cites significant rise in terror incidents

February 4, 2010 18:10


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There was a significant rise in the number of terror incidents in January, according to data published Thursday by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency.)

The data showed that in January, there were 80 attacks on civilians and soldiers, compared to 51 in December, an increase of 57%.

The data attributed the increase mainly to attacks from Gaza, with 28 mortar shells and 13 rockets fired at Israel in January, compared with nine rockets and mortar shells in December.

In addition, an Israeli civilian was wounded as a result of stone throwing in the Judea and Samaria region.

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