Shin Bet reports significant rise in West Bank attacks

March 5, 2013 21:27

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 February.

A total of 139 attacks, including firebombings and improvised explosives, occurred in February, compared to 83 in January. Two members of the security forces and one civilian were wounded during violent disturbances involving rocks and Molotvov 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.

A 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 month.

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