Violence in Israel was low before end-of-year rise

By
January 15, 2016 04:39

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For a symbolic $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Don't show it again

Non-state violence in 2015 was relatively low in Israel until the spike in attacks that began in October, the head of IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Center, Matthew Henman, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.

“Much of the violence over the first three quarters of the year was comparatively low tempo, characterized by sporadic rocket attacks from Gaza and the Golan, as well as periodic violent political unrest in Jerusalem and cyclical retaliatory violence between Palestinian and Israeli extremists,” said Henman.

However, Henman noted the massive increase in attacks in October as tensions in Jerusalem mounted. He said the violence was typified by knife attacks or vehicle impact attacks and was largely by non-affiliated individuals.


Related Content

Breaking news
June 24, 2018
Turkey's Erdogan at 55.08 pct with 70.5 pct of presidential votes counted

By REUTERS