The Shin Bet's monthly report for March shows:
March's terrorist attacks killed one foreign national (in a stabbing attack in Jaffa on 8 March) and injured 26, 9 of which were injured in the abovementioned stabbing attack.While it is horrible to think that this is "normal," in fact March has been the calmest month since before Mahmoud Abbas started inciting against Jews in September for peacefully visiting the Temple Mount. In fact, the March numbers are the lowest since last July, as this chart shows:
Among the non-fatal casualties, 13 civilians and 13 security forces personnel were wounded:
· 17 in stabbing attacks: 10 within the Green Line (9 in Jaffa, 1 in Petah Tikva), 1 in Jerusalem, and 7 in Judea and Samaria;
· 6 in shooting attacks (1 civilian in Jerusalem and 5 security forces personnel in Judea and Samaria);
· 2 security forces personnel in run-over attacks in Judea.
· One civilian in an attempted assault in Samaria.
Following is a distribution of attacks in March 2016 according to regions:
The Gaza Strip – 4 attacks: 2 rocket launchings; 2 small arms shooting.
Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 117 attacks: 6 small arms shooting (2 in Jerusalem); 9 IED (including pipe bombs and improvised grenade); 6 stabbing (1 in Jerusalem); 2 run-over; 1 attempted assault; 92 firebombs (33 in Jerusalem).
The "Green Line" – 2 stabbing attacks (in Jaffa and Petah Tikva).
This makes three consecutive months that the number of attacks has been fewer than those from last August, before the incitement.
It appears that the "Al Quds Intifada" has petered out, despite the efforts of Palestinian media to keep it going.
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