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Palestinian Terrorism: Terror Trends & Data

(2006 - Present)

2014 Shin Bet Annual Report

2014 saw an increase in the number of deaths attributed to terrorist attacks originating in Jerusalem and Judea and Samaria: 19 fatalities, as opposed to 6 in 2013. Most deaths (16) were of civilians (14 Israelis, one Ecuadorian national, and one Palestinian resident of Jerusalem). The other 3 were members of the security forces.

In addition, 73 deaths were registered during Operation Protective Edge in July-August 2014. Six civilians were killed in southern Israel by high trajectory rockets and mortars. Among these casualties were 5 Israelis, including a four-year-old child from Nirim, and one Thai national. 67 IDF soldiers were killed in combat in the Gaza Strip, by IED explosions, AT and sniper fire and mortars launched at IDF gathering areas on the Gaza Strip border.

Most of the deaths caused by terrorist attacks in 2014 were registered in Jerusalem (11 fatalities) and Judea (5 fatalities, including 3 teens that were kidnapped and murdered). Three other people were killed in terrorist attacks within Israel (Migdal HaEmeq, Petah Tikva, and Tel Aviv).

This year, there were no deaths in attacks that occurred in Samaria.

The number of attacks not involving firearms is worthy of note; some of these attacks (stabbings and vehicular assaults) were executed by "lone wolves" with no organized infrastructure supporting them.

Please find the full 2014 Shin Bet security agency annual report below.


Sources: Israel Security Agency