A significant rise in the number of terror attacks was recorded in August, the Shin Bet reported Monday.
According to the report, 178 attacks were recorded in August, compared to 53 in July. The figures include rocket strikes
from the Gaza Strip.
Attack in south (Photo: Ariel Hermoni, Defense Ministry)
Overall, 134 rocket attacks against Israel were recorded during the month.
Shin Bet officials noted that the number of terror attacks originating in the Gaza Strip rose to 135, compared to 30 that originated in Judea and Samaria. Meanwhile, six terror attacks originated in Jerusalem, compared to eight in July.
The terror attacks in August claimed the lives of nine Israelis and wounded 55 others. Eight Israelis were killed in the terror offensive
in southern Israel and another person was killed in a Grad attack.
In total, 145 rockets and 46 mortar shells were fired at Israel last month, compared to 20 rockets and two mortar shells in July. Most attacks in Judea and Samaria and in Jerusalem (34 out of 36 attacks) were in the form of firebombs.