October Saw Sharp Rise in Terror Attacks in Israel

Israeli forensic policemen collect evidence from a car belonging to a victim following a shooting attack near the Israeli police headquarters in mainly Palestinian east Jerusalem on October 9, 2016. A shooting attack in Jerusalem left at least three people wounded, including two seriously, with the assailant killed by police, …
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The Times of Israel reports: The number of terrorist attacks recorded in Israel increased last month by almost 30 percent over September — the sharpest rise recorded in any given month over the past year.

The Shin Bet recorded a total of 153 attacks in October, with nearly a third occurring in Jerusalem, compared to 109 attacks in September, according to the security agency’s monthly report, which it published on its website earlier this week.

The 29% increase in attacks — the largest since the near tripling of incidents recorded in October 2015 — owed partly to a near doubling of incidents in the Israeli capital to 48 last month from 26 in September.

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