Friday, January 25, 2013

Low-Intensity Conflict Data

Shin Bet says it foiled 100 terror attacks in 2012
Ten Israelis killed in terrorist attacks in 2012, compared to 22 the previous year 

Number of Jewish attacks against Palestinians decreases, but involvement of teens in these attacks increases 

Israel's domestic spy agency, the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), says it thwarted 100 "serious" terror attacks in 2012, of which a third were planned kidnappings, the agency revealed in a report published Thursday. The Shin Bet said it arrested 2,300 terror suspects, which led to 2,170 indictments. Half of the planned kidnapping attacks were planned roadside bombs followed by small-arms fire.

Four planned suicide bombings were thwarted, as well as five infiltrations from the Sinai. Twenty kilograms of high-grade explosives and triggering mechanisms were caught — all smuggled through the border with Lebanon by Hezbollah. Command and control centers operated by Hamas in Ramallah and Hebron were uncovered. Hamas used the centers to rehabilitate its military infrastructure in the West Bank to carry out attacks, with an emphasis on kidnappings...For the first time in four decades, no Israelis were killed in terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria in 2012.

Yes, no one was killed but the Arabs sure tried hard enough.


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