Terrorist Attacks since July 30, 2013
off-duty IDF soldier was lured to the West Bank by a Palestinian co-worker and
murdered (September 21st).
young soldier was shot dead (September 22nd) in Hebron, near the Cave
of the Patriarchs.
October 10th, a 61-year-old Israeli civilian was murdered, and his
spouse injured, when they were attacked by two Palestinians wielding an ax and
iron bars in what is suspected to be a terrorist attack.
Palestinian man rammed a tractor through the gate of an army base north of
Jerusalem on October 17th before he was stopped. [In 2008,
Palestinians carried out a series of terror attacks in Jerusalem involving
Israelis were killed and nearly 60 people injured.]
October 20th, a Palestinian man brandished a knife attempted to stab
Jewish passengers on a bus travelling northwest of Bethlehem.
soldier sleeping on a bus in Afula in northern Israel was stabbed to death on
two-year-old girl sustained moderate injuries caused by stone-throwers, while
traveling in a car on November 28th near the Armon Hanatziv
neighborhood of Jerusalem.
disaster was averted on December 22nd when a pressure cooker bomb
was discovered moments before exploding on a bus in Bat Yam, near Tel Aviv. One
of the terrorists subsequently arrested admitted that his cell was prepared to
execute another major terror attack in the Tel Aviv-Jaffa area in the following
other attacks occurred within a 24 hour period of the bus bombing. Also on
the 22nd, the Border Police thwarted a knife-wielding terrorist attack
near Ma’aleh Adumim in the West Bank. The next day, in a separate attack in the
West Bank outside of Jerusalem, a police officer was stabbed in the back with a
15-centimeter knife by a Palestinian man.
A Jewish man
was stabbed in the neck in Jerusalem on January 11, 2014 by an Arab youth.