Monday, February 04, 2013

Low-Intensity Conflict Report #67, February 4, 2013

Low-Intensity Conflict Report #67, February 4, 2013
These reports are translated and publicized by Yehudit Tayar for Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron with the clearance and confirmation of the IDF.  Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron is a voluntary emergency medical organization with over 500 volunteer doctors, paramedics, medics who are on call 24/7 and work along with the IDF, 669 IAF Airborn Rescue, the security officers and personal throughout Yesha and the Jordan Valley, and with MDA.

We, the volunteers of Hatzalah Yehudah and Shomron go out to rescue anyone who needs our emergency medical assistance; including civilians, military and Arabs also those within the PA territories. (with IDF presence) To us a life is precious and we go out at risk leaving home and family or stopping on the road to rescue anyone in need.

February 4, 2013

The increase in violent attacks on the roads continue while at the same time Security Forces have captured several terror cells, some were caught in the center of Israel, and some of them had Israeli ID's.  They were captured while planning abductions of IDF soldiers and/or civilians while patrolling various areas within Israeli seeking their victims.

The Security Forces are continuing the operations to capture additional terror cells who are working with various terror organizations in Hevron, Ramallah, and other areas and are being guided by terrorists who are incarcerated inside of Israeli prisons for terror activities.

We are on alert for emergency security and rescue because of the serious situation.  We would like to express our appreciation for the dedication of our volunteers and the Security Forces who are working tirelessly in order to prevent terror and save lives.  We are grateful to be able to work with them.

I shall keep you posted as soon as I am permitted to release further information.

January 26, 2013

Harawara:  Molotov cocktail thrown on IDF checkpost.  The Arab terrorists were apprehended and in their possession were explosive devices.

January 23, 2013

Gush Etzion-Hevron Highway: as a result of  massive rock  and 3 Molotov cocktails thrown on IDF patrol near El Arub, an IDF officer in   the force returned fire and a Arab woman who was in the crowd attacking the patrol was killed. Violent demonstrations by the attacking Arabs followed the incident.

January 22, 2013

Benjamin Region:  As a result of rock attacks on the Highway 443 near Bet Horon an Israeli bus was damaged and a passenger was injured in his head, and evacuated by ambulance.



Israel Security Agency Terror Data and Trends Monthly Summary – January 2013

A total of 83 attacks were recorded in January 2013 showing a decline in the number of attacks, as opposed to 112 attacks in December 2012. January saw no attacks from Gaza as opposed to one attack in December. There has been also a decline in the number of attacks in Judea and Samaria: 56 attacks as
opposed to 81 in December. Jerusalem also saw a slight decrease: 27 attacks as opposed to 30 in December.

Three Israelis were injured: an Israeli citizen was moderately injured in a stabbing attack in Samaria (January 29), and two security officers were injured in Judea by a firebomb near Al Aroub (January 3) and stones throwing in the nearby area of the Tomb of Rachel (January 13).

Data regarding terror attacks in January 2013  Following is a regional distribution of attacks:

No attacks from the Gaza Strip (1 in December); 56 attacks in the Judea and Samaria (81 in December); 27 attacks in Jerusalem (30 in December).

Jerusalem and the Judea and Samaria area: Most attacks executed in January (70 out of 83) were in the form of firebombs (December: 98 out of 111).

Distribution of attacks according to regions and pattern profile:

Following is a distribution of attacks in January 2013 according to regions:

The Gaza Strip – no attacks.

Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem – 83 attacks: 7 IED; 5 small arms shooting; 1 stabbing; 70 firebombs (27 in Jerusalem).

High-trajectory launchings from Gaza Strip and Sinai

Throughout January 2013 no rockets or mortar shells were launched into Israel from the Gaza Strip, as opposed to two mortar shell launchings in December 2012.



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