Israel reports sharp increase in Palestinian attacks last month (WORLD TRIBUNE) JERUSALEM, ISRAEL 04/10/12)
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JERUSALEM — Israel has reported another sharp increase in the
The Israel Security Agency has reported a doubling of Palestinian
strikes in March amid the mini-war between the Gaza Strip and the
ISA said 229 attacks took place from the West Bank, Gaza Strip
and around Israel in March, compared to 100 in February.
“The surge in the number of attacks was brought about by the
escalation in southern Israel,” ISA said. “During the recent round of
violence, more than 200 rockets and mortar shells were fired towards
In a statement on April 8, ISA reported 157 attacks from the Gaza
Strip, a five-fold increase from February. There were no Israeli
casualties reported from the Gaza-based operations.
“Throughout March 2012, 173 rockets and 19 mortar shells were
launched towards Israel in 156 attacks, compared to 36 rockets and
one mortar shell in February in 28 attacks,” the agency said.
In the West Bank, 43 attacks, most of them firebombs, were reported in
March, up from 42 during the previous month. Two Israeli security
were stabbed in the Palestinian operations. (Copyright © 2012 East
West Services, Inc. 04/10/12)
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