West Bank 2013 terror attacks more than double 2012 figure

Report released Monday by Shin Bet General Security Service shows a rise in Palestinian terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria in 2013 – 1,271, compared with 578 in 2012. Six Israelis were killed on the West Bank as opposed to 578 in 2012, when all 10 fatalities from terrorist attacks occurred in Israel. Half werex were stabbed to death, two killed by snipers and one, the soldier Tomer Hazan, was kidnapped and strangled. Most attacks took place in the last quarter of 2013. Seventy percent of the 44 injuries were caused by lobbed rocks or fire bombs.

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