There was an increase in the frequency of terrorist attacks in November 2010 compared to October, according to data published Sunday by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency). Fifty-two terrorist attacks were confirmed in November compared to fourty-four the month before.
The number of attacks from Gaza involving the firing of rockets and mortar shells at civilian communities was noticeably up. Of particular note was the firing of a Grad rocket at the city of Ofakim for the first time since the end of the Cast Lead counterterror operation in early 2009.
Gaza terrorists attacked southern Israeli communities 16 times in November, and fired a total of 5 rockets and 28 mortar shells. In October, Gaza terrorists attacked southern Israel 13 times, and used 3 rockets and 20 mortar shells.
In November, like October and September, there were no fatalities due to terrorist attacks. One person was wounded in an attack in Samaria when a terrorist gang threw stones at his car as he drove near the town of Shilo. The victim suffered a blow to the head and was partially blinded.
Similarly, one person was wounded by terrorists in October – a security forces officer who was hit by a Molotov cocktail while on duty in Jerusalem.