Summary of Terrorist Attacks in Israel

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 5 May 2013

Note on the following two tables: these figures are not complete. They are based on data from the Israeli foreign ministry and the list of 1,025 attacks at "Chronology of terrorist attacks in Israel". The "Chronology" list is known to be incomplete for some years. For annual data, where two figures are given for fatalities, the first is from the Israeli foreign ministry and the second figure (in parenthesis) is for only those attacks listed individually in the "Chronology" list. Data on injuries, particularly before 1968, is also incomplete. For monthly data, only data from the "Chronology" list is included. Data for terrorist attacks outside Israel is not included.

The data is sufficiently complete to show that the 2001-2006 wave of terrorism in Israel was unique in Israel's history.

Casualties from terrorism in Israel, 1948-2013, by year

yearattackskilledinjuredyearattackskilledinjuredyearattackskilledinjured
1948 0379 (0) 0 1970 5 74 (18) 60 1992 10 34 (17) 24
1949 0 37 (0) 0 1971 2 18 (5) 36 1993 26 45 (30) 34
1950 0 52 (0) 0 1972 7 46 (41) 97 1994 42 120 456
1951 0 41 (0) 0 1973 2 27 (0) 18 1995 17 62 285
1952 1 40 (1) 0 197411 67 (72) 265 1996 15 79 330
1953 3 46 (4) 3 197520 (53) 199 1997 10 41 (36) 439
1954 1 41 (11) 2 197610 14 (9) 72 1998 21 16 (13) 38
1955 2 30 (3) 18 197722 11 177 1999 6 8 (5) 2
195611 53 (24) 30 197811 70 295 2000 29 43 (36) 263 (87)
1957 6 19 (8) 2 197932 46 337 2001118204 (222)2,594 (1,394)
1958 6 15 (11) 31 198022 26 131 2002135451 (484)2,348 (2,100)
1959 7 10 (8) 0 198111 14 (11) 82 2003 67210 (240)1,123 (858)
1960 1 11 (1) 0 1982 2 6 (2) 26 2004 45 128 917 (404)
1961 0 8 (0) 0 1983 4 21 (10) 88 2005 28 73 660 (383)
1962 1 10 (0) 1 198410 9 (10) 114 2006 48 95 1,010
1963 0 7 (0) 0 198522 27 (27) 52 2007 10 14 0
1964 0 9 (0) 0 198617 14 (16) 49 2008 30 48 449
1965 4 10 (6) 4 198716 18 60 2009 14 6 24
1966 3 10 (5) 3 1988 9 16 (14) 35 2010 7 11 3
1967 0 16 (0) 0 1989 9 40 (23) 40 2011 11 28 93
1968 8 55 (21)218 1990 8 33 (19) 65 2012 10 12 14
1969 6 33 (10) 81 199112101 (22) 27 2013 3 1 4

Casualties from terrorism in Israel, 2000-2011, by month

2000200120022003
monthkilledinjuredmonthkilledinjuredmonthkilledinjuredmonthkilledinjured
Jan 0 0 Jan 7 60 Jan 20255 Jan34127
Feb 0 0 Feb13 29 Feb 37 48 Feb10 2
Mar 0 0 Mar10108 Mar139650 Mar25104
Apr 0 0 Apr 7 73 Apr 42164 Apr13 90
May 0 0 May20205 May 33190 May19104
Jun 0 0 Jun28122 Jun 63194 Jun36111
Jul 0 0 Jul11 20 Jul 33157 Jul 4 4
Aug 0 0 Aug33169 Aug 18 69 Aug30140
Sep 2 0 Sep13129 Sep 17 82 Sep25 90
Oct 6 0 Oct15 73 Oct 27105 Oct32 67
Nov1979 Nov17110 Nov 48176 Nov 6 4
Dec 9 8 Dec46296 Dec 7 10 Dec 6 15

2004200520062007
monthkilledinjuredmonthkilledinjuredmonthkilledinjuredmonthkilledinjured
Jan17 64 Jan15 16 Jan 0 20 Jan 4 0
Feb14 63 Feb 6 50 Feb 1 5 Feb 1 0
Mar19 16 Mar 0 0 Mar 8 0 Mar 0 0
Apr 4 7 Apr 0 0 Apr12 61 Apr 0 0
May20 12 May 2 1 May 0 1 May 2 0
Jun 5 16 Jun 8 15 Jun 4 2 Jun 0 0
Jul 3 37 Jul 9 93 Jul33475 Jul 1 0
Aug19118 Aug 9 75 Aug33445 Aug 0 0
Sep10 24 Sep 1 0 Sep 1 0 Sep 1 0
Oct 4 6 Oct10 59 Oct 0 0 Oct 2 0
Nov 4 30 Nov 1 11 Nov 3 1 Nov 1 0
Dec 9 11 Dec12 63 Dec 0 0 Dec 2 0

2008200920102011
monthkilledinjuredmonthkilledinjuredmonthkilledinjuredmonthkilledinjured
Jan 2 0 Jan 1 23 Jan 0 0 Jan 2 1
Feb 4 38 Feb 0 0 Feb 1 0 Feb 0 0
Mar13 11 Mar 2 0 Mar 3 0 Mar 6 50
Apr12 18 Apr 1 1 Apr 0 0 Apr 2 1
May 2 90 May 1 0 May 1 0 May 0 0
Jun 1 4 Jun 0 0 Jun 1 3 Jun 0 0
Jul 6 82 Jul 0 0 Jul 0 0 Jul 0 0
Aug 0 0 Aug 0 0 Aug 4 0 Aug15 41
Sep 1 22 Sep 0 0 Sep 0 0 Sep 2 0
Oct 1 0 Oct 0 0 Oct 0 0 Oct 1 0
Nov 0 0 Nov 0 0 Nov 0 0 Nov 0 0
Dec 6184 Dec 1 0 Dec 1 0 Dec 0 0

20122013
monthkilledinjuredmonthkilledinjured
Jan 0 0 Jan 0 0
Feb 0 0 Feb 0 0
Mar 0 0 Mar 0 0
Apr 0 0 Apr 0 0
May 0 0 May 0 0
Jun 4 0
Jul 0 0
Aug 0 0
Sep 1 0
Oct 0 0
Nov 7 14
Dec 0 0


© 2003-2012, 2013 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 5 May 2013.
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