Summary of Terrorist Attacks in Israel

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 24 November 2017

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 1,244 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. Figures from the "Chronology" list include casualties among terrorists during attacks and military casualties in certain cases during counterterrorism operations, leading to differences from the official Israeli figures. For monthly data, only data from the "Chronology" list is included. Data for terrorist attacks outside Israel are not included.

Total reported casualties from terrorist attacks 1948-2017 (including attacks not listed in the Chronology) are 3,699 killed and 14,734 injured (these figures include terrorists). Casualties in these terrorist attacks include at least 222 children killed and 240 injured (these figures are incomplete). So far the 2001-2006 wave of terrorism in Israel is the worst period to date.

Casualties from terrorism in Israel, 1948-2017, by year

yearattackskilledinjuredyearattackskilledinjuredyearattackskilledinjured
1948 8379 (223)397 1972 7 46 (41) 97 1996 15 56 (79) 330
1949 0 37 (0) 0 1973 1 27 (0) 18 1997 10 41 (36) 439
1950 0 52 (0) 0 197411 67 (72) 265 1998 21 16 (13) 38
1951 0 41 (0) 0 197519 39 (53) 199 1999 6 8 (5) 2
1952 1 40 (1) 0 197610 14 (9) 72 2000 29 44 (36) 263 (87)
1953 3 46 (4) 3 197722 9 (11) 177 2001118207 (222)1,548 (1,394)
1954 1 41 (11) 2 197811 57 (70) 295 2002135452 (484)2,284 (2,100)
1955 2 30 (3) 18 197932 10 (46) 337 2003 67208 (240)1,002 (858)
195611 53 (24) 30 198022 16 (26) 131 2004 45117 (128) 663 (404)
1957 6 19 (8) 2 198111 14 (11) 82 2005 28 56 (73) 504 (383)
1958 6 15 (11) 31 1982 2 6 (2) 26 2006 48 30 (95) 383 (1,010)
1959 7 10 (8) 0 1983 4 21 (10) 88 2007 10 13 (14) 462 (0)
1960 1 11 (1) 0 198410 9 (10) 114 2008 30 36 (48) 679 (449)
1961 0 8 (0) 0 198522 27 (27) 52 2009 14 15 (6) 234 (24)
1962 1 10 (0) 1 198617 14 (16) 49 2010 7 11 (11) 29 (3)
1963 0 7 (0) 0 198716 11 (18) 60 2011 11 22 (28) 159 (93)
1964 0 9 (0) 0 1988 9 16 (14) 35 2012 9 10 (13) 309 (15)
1965 3 10 (6) 4 198910 40 (23) 41 2013 11 6 (8) 44 (13)
1966 4 10 (5) 3 1990 8 33 (19) 65 2014 62 25 (53) 66 (85)
1967 0 16 (0) 0 199112 21 (22) 27 2015108 83 251
1968 8 55 (21)221 199210 34 (17) 24 2016122 90 381
196912 33 (14)133 199326 45 (30) 34 2017 24 33 45
1970 5 74 (18) 63 199442 65 (120) 456
1971 2 18 (5) 36 199517 29 (62) 285

Casualties from terrorism in Israel, 2000-2015, 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 Mar140650 Mar25104
Apr 0 0 Apr 8 73 Apr 44164 Apr13 90
May 0 0 May20205 May 33190 May19104
Jun 0 0 Jun28122 Jun 63194 Jun37111
Jul 0 0 Jul11 20 Jul 33157 Jul 4 4
Aug 0 0 Aug32169 Aug 18 69 Aug31140
Sep 2 0 Sep15129 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 7 Jun 0 0
Jul 3 37 Jul 9 93 Jul38477 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 1
Nov 0 0 Nov 0 0 Nov 0 0 Nov 0 0
Dec 6184 Dec 1 0 Dec 1 0 Dec 0 0

2012201320142015
monthkilledinjuredmonthkilledinjuredmonthkilledinjuredmonthkilledinjured
Jan 0 0 Jan 0 1 Jan 0 2 Jan 2 16
Feb 0 0 Feb 0 0 Feb 0 0 Feb 0 0
Mar 0 0 Mar 1 3 Mar 2 6 Mar 0 8
Apr 0 0 Apr 1 3 Apr 1 2 Apr 1 0
May 0 0 May 0 0 May 0 0 May 1 3
Jun 4 0 Jun 0 0 Jun 3 3 Jun 2 0
Jul 0 0 Jul 0 0 Jul25 12 Jul 0 0
Aug 0 0 Aug 0 0 Aug 6 12 Aug 0 0
Sep 2 1 Sep 3 1 Sep 0 0 Sep 1 11
Oct 0 0 Oct 0 0 Oct 4 7 Oct34105
Nov 7 14 Nov 1 5 Nov12 33 Nov21 61
Dec 0 0 Dec 2 0 Dec 0 13 Dec21 47

20162017
monthkilledinjuredmonthkilledinjured
Jan19 27 Jan 7 15
Feb15 15 Feb 0 3
Mar18 29 Mar 1 2
Apr 1 24 Apr 5 16
May 2 11 May 2 1
Jun10 32 Jun 4 5
Jul 5 7 Jul10 2
Aug 1 4 Aug 0 1
Sep 8 13 Sep 3 0
Oct 7 18 Oct 1 0
Nov 2 196 Nov 0 0
Dec 2 5


Terrorist incidents and casualties by region (through 6 Jan 2016)

regionincidentsfatalitiesinjuries
Israel 7811,89310,259
--Jerusalem 228 491 3,473
--Tel Aviv 68 259 1,550
--other 4851,143 5,236
Gaza 111 205 363
Sinai 1 1 3
West Bank 322 459 955
total 1,2152,55811,580


© 2003-2016, 2017 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 24 November 2017.
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