Summary of Terrorist Attacks in Israel

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 8 January 2016

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 1,215 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 1948-2016 (including attacks not listed in the Chronology) are 3,549 killed and 14,227 injured (these figures include terrorists). Casualties in these terrorist attacks include at least 222 children killed and 239 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, 1948-2016, by year

yearattackskilledinjuredyearattackskilledinjuredyearattackskilledinjured
1948 8379 (223)397 1971 2 18 (5) 36 1994 42 65 (120) 456
1949 0 37 (0) 0 1972 7 46 (41) 97 1995 17 29 (62) 285
1950 0 52 (0) 0 1973 1 27 (0) 18 1996 15 56 (79) 330
1951 0 41 (0) 0 197411 67 (72) 265 1997 10 41 (36) 439
1952 1 40 (1) 0 197519 39 (52) 196 1998 21 16 (13) 38
1953 3 46 (4) 3 197610 14 (9) 72 1999 6 8 (5) 2
1954 1 41 (11) 2 197722 9 (11) 177 2000 29 44 (36) 263 (87)
1955 2 30 (3) 18 197811 57 (70) 295 2001117207 (222)1,548 (1,394)
195611 53 (24) 30 197932 10 (46) 337 2002135452 (487)2,284 (2,100)
1957 6 19 (8) 2 198022 16 (26) 131 2003 67208 (242)1,002 (858)
1958 6 15 (11) 31 198111 14 (11) 82 2004 45117 (128) 663 (404)
1959 7 10 (8) 0 1982 2 6 (2) 26 2005 28 56 (73) 504 (383)
1960 1 11 (1) 0 1983 4 21 (10) 88 2006 48 30 (100) 383 (1,017)
1961 0 8 (0) 0 198410 9 (10) 114 2007 10 13 (14) 462 (0)
1962 1 10 (0) 1 198522 27 (27) 52 2008 30 36 (48) 679 (449)
1963 0 7 (0) 0 198617 14 (16) 49 2009 14 15 (6) 234 (24)
1964 0 9 (0) 0 198716 11 (18) 60 2010 7 11 (11) 29 (3)
1965 3 10 (6) 4 1988 9 16 (14) 35 2011 11 22 (28) 159 (93)
1966 4 10 (5) 3 198910 40 (23) 41 2012 9 10 (13) 309 (15)
1967 0 16 (0) 0 1990 8 33 (19) 65 2013 11 6 (8) 44 (13)
1968 8 55 (21)221 199112 21 (22) 27 2014 62 25 (53) 66 (90)
196912 33 (14)133 199210 34 (17) 24 2015108 83 251
1970 5 74 (18) 63 199326 45 (30) 34 2016 7 4 14

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

2016
monthkilledinjured
Jan 4 14


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


© 2003-2015, 2016 by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 8 January 2016.
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