Terrorism in Israel

The risk of terrorist attacks in Israel over the past years can be classified as almost insignificant. Compared to other countries here are only quite a few incedents. Over the past 5 years a total number of 393 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 53 people have been killed and 403 injured.

In 2 incedents a total of 2 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage.

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Most frequent attack targets in Israel

(2013 to 2017)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens218273002
Business233250
Religious institutions159130
Military1312340
Transportation137570
Police89280
Educational institution8020
Government6110
Utilities5000
Airports & Aircraft1000


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Southern2339920
Central406411
Jerusalem3821901
Tel Aviv3111600
Northern301120
Haifa1101050
Golan Heights7530


Terrorist organisations in Israel

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Al-Jihad8030
Popular Resistance Committees5130
Mujahedeen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem4000
Abdullah Azzam Brigades4000
Liwa Ahrar al-Sunna3000
Islamic State3000
Sheikh Omar Hadid Brigade3000
Ahfad al-Sahaba-Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis2000
Ma'sadat al-Mujahideen201000
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade1000
Hezbollah1000


All information sourced from the "National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism" (START) and its Global Terrorism Database. An act of terrorism is concidered every incident which is aimed at attaining a political, economic, religious, or social goal, but not for pure profit motives. In addition these incidents must not be legitimized by warfare activities, listet in the Geneva Conventions of 1949.