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 421 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 57 people have been killed and 456 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

(2012 to 2016)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens243293462
Business236200
Religious institutions139130
Transportation137660
Military1312340
Educational institution10030
Government81110
Police88300
Utilities5000
Airports & Aircraft1000


Most affected regions

(2012 to 2016)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Southern268151330
Jerusalem3821931
Central384361
Tel Aviv3211660
Northern241120
Haifa901050
Golan Heights7530


Terrorist organisations in Israel

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Al-Jihad12070
Mujahedeen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem5300
Popular Resistance Committees41110
Abdullah Azzam Brigades4000
Liwa Ahrar al-Sunna3000
Sheikh Omar Hadid Brigade3000
Ahfad al-Sahaba-Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis2000
Ma'sadat al-Mujahideen201000
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade1000
Hezbollah1000
Israeli Settler1011


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.