Terrorism in Palestine

The risk of terrorist attacks in Palestine 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 458 terrorist incidents has been recorded, in which 189 people have been killed and 369 injured. Among them were 5 suicide acts.

In 11 incedents a total of 32 people have been kidnapped or taken as hostage.

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Most frequent attack targets in Palestine

(2013 to 2017)

Private citizens2019120130
Political parties23010
Religious institutions22770
Non-state militias9020
Educational institution6001

Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

West Bank3841613356
Gaza Strip74283426

Terrorist organisations in Palestine

Israeli Settler264122
Islamic State14284
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade89220
Israeli settlers7120
Arab-Israeli extremists2530
Jund Ansar Allah1000
Sheikh Omar Hadid Brigade1000
Israeli extremists1010

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.