Terrorism in Palestine

The risk of terrorist attacks in Palestine over the past years can be classified as low. Compared to other countries so far here are are only 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)

TargetAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Private citizens2019120130
Police101771070
Transportation2617450
Political parties23010
Military2214320
Religious institutions22770
Government194141
Business11560
Non-state militias9020
Educational institution6001


Most affected regions

(2013 to 2017)

RegionAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
West Bank3841613356
Gaza Strip74283426


Terrorist organisations in Palestine

OrganisationAttacksKilledInjuredHostages
Israeli Settler264122
Islamic State14284
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade89220
Israeli settlers7120
Al-Jihad5760
Arab-Israeli extremists2530
Lehava1000
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.