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Israel: Terror attacks from Gaza doubled in October

Special to WorldTribune.com

JERUSALEM — Israel has reported a sharp rise in Palestinian attacks.

The Israel Security Agency reported that Palestinian attacks nearly
doubled in October amid the mini-war with the Hamas regime in the Gaza

An Israeli soldier holds the remains of a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Oct. 24. /Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

Attacks in October reached 166 — most of them from the Gaza Strip —
compared to 91 during the previous month.

“October saw a significant increase in the number of terrorist
attacks — 166, as opposed to 91 in September 2012,” ISA said. “The increase in the number of attacks coming from the Gaza Strip was — 96 in October, as opposed to 23 in September — due to a round of escalation in southern Israel.”

In a statement on Nov. 4, ISA said 116 rockets and 55 mortar shells were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel. The agency also reported the firing of a surface-to-air missile.

“Throughout October 2012, 116 rockets and 55 mortar shells were launched towards Israel in 92 attacks, compared to 17 rockets and eight mortar shells, in September in 25 attacks,” ISA said.

The level of attacks in the West Bank remained steady in October. ISA
reported 39 attacks last month with 31 in Jerusalem.

“Most attacks executed in October — 68 out of 70 — were in the form of
firebombs.” the agency said.

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