In February, insurgency operations reached 120, a sharp drop from the
previous month, when 580 attacks were reported. In April, 69 insurgency
attacks were reported, and in May 51 operations took place. Up to 20 of
these monthly strikes involved the firing of missiles from the Gaza Strip.
In June, 38 insurgency strikes were reported, none of them involving
injuries. Twenty-two of the strikes were reported in the West Bank, with the
rest in the Gaza Strip.
The source said insurgency operations in the West Bank were far less
lethal than those from the Gaza Strip. The attacks in the West Bank have
been largely comprised of firebombs, light arms fire and stone-throwing.
The Israel Army has assessed that Palestinian insurgency groups could
rapidly intensify operations against Israel. At this point, the source said,
neither Hamas nor Fatah was interested in escalation.