"This [agreement] is a tactical, not strategic move," outgoing ISA chief
Yuval Diskin said.
"Despite the decrease, two Israelis were killed in the Judea and Samaria
area during April — one was killed in Jenin on April 4, another was killed
near Joseph's Tomb in Nablus on April 24, and six Israelis were injured in
this incident," ISA said on May 4.
The monthly report cited 16 attacks in Jerusalem and 19 in the West Bank
in April. During March, 42 attacks were reported in Jerusalem and 36 in the
"Most attacks executed in April — 32 out of 35 — were in the form of
firebombs," the agency said.
ISA said attacks from the Gaza Strip continued to increase. The agency
cited 66 strikes from the Gaza Strip, compared to 50 in March, almost all of
them missile, mortar and rocket launches.
One attack was that of the firing of a Hamas Kornet anti-tank guided
missile. The AT-14 missile struck a largely empty school bus inside Israel
and a 16-year-old boy was killed on April 7.
"Throughout April 2011, 87 rockets and 57 mortar shells were launched
towards Israel [from the Gaza Strip] in 63 attacks compared to 38 rockets
and 87 mortar shells in March 2011 in 47 attacks," ISA said.