"The decline is especially salient in the number of attacks in the Judea
and Samaria area," ISA, referring to the West Bank, said.
In a statement on July 6, ISA, responsible for domestic intelligence and
security, reported the fourth straight month of a decline in insurgency
attacks, Middle East Newsline reported. ISA cited 19 attacks in the West Bank, compared to 44 in May.
"Jerusalem is also experiencing a slight decline — 22 attacks as
opposed to 25 in May," ISA said.
In contrast, ISA reported a slight insurgency increase from the
Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. In June, Israel was struck by five attacks from
Gaza — almost of all of them rocket strikes — compared to three during
"Yet this data is considered to be significantly low compared with the
number of attacks in the past, and even in recent months," ISA said.
Among the latest attacks was a Palestinian stabbing on June 27 in which
two people were injured in the southern city of Beersheba. In Jerusalem, a
firebomb injured one person during the previous day.