ISA as well as the military and police have warned of a Palestinian
revolt in September. Officials said the Palestinian Authority was
encouraging what they termed an uprising to support the Palestinian bid for
United Nations recognition of statehood in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The Israel Army has also drafted plans for emergency reserve
mobilization in September. Officials said the military has been training
reservists and standing Army troops in urban warfare and crowd control
tactics in a
base of Central Command, responsible for the West Bank.
[Hours after the report was released, Palestinian gunners fired a BM-21
Grad rocket from the Gaza Strip into Israel. No injuries were reported.]
The agency, responsible for domestic intelligence, said the July figure
was still low compared to the spring. In March, ISA reported 128
attacks, and in April 101 Palestinian operations from the West Bank and Gaza
Palestinian gunners fired 20 rockets and two mortar shells in 18 attacks
on Israel in July. During the previous month, only four rockets and one
mortar shell were launched.
In July, Palestinian operations, nearly all of them firebombs, were said
to have also increased in the West Bank. During the last month, 25 attacks
stemmed from the West Bank compared to 19 in June.
In contrast, attacks in Jerusalem dropped sharply. In July, eight
attacks were reported compared to 22 during the previous month.
"Terrorist attacks conducted this month did not result in any
casualties, as opposed to three in June," ISA said.