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Terror attacks in the past month – update November 4th Below is a review of major terror attacks against Israeli civilians that have occurred since the Jewish New Year (13 September 2015). This is a partial list that does not include attacks thwarted by the security forces or the many instances of rock throwing and Molotov cocktails that did not result in very severe injuries. Magen David Adom: Since the beginning of the current wave of terrorist attacks, 11 Israelis have been killed and 145 people injured – 18 of them seriously. 72 people were treated for anxiety. IDF – terror by numbers: 58 stabbing attacks; 5 shootings; 6 vehicular attacks More than 60 terrorists have been killed while attacking Israelis. 13 Sept. Jerusalem: rock attack at a car, on Erev Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), resulted in death of driver, Alexander Levlovitz. Four Palestinian youths arrested. 1.Oct. Near Nablus in Samaria: Rabbi Eitam Henkin (31) and wife Naama (30) murdered in a drive-by shooting while traveling with their four young children (aged 9, 7, 4, and 4 months). Security forces arrested members of Hamas cell responsible. 3 Oct. Jerusalem: Two killed in stabbing attack near Lion’s Gate. Aharon Banita-Bennet (22) was stabbed to death on the way to the Western Wall in the Old City on Saturday evening with his wife and two young children. His wife, Adele and two-year-old son were wounded. Rabbi Nehemia Lavi (father of seven), who came to the aid of the Banita-Bennett family, was attacked and stabbed to death. Police shot and killed the attacker. 4 Oct. Jerusalem: Moshe Malka (15) was stabbed and wounded (near light rail stop) on his way to prayers at the Western Wall. Terrorist was shot dead by security forces. 7 Oct. Petach Tikva: Knife attack at shopping mall wounded one man. The knife broke, preventing further victims. Bystanders apprehended the terrorist (25, from Daharia refugee camp, illegally residing in Israel and working as a hair stylist in Kfar Kassem). Gush Etzion, Judea, south of Jerusalem – woman (38), driving from her home in Tekoa, was attacked by Arabs, who threw rocks at her and tried to drag her from her car. Lightly wounded, she succeeded in closing the car door and escaped. Jerusalem: Palestinian woman (18) stabbed 36-year-old Jewish man at Lion’s Gate of the Old City. The victim, moderately wounded, shot and wounded the terrorist. Kiryat Gat (southeast of Tel Aviv) – terrorist stabbed an IDF soldier and snatched his gun, then ran into a nearby apartment, where a woman was just returning home. She fought with him and managed to flee. The terrorist was killed by police. 8 Oct. Tel Aviv: Female soldier and three others stabbed. Terrorist was shot and killed. Jerusalem: Yeshiva student (25) was seriously injured and another man lightly injured in stabbing attack near the light rail. Terrorist (age 19) arrested. Kiryat Arba (Jewish town near Hebron, south of Jerusalem): Man (31) seriously wounded in stabbing attack. Victim evacuated to Jerusalem hospital. Terrorist escaped. Afula (town in Galilee): Soldier stabbed by Arab (20, from Jenin in West Bank), who was apprehended by bystanders and held for police. The soldier was taken to hospital in moderate-to-serious condition. 9 Oct. Samaria, northwest of Jerusalem: Five Israelis, three of them children, were lightly wounded by rocks thrown at their vehicle. Jerusalem (Shmuel HaNavi St.): Jewish boy (16) was beaten and stabbed and lightly injured. Attacker (18, from Hebron in West Bank) was later apprehended by police. Kiryat Arba: Terrorist stabbed a police officer (47) and tried to grab his gun. Other officers shot him. 10 Oct. Jerusalem: (Sabbath morning) Arab (16) stabbed two Jewish men in their 60s near Damascus Gate, leaving them moderately and lightly wounded, respectively. The terrorist then attacked Border Police officers, who shot and killed him. Jerusalem (near Damascus Gate): Palestinian (19, from Shuafat) stabbed two police officers. Nearby police shot and killed him, and accidently wounded a third officer. Officers in serious-to-moderate condition. Jerusalem (Shmuel HaNavi St.): Bus driver lightly injured by stones thrown at the bus. Gush Etzion (south of Jerusalem): Woman (53) lightly injured by broken glass when stones were thrown at her car. 11 Oct. Maaleh Adumim-Jerusalem highway: Police officer lightly injured when he pulled over a driver acting suspiciously, and the (female) driver set off an explosive device. Gas canisters were found in the car. The terrorist was seriously wounded. Northern Israel, (Gan Shmuel, between Hadera and Afula): Four injured at bus station in a combined ramming/stabbing attack. Female soldier, Orel Azuri (19) in critical condition (as of 18 Oct still in intensive care); girl (turned 15 that day) in moderate condition; two men (45, 20) in light condition. Terrorist first rammed his car into two of the victims, then got out and started stabbing. The terrorist (20, from Umm el Fahm in northern Israel) was apprehended with the help of bystanders. 12 Oct. Jerusalem: Stabbing attack foiled at Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City. Terrorist (18, from eastern Jerusalem) was shot and killed. Jerusalem (Ammunition Hill, northern Jerusalem): Border policeman was stabbed and lightly injured by a female terrorist (16). The officer managed to shoot and stop her, and she was evacuated to hospital. Jerusalem (Pisgat Zeev in northern Jerusalem): Two terrorists (ages 13 and 17 from nearby Beit Hanina)) stabbed and seriously wounded a man (21) and a boy (13) riding his bicycle. Police shot and killed one terrorist and apprehended the second (the 13-year-old). [The two injured boys were taken to different branches of Hadassah Hospital. The Jewish victim was treated by an Arab doctor. The attacker was treated by a Jewish doctor and was released on 18 October. The Jewish boy was released on 27 October (the other victim was released earlier in the same week). Jerusalem – near bridge at entrance to city, 8:30 pm: Terrorist (22) on bus stabbed a soldier (19) and tried to grab his gun. After a struggle, the terrorist was shot and killed by a police officer. 13 Oct. Ra’anana (center of country, northeast of Tel Aviv): Two stabbing attacks in the morning, an hour apart: The first at a bus stop in the center of town, in which a man (32) suffered light wounds; the attacker (28, from eastern Jerusalem) was subdued by passers-by and held until the police arrived. The second attack resulted in one seriously wounded and three lightly wounded; the terrorist (a worker at nearby Beit Levinstein rehabilitation hospital) was arrested. Jerusalem: Shooting and stabbing attack on bus in Armon Hanatziv, a southern Jerusalem neighborhood, by two terrorists armed with a gun and a meat cleaver. Alon Govberg (51) and Chaim Haviv (78) were killed outright; Richard Laken (76) died of his wounds on 27 October. Chaim’s wife was seriously wounded and is still receiving treatment (as of 27 October) at Shaare Tzedek Hospital. Police shot and killed one of the terrorists and apprehended the second (both from Jabel Muqaber in eastern Jerusalem). Jerusalem: Ramming-stabbing attack at a bus stop on Malchei Yisrael St in Makor Baruch, not far from the Central Bus Station. Rabbi Yeshayahu Krishevsky (59) was killed, several injured. The perpetrator, a resident of Jabel Muqaber in eastern Jerusalem, was an employee of Bezeq, Israel’s main telephone service provider. 14 Oct. Jerusalem: Woman (72) stabbed and injured while waiting for a bus at the Central Bus Station. Terrorist shot and killed. Jerusalem, Damascus Gate at the Old City: Terrorist (19) from Hebron lightly injured two people before being shot and killed by the security forces. Jerusalem: Attack foiled by Border Police. Officers who boarded a bus full of passengers discovered a knife hidden under a seat. The owner of the knife had boarded the bus with a young child in his arms to allay suspicion. 16 Oct. Hebron (Zayit junction outside Kiryat Arba): Palestinian terrorist disguised as a photojournalist stabbed and moderately wounded an IDF soldier. A second soldier shot and killed him. Joseph’s Tomb, Nablus: Hundreds of Palestinian rioters set fire to the tomb, which suffered severe damage. The site is under the control of the PA, which is required by previous agreements to protect it and all Jewish holy sites under its control. Jewish worshippers have limited access to the tomb. 17 Oct. Jerusalem (Armon Hanatziv neighborhood): Terrorist (16, from Jabel Mukaber) tried to stab Border Police officers; one of the officers shot and killed him. Hebron: Three separate attacks: (1) Palestinian tried to stab a civilian walking back from morning prayers; the civilian shot and killed the terrorist with his personal firearm. (2) Palestinian woman (16) stabbed and lightly wounded a female Border Police officer, who shot and killed her. (3) Terrorist (18) from Hebron, stabbed and moderately wounded an IDF soldier at Police checkpoint. Second soldier shot and critically wounded attacker. Kalandiya checkpoint (north of Jerualem): Terrorist tried to stab police officer, and was shot in lower body; then tried to stab a bomb squad officer. Another officer shot and killed him. 18 Oct. Beer Sheva: Two killed, 11 wounded – IDF soldier, Omri Levy (19). was murdered and about 11 civilians and police officers (one soldier seriously) wounded when a terrorist armed with a knife and a pistol entered the central bus station, shot the soldier, grabbed his gun and started shooting. Police officers shot and killed the terrorist, an Israeli Bedouin (21) from the town of Hura. An Eritrean asylum seeker, Habtom Zerhom (29), who was mistaken for a second terrorist and shot by a security guard, died of his wounds. 20 Oct. near Hebron: A soldier was lightly wounded by a knife-wielding Palestinian during riots. Soldiers shot and killed the Palestinian (24), a resident of nearby Beit Awa. Fawwar, southwest of Hebron: Avraham Asher Hasno (54) was run over and killed by a truck after his vehicle was stoned. Gush Etzion junction: Attempted ramming-stabbing. A soldier (20) and a civilian (21) were lightly injured. The terrorist was shot and killed. Hebron: Two Palestinians stabbed an IDF soldier, lightly wounding him. The attackers (aged 15 and 17) were shot and killed. 21 Oct. Yitzhar (a Jewish community in Samaria): Attack foiled when security forces noticed a woman (15) approaching the gate armed with a knife. The woman was shot and apprehended. North of Jerusalem (Kikar Adam): Two terrorists stabbed female soldier (19), seriously wounding her. When one of the terrorists charged another soldier to stab her, the soldier shot and killed him. The other attacker was apprehended. Maale Adumim (east of Jerusalem): Attack foiled when security forces found home-made explosive devices in a car. Two Palestinians were arrested. Gush Etzion, near Bethlehem (Route 60): Five soldiers injured – After their vehicle was stoned, the soldiers got out to arrest the stone-throwers and were rammed by a Palestinian car. The attacking driver was shot and seriously wounded. 22 Oct. Beit Shemesh (central Israel): A yeshiva student (18) was lightly injured in a stabbing attack by two Palestinians, who were shot by police. 23 Oct. Route 60, north of Jerusalem: Five family members – parents and 3 children – were lightly to moderately injured when Palestinian terrorists threw a firebomb at their vehicle. 23-24 Oct. Jerusalem: Two knifing attacks were thwarted. 24 Oct. Jalameh (Gilboa) crossing, north of Jenin in the West Bank: A young Palestinian (16) posing as a sweets vendor tried to stab a security guard and was shot and killed. Tel Aviv: Possible stabbing attack thwarted when a 17-year-old resident of the Palestinian village of Yatta was arrested due to suspicious behavior while holding a screwdriver. 25 Oct. Metzad (Gush Etzion bloc): Ambush and stabbing attack – An Israeli driver (58) was forced to stop on the road, which was blocked. A terrorist smashed his windshield and stabbed him repeatedly. The Israeli managed to shoot him in the legs. He was taken to hospital in moderate condition. A man who was reportedly admitted to the hospital in Hebron in serious condition is evidently the terrorist. Hebron: Female Arab terrorist (17, from Hebron) attempted to stab border police officers with a knife. The officers shot her and she died from the wounds. Ariel junction (Samaria): Israeli (25) waiting for a ride was stabbed by a Palestinian (26, from a village near Nablus), who fled. Security forces located and arrested him later that evening. 26 Oct. Kiryat Arbah (Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem): Israeli soldier seriously injured in stabbing attack this morning. The soldier managed to shoot and kill the attacker before he collapsed and was taken to hospital. Hebron, near Tomb of the Patriarchs: Stabbing attack foiled by security forces, who shot and killed the terrorist. 27 Oct. Hebron: Two Arabs shouting “we’ve come to liberate Palestine” were arrested by security forces when they refused to submit to security check. Knives were found in their possession. Jerusalem: Terror attack foiled – Two Arabs (17 & 16) from eastern Jerusalem armed with an axe and a knife were arrested in the center of town (Kikar Tzahal). North of Hebron: About 200 Palestinians threw stones at security forces (early afternoon). 28 Oct. Gush Etzion: A woman (mother of 8 children) was stabbed in the back and moderately wounded. The attack occurred next to a supermarket where she had just gone shopping. The attacker was apprehended. Hebron: A Palestinian attempted to stab a soldier and was shot and killed. 29 Oct. Hebron: IDF soldier stabbed in head and lightly wounded near the Tomb of the Patriarchs. Attacker was shot and killed by security forces. Hebron: Terrorist who attempted to stab an IDF soldier was shot. Jerusalem: Shots were fired towards a bus stop near Jerusalem from a passing vehicle. 30 Oct. Jerusalem: 2 Israeli civilians injured in stabbing attack. Assailant shot on site. Tapuah Junction, Samaria (West Bank): Attempted stabbing of Border Police officers at Tapuah Junction. Attackers shot on site. 31 Oct. Jalameh (Gilboa) checkpoint, near Afula: Knifing attack foiled by security forces. The attacker was shot and killed. The checkpoint has been closed. 01 Nov. Kiryat Arba/Hebron: Attempted stabbing attack of IDF soldier during a violent riot. Assailant shot and killed. Beit Anun checkpoint, north of Kiryat Arba/Hebron: Three Border Police officers were injured in a vehicle ramming attack, one officer moderately and the other two lightly. The driver fled the scene and later turned himself in to the DCL in Hebron; he is being questioned. 02 Nov. Jalameh (Gilboa) crossing, near Afula: Attempted stabbing attack on IDF soldiers. One attacker was shot and killed, and a second one apprehended. Rishon Lezion: Three Israelis were injured, two seriously (including an 80-year-old woman) and one lightly, in a stabbing attack near the central bus station. The attacker (19, from Hebron area) was apprehended. Netanya (coastal city north of Tel Aviv): A 70-year-old man was stabbed and is in serious condition. The attacker (22, from Tulkarem area) was wounded and apprehended by security forces.