Sunday, December 24, 2017

Israel stopped over 400 terror attacks in 2017

Israel haters like to point out the difference in casualty rates between Jews and Arabs, using it as a barometer  to prove the eternal victimhood of the Palestinians.  The numbers don't tell the whole story.

This year, Israel stopped over 400 terror attacks- if just a fraction of those had been successful, the number of Israeli victims would be much higher.

Speaking at a semi-annual security briefing before the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Director of Israel’s Shin Bet  Nadav Argaman described the situation

“The calm we are experiencing right now is deceptive.  Hamas is trying with all its might to orchestrate terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria in an effort to destabilize the Palestinian Authority,” he explained. “The reality in Gaza, meanwhile, is more challenging than ever"

Of the hundreds of terror attacks the Shin Bet prevented, 13 were planned suicide attacks, eight were attempted abductions and 94 were planned attacks in which the attackers risked death.

About 1,100 lone wolf attacks were prevented in 2017. A total of 54 terrorist attacks were  perpetrated in Israel , a significant drop from last year’s 108.

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