The Israel Security Agency’s report on terror attacks during July 2023 shows that throughout the month a total of 240 incidents took place: 198 in Judea & Samaria and 40 in Jerusalem and inside the ‘green line’. Two incidents were recorded in the Gaza Strip sector.
In Judea & Samaria, Jerusalem and inside the ‘green line’ the agency recorded 158 attacks with petrol bombs, 39 attacks using pipe bombs, fourteen shooting attacks, eighteen arson attacks, four stabbing attacks and one stone throwing attack (the ISA only records stone-throwing attacks which result in moderate or severe injuries). In the Gaza Strip sector one shooting attack and the launch of five rockets in one incident were recorded.
Two members of the security forces were killed and sixteen people were wounded in attacks during July.
The death of a soldier on July 4th during the counter-terrorism operation in Jenin was mentioned in related BBC reports. Another soldier was killed in a shooting attack near Kedumim on July 6th. That attack was mentioned in a BBC report on another topic published the following day.
The BBC News website reported a combined vehicular and stabbing attack in Tel Aviv on July 4th in which nine civilians were wounded.
One civilian was wounded in a stabbing attack in Bnei Brak on July 3rd which was not reported on the BBC News website. On July 10th one person was wounded in a stabbing attack near Ni’lin and on July 12th one person was injured in a petrol bomb attack near Nahliel, neither of which was reported by the BBC.
On July 16th three civilians, including two children, were wounded in a shooting attack near Tekoa. On July 20th a civilian was seriously injured in a stabbing attack in the Gilo neighbourhood of Jerusalem. Neither of those incidents was reported on the BBC News website.
Throughout the first seven months of 2023 the BBC News website reported 2.09% of the terror attacks which actually took place (not including Operation Shield and Arrow) and 90% of the fatalities.
With regard to BBC News website coverage of Israel’s counter-terrorism operations, the corporation’s reporting continues to fail to adequately inform audiences how many of the Palestinian casualties were members of terrorist organisations and/or males involved in violence at the time.
As our regularly updated resource on that topic documents, at least 116 of the 175 Palestinians killed during the first seven months of 2023 (outside the Gaza Strip) were affiliated to terrorist organisations and five were members of the Palestinian Authority security forces. Fifty-two of the fatalities were killed while carrying out terror attacks or shortly afterwards.