In view of the forthcoming elections in the Palestinian Territories, it is important to keep tabs on who is doing what against Israel in the terrorism stakes:
Despite the ''Tahdia,'' the commitment by Palestinian groups on January 22, 2005, not to commit terror attacks against Israel, 2 990 terror attacks were perpetrated against Israeli targets in 2005 and 377 Qassam rockets were fired against Israel (compared to 304 in 2004). (Guysen.Israël.News)
The number of Israeli victims decreased : 45 peoples died - including 37 civilians and 8 security force members -, in 2005 (as opposed to 117 in 2004) - a 60% drop ; 406 people were wounded - inculding 302 civilians and 104 security force members (compared to 589 in 2004) - a 30% drop. In 7 suicide bombings, 23 people died in 2005, as opposed to 55 in 15 suicide bombings in 2004. Also, in 2005, Israeli security forces arrested 160 would-be suicide bombers in the West Bank - 59 belonged to the Islamic Jihad, 47 to the Fatah Tanzim, 29 to Hamas, 14 to the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) and 11 to other movements.The terrorists are taking advantage of the absence of a security fence in Judea.