Significant rise in terror attacks on Israelis

By Jennifer Lipman, April 5, 2011
The scene after the bomb attack in Jerusalem

The scene after the bomb attack in Jerusalem

Terrorist attacks against Israel have more than doubled in the last month.

According to figures compiled by Israel's General Security Service, there were a total of 128 terrorist incidents in March, compared to 61 the previous month.

The brutal murders of the Fogel family and the bus stop bombing in Jerusalem saw the tally of Israeli deaths from terrorism rise to six last month.

Attacks increased most significantly in the south of Israel, with terrorists stepping up the barrage of Grad rockets and mortar shells fired across the Gaza border from 18 attacks in February to 50 in March.

Last updated: 3:14pm, April 5 2011