UPDATE ON MONDAY, APRIL 18:
- Jerusalem bus blown up in terror attack, injuring at least 21 — Hamas praises attack but doesn’t claim responsibility. (Times of Israel
- IDF thwarts major terrorist attack by discovering — and destroying — new Hamas attack tunnel running from Gaza, under the security fence, into Israel proper. (Ynet News)
(Central Israel) — After a six-month spate of stabbings, fire-bombing, shootings and other attacks by Palestinian terrorists, there is finally some good news to report.
The latest data from Shin Bet, Israel’s equivalent of the American FBI, show a “significant decline in the scope of terrorist attacks,” Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu noted this week.
So far in April, there have been “only” three significant terror attacks. In March, there were 20. Last October, there were 78, reported the Times of Israel.
The downward trend is the result of a combination of more effective work by Israeli security services in arresting terror plotters…
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