Shin Bet: Half of Terrorists Are 20 or Under

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Israeli security forces at the scene of a stabbing attack at the Damascus Gate. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
Israeli security forces at the scene of a stabbing attack in the Old City of Yerushalayim. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

October 1st marked the beginning of the current wave of terror, and since then, the Shin Bet said in a report released Monday, there have been 228 terror attacks, including attempted attacks. Most of the terrorists who carried out these attacks – 37 percent – were ages 16-20, Israel Radio quoted the report as saying. Ten percent of the attacks were carried out by minors aged 16 and under – meaning that nearly half the attacks were carried out by individuals 20 and under.

About a third of the terrorists were ages 21-25, while 10 percent were 30 and older. In addition, the report revealed, 24 – or 11 percent – of the attackers were females.

The large majority of attacks – 74 percent – occurred in Yehudah and Shomron. Sixteen percent occurred in Yerushalayim, while 10 percent took place inside the 1967 boundaries. Eighty percent of the terrorists were residents of Yehudah and Shomron. Forty percent were residents of the Chevron region, while 25 percent lived in the Ramallah area. Twenty-one of the terrorists were Arabs illegally living in Israel proper.

October 1st, Thursday of Chol Hamoed Sukkos, was the day that Eitam and Naama Henkin, Hy”d, were murdered in a car shooting.