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Terrorist Activities Up; Rise on Syrian Border, Gaza Strip

Terrorist activities increased last week compared to the previous week, according to statistics released today by security authorities. During the week ending yesterday, 23 incidents were reported compared to 13 the previous week. The rise was on the Syrian border where eight incidents occurred compared to three the week before, and in the Gaza Strip which had 12 compared to six earlier. Incidents along the Jordan and Lebanese borders were the same for both weeks–one and two respectively. There was a total of 70 incidents during February compared to 79 in January. Two Israeli soldiers and one civilian were killed during February and four civilians were killed in January as a result of terrorist acts. There were no military fatalities in January.