2015 in Israel

Events in the year 2015 in Israel.




  • January 5 – The site where Jesus may have been tried, prior to his crucifixion, opens to the public for the first time located under an abandoned prison building, called Kishle, that is part of the Tower of David Museum ground in the Old City of Jerusalem.[1]
  • January 18 – It was reported that Israeli helicopters attacked a Hezbollah's convoy in the Syrian-controlled part of Golan Heights, killing six prominent members of Hezbollah and six IRGC commanders, including a General.[2][3]
  • January 21 – A Palestinian man from the West Bank, Hamza Muhammad Hassan Matrouk, illegally crosses into Israel for the express purpose to stab people, attacking over a dozen Israelis on a bus in central Tel Aviv. Security forces captured the assailant as he continued to indiscriminately stab people in the street.[4]
  • January 28 – Hezbollah fired an anti-tank missile at an Israeli military convoy in the Israeli-territory of Shebaa farms near the Lebanon border, killing two soldiers and wounding seven. In response, Israel fired at least 50 artillery shells across the border into southern Lebanon, in which a Spanish UN peacekeeper was killed.[5][6]




  • April 16 – A car driven by a Palestinian hit two Israelis at the French Hill junction in Jerusalem in what was described as a terror attack.[9]
  • April 25
    • A series of attacks attributed to the Israeli Air Force were made in the Qalamoun region of Syria against Hezbollah camps and weapons convoys in two brigade bases.[10]
    • Four police officers were hit by a car in Jerusalem near the Mount of Olives in a suspected terror attack.[11]


  • June 12–28 – Israel sent 141 athletes and won 12 medals at the 2015 European Games
  • June 19 – An Israeli civilian was shot dead by a Palestinian gunman after they stopped when the Palestinian waved down their car on a dirt road near the West Bank settlement of Dolev. His companion was injured.[12]
  • June 21 – An Israeli Border Police officer was seriously wounded after being stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist outside the Old City of Jerusalem.[13]





  • October 18 – Beersheva bus station shooting
  • October 31 – Israeli aircraft attacked numerous Hezbollah targets in southern Syria, close to the border with Lebanon in the Qalamoun Mountains region. Estimated targets included a weapons convoy destined for Hezbollah.[17]


  • November 11 – Israeli airstrike near Damascus airport that targeted Hezbollah weapons warehouses.[18][19]
  • November 19 – Tel Aviv synagogue stabbing
  • November 23 – Israeli airstrike in the Qualamoun region killed 13 Syrian troops and Hezbollah fighters.[20]
  • November 28 – Israeli airstrike around Qalamoun, causing dead and wounded among Hezbollah fighters.[21]


  • December 20 – Explosion in Jaramana attributed to the Israeli Air Force that killed Hezbollah commander and convicted murderer Samir Kuntar.[22]
  • December 26 – Alleged Israeli airstrike against seven Hezbollah positions in the Qalamoun Mountains area.[23]
  • December 31 – Opening of the Ofakim Railway Station


Uri Orbach

See also


  1. ^ "Possible Site Of Trial Of Jesus Uncovered By Archaeologists". 5 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Region on edge after Israel's deadly strike". Daily Star. 2015-01-19.
  3. ^ "Report: Six Iranians killed in Israeli strike in Syria, including Revolutionary Guards general". Jerusalem Post. 2015-01-19.
  4. ^ "Stabbing on Tel Aviv Bus Breaks a Fragile Calm". New York Times. 21 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Two Israeli Soldiers Killed in Attack Claimed by Lebanon's Hezbollah". The Wall Street Journal. 28 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Two Israeli soldiers killed in Hezbollah missile attack". Al Jazeera. 28 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Netanyahu Soundly Defeats Chief Rival in Israeli Elections". 17 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Ehud Olmert convicted in Talansky case retrial". 30 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015.
  9. ^ "Motorist hits pedestrians at Jerusalem bus stop; 1 dead, another injured". CNN.
  10. ^ "Israel reportedly hits Hezbollah, Assad targets in Syria". The Times of Israel.
  11. ^ "Four police officers wounded in Jerusalem terror attack". Ynet.
  12. ^ Raanan Ben Tzur, Yoav Zitun, Itay Blumenthal, 'Israeli killed in West Bank terror attack,' Ynet 19 June 2015.
  13. ^ Terror attack: Border Police officer stabbed, critically hurt in Jerusalem Jerusalem Post 21 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Report: IAF strike in Syria targeted Hezbollah members and fighters under Lebanese terrorist Kuntar". Jerusalem Post.
  15. ^ "Second reported IAF strike: Damascus says Israel strikes pro-Syrian Palestinian militia". Jerusalem Post.
  16. ^ "IAF strikes in Syria, kills rocket launchers". Ynet News.
  17. ^ "Report: Israeli Air Force attacked Hezbollah targets in Syria". Jerusalem Post.
  18. ^ "'Hezbollah weapons warehouses were the target of Wednesday's Israeli airstrikes in Syria'". Jerusalem Post.
  19. ^ "Syrian media reports Israeli airstrike near Damascus airport". Jerusalem Post.
  20. ^ "Syrian opposition: IAF struck Hezbollah, regime targets near Syria-Lebanon border". Jerusalem Post.
  21. ^ "Report: Israel Air Force strikes targets in Syria near Lebanese border". Jerusalem Post.
  22. ^ "Hezbollah: Samir Kuntar killed in Israeli airstrike on Damascus - Middle East News". Haaretz.com. Retrieved 2015-12-20.
  23. ^ "Syrian media: Israel hits Hezbollah targets in Qalamoun area". Times of Israel. December 26, 2015.