Incident Summary:

1/25/2001: Akiva Pashkos, a Jerusalem man, was shot and killed in his vehicle near the Atarot industrial zone, north of Jerusalem, Israel. The incident occurred a few hours after peace talks between Israel and Palestine resumed after a two-day suspension. A group calling itself Thabet Thabet Brigade claimed responsibility for the attack. Thabet was a Fatah leader who had been killed by Israeli troops the month previous; the Thabet Thabet Brigade stated that the death of Pashkos was revenge for Thabet's death.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Near The incident occurred near the Atarot industrial zone north of Jerusalem

Location Details:
Near the Atarot industrial zone north of Jerusalem

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilian
Specific Description Akiva Pashkos, a Jerusalem man
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information The Thabet Thabet Brigade is believed to be a branch of Yasser Arafat's Fatah group
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Fatah Thabet Thabet Brigade Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Other)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Salah Nasrawi, "Negotiations resume, continue despite killing of Israeli motorist," Associated Press, January 25, 2001.
Etgar Lefkovits, "Jerusalem man shot dead. Fatah claims responsibility for ambush near Atarot," The Jerusalem Post, January 26, 2001.
Etgar Lefkovits, "Arab workers warned Jewish driver of danger at Atarot ," The Jerusalem Post, January 29, 2001.