Incident Summary:

04/28/2001: Members of the al-Fatah Palestinian group claimed responsibility for shooting to death an Israeli soldier in Wadi Ara, Haifa district, Israel. Four passengers were also wounded. There was no mention of any material damage done.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity An Israeli soldier
Specific Description An Israeli soldier who was not on duty
Nationality of Target Israel
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Private citizens with the soldier
Specific Description Four passengers with the soldier
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
The gunmen opened fire on the soldier and his companions in a drive-by shooting.
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Fatah Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Neil MacFarquhar, "Palestinians and Israelis trying to plot a cease-fire," New York Times, April 30, 2001.
Eric Silver, "Palestine and Israel pave way for diplomacy," The Independent (London), April 30, 2001.