Incident Summary:

08/29/2001: An Israeli driver was shot dead while delivering gas to Palestinians near Nablus in the West Bank in an attack with competing claims by the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Near Nablus

Location Details:
The incident occurred on a road near Nablus in the West Bank.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Israeli Civilians in the West Bank
Specific Description Israeli Truck Driver near Nablus, the West Bank
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
"Israel seals off Palestinian town," FBIS August 29, 2001.
Phil Reeves, "Israelis make new thrust into Arab land; Middle East tanks destroy police posts and seal off a town in the Gaza Strip with the Palestinians still reeling from the seizure of Beit Jalla," The Independent (London), August 30, 2001.
David Horovitz, "Ceasefire hopes collapse as clashes in West Bank intensify," The Irish Times, August 30, 2001.