Incident Summary:

08/30/2001: An Israeli man, Amos Tadjuri, was shot and killed in an attack by two members of the Popular Army Vanguards-Battalions of Return at a restaurant in Nahalin, the West Bank, Palestine.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Israeli Civilians in the West Bank
Specific Description Amos Tadjuri
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 Popular Army Vanguards-Battalions of Return are linked with Al-Fatah.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Popular Army Vanguards- Battalions of Return Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
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
“‘Battalions of Return’ Claims Killing Israeli Settler Near Ramallah 30 Aug,” Quds Press, August 31, 2001.
“Fresh killing in the West Bank as Israel on edge,” Agence France Presse, August 30, 2001.
“Israeli troops withdraw from Beit Jala,” Deutsche Presse-Agentur, August 30, 2001.