Incident Summary:

02/06/2002: In the Israeli settlement of Hamra in the West Bank, two Palestinians dressed as Israeli Defense Forces were able to enter the settlement. After they gained access, they entered a house killing a 50-year-old woman and her 11-year-old daughter. They also killed one Israeli Defense Force officer and injured two others. Both Fatah and HAMAS claimed responsibility for the attack. The reports claim that one of the two perpetrators was killed, the status of the other perpetrator was unknown.



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: Military
Name of Entity Israeli Defence Forces (IDF)
Specific Description Israeli Defence Forces officers in the Israeli Settlement of Hamra in the West Bank.
Nationality of Target Israel
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Civilians in the Israeli settlement of Hamra in the West Bank
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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)
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
"Israel -- More on 6 Feb Terrorist Incidents; IAF Bombs PA Building in Nabulus," Voice of Israel Network, February 7, 2002.
"HAMAS Leader Mish'al on Hamra Attack, Arafat Ties With United States," Doha Al-Jazirah Satellite Channel Television, February 7, 2002.
"Palestinians seize house in West Bank settlement and kill 3, witnesses and officials say," The Associated Press, February 6, 2002.