Incident Summary:

12/31/2013: Assailants set fire to three Palestinian-owned cars near the Beit El settlement north of Ramallah city, West Bank territory, West Bank and Gaza Strip. They also sprayed graffiti calling for death to Arabs and saying "regards to John Kerry." There were no reports of casualties in the attack. Israeli extremists claimed responsibility for the incident and sources stated that it may have been committed in retaliation for perceived injustices committed by Palestinians.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Beit El

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicles
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
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
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Israeli extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Note left at scene)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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
"'Price Tag' attack in Jalazoun takes jab at Kerry's role in peace talks," Jerusalem Post, December 31, 2013.
"Israeli Settlers Torch 3 Cars near Ramallah," Palestine News Agency, December 31, 2013.
"Vandals spray graffiti against Kerry in West Bank," DuBois Courier-Express, December 31, 2013.