Incident Summary:

10/22/2014: An assailant in a vehicle attempted to run over civilians in Jerusalem city, West Bank, West Bank and Gaza Strip. At least two people, inlcuding one citizen from the United States (US), were killed and seven others, including two citizens from the United States (US), were injured in the attack. Additionally, the assailant was killed by police as he attempted to flee. No group claimed responsibility; however, officials attributed the incident to Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement).



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Baby: Haya Zissel Braun
Nationality of Target United States
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
Nationality of Target Ecuador
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Jerusalem Light Rail
Specific Description Ammunition Hill Tram Stop
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Weapon Details
A Volkswagen was used in the attack.
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 Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the most recent reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 3 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 3
Number of U.S. Fatalities 1
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 2
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Ecuador woman hurt in Jerusalem car attack dies: hospital," Agence France Presse -- English, October 26, 2014.
"Jerusalem car 'attack' kills baby at rail station," BBC Online, October 23, 2014.
"Driver in Jerusalem attack a Hamas member: Israel," Agence France Presse -- English, October 22, 2014.