Incident Summary:

03/06/2015: An assailant rammed a vehicle near Israeli Border Police in Jerusalem city, West Bank and Gaza Strip. The assailant then continued to a nearby light rail station, where he struck a bicyclist. Finally, the assailant exited the vehicle and attempted to attack police before being shot by security forces. In addition to the assailant, five people, including four police officers and a civilian, were wounded in the attack. A Palestinian extremist, identified as Mohammad Salima, claimed responsibility for the incident.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank


Location Details:
The incident occurred at a tram stop on Shimon HaTzadik street on the border between East and West Jerusalem

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Israeli Border Police
Specific Description Officers
Nationality of Target Israel
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Jerusalem Light Rail
Specific Description Train Station
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Melee Blunt Object
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Weapon Details
A knife, a tire iron, and a vehicle were 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Palestinian Assailant Injures 5 Israelis in Car Attack," New York Times, March 6, 2015.
"Palestinian rams car into pedestrians; ISRAEL," i-Independent Print Ltd, March 7, 2015.
"Palestinian driver rams into Jerusalem tram stop, injuring police," Melbourne Age, March 7, 2015.