Incident Summary:

05/20/2015: An assailant targeted Border Police officers with a vehicle in A-Tur neighborhood, Jerusalem city, West Bank, West Bank and Gaza Strip. The assailant was killed and at least two officers were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, a police official identified the assailant as Amran Abu Dhein and stated that he was affiliated with Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement).



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Altur neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Israeli Border Police
Specific Description Officers
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)
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 lowest 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 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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 0
"Palestinian driver rams 2 police, shot dead: Israel," Agence France Presse -- English, May 20, 2015.
"Terrorist shot dead after running down 2 Border Police officers in east Jerusalem," Jerusalem Post, May 20, 2015.
"Soldier recalls death of Jerusalem attacker," Ynet News, May 20, 2015.