Incident Summary:

10/01/2015: Assailants opened fire on a civilian vehicle near Beit Burik village, West Bank and Gaza Strip. A married couple, one of whom was a United States citizen, were killed and one assailant was injured in the attack. The three attackers were later arrested by Israeli forces. The Abd el-Qader el-Husseini Brigade, an affiliate of the Fatah party's armed wing, claimed responsibility for the incident. Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) also claimed responsibility and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for the death of the Dawabsheh family.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Near Beit Burik

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Vehicle
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade Abd el-Qader el-Husseini Brigade Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 1
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Israel denies claim Palestinians sent warning of impending shooting attack," Jerusalem Post, October 2, 2015.
"Distressing details revealed in Henkin murder investigation," Ynet News, November 2, 2015.
"Two killed in shooting attack near West Bank settlement," Haaretz, October 1, 2015.