Incident Summary:

10/11/2015: An assailant ran his car into two people at a bus stop and then emerged with a knife near Hadera area, Gan Shmuel town, Haifa district, Israel. Four people were injured either by the car crash or the subsequent stabbing. The assailant was arrested by security forces after the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources named the assailant as Ala Zwid, a Palestinian extremist.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Gan Shmuel

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Israel
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Weapon Details
A knife and car 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
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates have been reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Suspected terror attack: 3 wounded at Kibbutz Gan Shmuel in central Israel," Jerusalem Post, October 11, 2015.
"Soldier in critical condition after attack near Hadera," Ynet News, October 11, 2015.
"Three Israelis Hurt in Stabbing Attack in Central Israel; Perpetrator Apprehended by Police," OSC Summary, October 11, 2015.