Incident Summary:

10/13/2015: An assailant drove his car into a bus stop, exited his car, and began stabbing civilians on Malkei Israel street in Guela neighborhood, Jerusalem city, Israel. One civilian was killed and three others, including the assailant, were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however sources identified the assailant as Abu Jamal, a Palestinian extremist.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The incident occurred on Malkei Israel street in the Guela neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bus Stop
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 meat cleaver 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 lowest reliable estimates are 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 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Breaking: More than 20 wounded in 2 separate terror attacks in Jerusalem," Jerusalem Post, October 13, 2015.
"Three Dead, More Than 20 Injured in Shootings, Stabbings,", October 13, 2015.
"At least 21 critically wounded in two simultaneous Jerusalem attacks," Ynet News, October 13, 2015.