Incident Summary:

10/21/2015: An assailant rammed a vehicle into an Israeli Border Police checkpoint near Ofra settlement, West Bank. At least one police officer was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources identified the assailant as a Palestinian extremist.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Near Ofra

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 Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Five West Bank terrorist attacks leave six Israelis wounded. Eisenkot: There is no clear solution to this problem," The Jerusalem Post, October 22, 2015.
"1 Israeli Lightly Wounded in Palestinian Car-Ramming Attack,", October 21, 2015.
"Suspected Car Attack in Samaria," Israel National News, October 21, 2015.