Incident Summary:

10/21/2015: Assailants threw rocks at an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) vehicle in Bayt Umar town, West Bank. As the soldiers exited their vehicle to investigate, another assailant ran them over in a vehicle. At least five people, four soldiers and one assailant, were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources identified the assailants as Palestinian extremists.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Bayt Umar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed 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
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority 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 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Five soldiers wounded in car-ramming terrorist attack in West Bank," Jerusalem Post, October 21, 2015.
"Female soldier stabbed, critically wounded by two assailants," Ynet News, October 21, 2015.
"4 Israeli soldiers hurt, one seriously, in West Bank car-ramming attack," JTA, October 21, 2015.