Incident Summary:

10/30/2015: An assailant stabbed and wounded United States student at a light rail station on Bar-Lev Street in Old City, East Jerusalem, West Bank. Police officers opened fire in response, killing the assailant and wounding an Israeli civilian. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to a Palestinian extremist.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank


Location Details:
The incident occurred on Bar-Lev street in the Old City area.

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 Student
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
A knife was 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
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 1 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 1
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"American tourist stabbed in fresh bout of violence between Israelis and Palestinians," Deutsche Welle, October 30, 2015.
"Two Palestinians killed during new stabbing attacks," Irish Independent, October 30, 2015.
"Two Palestinians shot dead in separate attacks," RTE Online, October 30, 2015.