Incident Summary:

11/02/2015: An assailant stabbed people at a bus stop in Rishon Lezion town, Central district, Israel. Three people were injured in the attack, after which the attacker was arrested. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to a Palestinian extremist.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Rishon Lezion

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 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
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 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
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 0
"Two elderly among four wounded in Rishon Lezion, Netanya attacks. Police prevent angry mobs from assaulting suspects," The Jerusalem Post, November 3, 2015.
"Revision: Israel: Three Hurt in Stabbing in Rishon LeZiyyon; Attacker Arrested; Police Pursuing Second Suspect," OSC Summary, November 2, 2015.
"Wave of terror October 2015," IMFA, October 14, 2015.