Incident Summary:

11/04/2015: An assailant rammed a car into three border police officers at the junction in Halhul, West Bank and Gaza Strip. The assailant and a border police officer were killed and two officers were injured as a result of the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources identified the assailant as Ibrahim Saqafi, a Palestinian extremist.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank


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 Officers
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) 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 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Border policeman, 20, wounded in vehicular terror attack last week succumbs to wounds," Jerusalem Post, November 8, 2015.
"Israeli critically wounded in suspected car ramming attack in W. Bank near Hebron," Jerusalem Post, November 4, 2015.
"Israel: IDF Soldier Dies of Wounds Sustained in West Bank Vehicular Attack on 4 November," Ynetnews, November 8, 2015.