Incident Summary:

11/19/2015: An assailant stabbed three people during afternoon prayers at a Synagogue in southern Tel Aviv city, Israel. Two people were killed and two others, including the assailant, were wounded in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Riad Mahmoud Al Masalma, a Palestinian extremist.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Religious Figures/Institutions
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Synagogue
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 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"'Five dead in Palestinian attacks in Tel Aviv, West Bank'," Jordan Times, November 20, 2015.
"Attacks in Tel Aviv, West Bank leave 4 dead," Middle East Eye, November 19, 2015.
"Wave of terror October 2015," IMFA, October 14, 2015.