Incident Summary:

11/21/2015: An assailant stabbed and wounded four civilians in Kiryat Gat, Southern district, Israel. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources identified the assailant as Muhammad Shaker al-Tarda, a Palestinian extremist.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Kiryat Gat

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
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 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Israelis Injured In Stabbing In Kiryat Gat, Police Conduct Manhunt," International Business Times, November 21, 2015.
"Four People Wounded in Stabbing Attack in Southern City of Kiryat Gat," Haaretz, November 21, 2015.
"Four Israeli Jews stabbed, wounded in terror attack: police," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, November 21, 2015.