Incident Summary:

11/22/2015: An assailant in a taxi first attempted to ram his vehicle into Israeli civilians, then got out and attempted to stab them at the Kefar Adumim Junction, West Bank. A civilian was injured in the attack and the assailant was killed when a civilian opened fire. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Shadi Khaseb, a Palestinian extremist.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Kefar Adumim

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 Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Weapon Details
A knife and a taxi cab were 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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"West Bank Faces Spate of Assaults That Kill 4," The New York Times, November 23, 2015.
"Two women commit Jerusalem stabbing attack," Ynet News, November 23, 2015.
"Teen among 3 Palestinians killed after knife attacks," Oman Tribune, November 22, 2015.