Incident Summary:

11/23/2015: Two female assailants stabbed and wounded a civilian at the Mahane Yehuda market in Jerusalem, Israel. A police officer opened fire in response, killing one assailant and wounding a civilian and the other assailant. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Palestinian extremists.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Mahane Yehuda market area.

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 Civilian: Yussuf Alharoub
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Weapon Details
Scissors 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 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Two women commit Jerusalem stabbing attack," Ynet News, November 23, 2015.
"One Israeli Killed, Another Wounded in West Bank Gas Station Stabbing," Haaretz, November 23, 2015.
"Palestinian teens stab man near Jerusalem market, one shot dead," Agence France-Presse Top News (English), t, November 23, 2015.