Incident Summary:

11/27/2015: An assailant rammed his vehicle into Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers in Bayt Umar, West Bank. Six soldiers were injured in the attack and the assailant was shot and killed. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Issa Arafat, a Palestinian extremist.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Bayt Umar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
Specific Description Soldiers
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this incident conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
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 / 6 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 6
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Five Soldiers Wounded in Car-ramming Attack Near Hebron," Haaretz, November 27, 2015.
"Six IDF soldiers wounded near Hebron in second vehicular attack of the day," Jerusalem Post, November 27, 2015.
"IDF prepares to demolish family homes of three Palestinian terrorists. Eight soldiers wounded Friday in car attacks," The Jerusalem Post, November 29, 2015.