Incident Summary:

11/27/2015: An assailant stabbed an Israeli Border Police officer in Nahariyya city, Northern district, Israel. The police officer was injured and the 16 year old assailant was apprehended in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to a Palestinian extremist.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Israeli Border Police
Specific Description Officer
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Lack of Intentionality
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources stated that the assailant carried out the attack after an argument with the police officer.
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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"World Briefing: West Bank: Palestinians Killed After Attacks on Troops," New York Times, November 30, 2015.
"VIDEO: Border Police officer stabbed in suspected terror attack in Nahariya," Jerusalem Post, November 27, 2015.
"Border Police officer stabbed in Nahariya," Israel National News, November 27, 2015.