Incident Summary:

12/04/2015: An assailant rammed a vehicle into two Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers near Ofra settlement, West Bank and Gaza Strip. The assailant was killed and the two soldiers were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources identified the assailant as Anas Basam Hamad, a Palestinian extremist.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Near Ofra

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
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 / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"West Bank Attackers Killed After Attacking Israeli Troops," AFP (World Service), December 4, 2015.
"Israeli injured in stabbing attack near Halamish in Binyamin region," Jerusalem Post, December 4, 2015.
"2nd attack in an hour: Car ramming attack in Samaria," Israel National News, December 4, 2015.