Incident Summary:

12/06/2015: An assailant rammed his vehicle into a civilian, then exited the vehicle and stabbed a police officer in Romema neighborhood, Jerusalem city, Jerusalem district, Israel. The assailant was killed and the civilian and the police officer were both injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources identified the assailant as Omar Eskafi, a Palestinian extremist.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Romema neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Israel Police
Specific Description Officer
Nationality of Target Israel
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
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) 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 / 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
"Revision: Two Israelis Injured in Jerusalem Car-Ramming, Stabbing Attack; Assailant Shot Dead," The Jerusalem Post Online, December 6, 2015.
"Two People Wounded in Jerusalem Stabbing Attack; Suspected Assailant Shot Dead," Haaretz, December 6, 2015.
"2 lightly wounded in Jerusalem vehicular-stabbing attack," JTA, December 6, 2015.