Incident Summary:

12/10/2015: An assailant rammed a vehicle into Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers near Kfar Luban area, West Bank and Gaza Strip. Four soldiers were injured in the attack. Mehmed Abed al-Halim Abed al-Hamid Salem, a member of Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement), claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in response to Israeli intentions for Temple Mount and military operations.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Kfar Luban

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)
Weapon Details
A black Isuzu vehicle was 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) 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
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Israeli security forces arrest suspected terrorist from West Bank ramming attack," Jerusalem Post, December 11, 2015.
"Israel: Four Wounded in West Bank Vehicular Attack; Security Forces Search for Assailant," The Jerusalem Post Online, December 10, 2015.
"Israeli emergency services: 3 Israelis injured in West Bank car ramming attack by Palestinian," The Canadian Press, December 10, 2015.