Incident Summary:

12/11/2015: An assailant attempted to ram his car into Israeli soldiers in Halhul junction, West Bank. The assailant was shot and killed before causing any damage. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the incident to Issa Hroub, a Palestinian extremist.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
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 / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Palestinian gunman opens fire at West Bank crossing; attempted ramming reported near Hebron," Jerusalem Post, December 11, 2015.
"Israeli Troops Thwart Two Attempted Terror Attacks in West Bank,", December 11, 2015.
"Palestinian wounded after firing on Israelis in West Bank," Associated Press, December 11, 2015.