Incident Summary:

12/14/2015: An assailant rammed his vehicle into civilians at a bus stop along Herzl boulevard, Jerusalem city, Jerusalem district, Israel. At least 14 people were injured in the attack. Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) claimed responsibility for the incident and identified the assailant as Abed el-Muhsen Hassuna.




Middle East & North Africa

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Location Details:
The incident occurred along Herzl boulevard, near Chords Bridge.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bus Stop
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information Casualty numbers for this attack 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: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 14 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 14
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Palestinian motorist rams Jerusalem pedestrians, shot dead," Reuters, December 14, 2015.
"Hamas claims responsibility for car-ramming attack in Jerusalem," JTA, December 15, 2015.
"Eight People Wounded in Car-ramming Attack in Jerusalem," Haaretz, December 14, 2015.