Incident Summary:

12/24/2015: An assailant rammed his vehicle into Israeli soldiers and border police officers at the Adam Junction in Al-Ram, West Bank. The assailant was killed and a soldier was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Wissam Abu Ghawileh, a Palestinian extremist.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Adam Junction area.

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
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Israeli Border Police
Specific Description Officers
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) 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 / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Two security guards, three soldiers wounded in four incidents," Jerusalem Post, December 24, 2015.
"3 Israelis injured, 3 assailants killed in 3 attacks in West Bank," JTA, December 24, 2015.
"Palestinian driver tries to crash into IDF troops, is killed," The Times Of Israel, December 25, 2015.