Incident Summary:

02/18/2016: Assailants stabbed a soldier and a civilian at a supermarket in Shaar Binyamin, West Bank. Two people, an assailant and the soldier, a dual Israeli-United States citizen, were killed and two others, an assailant and the civilian, were injured in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Palestinian extremists.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Shaar Binyamin

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Rami Levy Hashikma Marketing
Specific Description Supermarket
Nationality of Target Israel
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
Specific Description Sergeant: Tuvia Yanai Weissman
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
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 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 1
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"State Department condemns stabbing death in West Bank of Tuvia Weisman, US citizen," JTA, February 19, 2016.
"Israeli man killed, another seriously injured in West Bank supermarket attack," JTA, February 18, 2016.
"Soldier killed and another wounded in Sha'ar Binyamin stabbing attack," Ynet News, February 18, 2016.