Incident Summary:

11/25/2016: An assailant attempted to stab military personnel at an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) checkpoint in Jerusalem, West Bank. The assailant was shot and killed by security forces. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to a Palestinian extremist, identified as Mohammad Nabil Zeidan.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank


Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Shuafat neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
Specific Description Checkpoint
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages 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) 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
"Palestine: Palestinian child shot dead in Jerusalem ‘stabbing attempt’," Muslim News, November 26, 2016."
"Israel police say knife-wielding Palestinian shot, killed," Associated Press, November 25, 2016."