Incident Summary:

11/25/2016: Assailants set several fires in Halamish, West Bank. Four people were injured and several houses were damaged in the blaze. This was one of a series of arson attacks in Israel, West Bank, and Lebanon in late November. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected the involvement of Palestinian extremists in the attack.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Houses
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which there is doubt that one or more of the incidents meets terrorism-related criteria.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Extremists (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bennett: Strategy vs arsonists must be to win," Jerusalem Post, November 27, 2016.
"Israel fires: Dozen suspects arrested on suspicion of arson," BBC, November 25, 2016.
"Israel: Police, Firefighters Insist No Certainty Fires Caused by Arsonists With 'Terrorist' Motives,", November 29, 2016.