Incident Summary:

07/10/2017: An assailant rammed his vehicle into a group of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers in Tekoa, West Bank. The assailant then exited the vehicle and attempted to stab the soldiers. The assailant was killed and at least one soldier was injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources identified the assailant, Muhammed Ibrhaim Jabril, as a Palestinian extremist.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed 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
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Weapon Details
A knife and a vehicle were used in the attack.
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 / 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
"Identity of terrorist in Monday's ramming attack released," Jerusalem Post, July 10, 2017.
"IDF soldier wounded in car ramming attack, assailant killed," Jerusalem Post, July 10, 2017.
"Three people wounded in attack in Jerusalem's Old City, assailants shot and killed," Haaretz, July 14, 2017.