Incident Summary:

07/18/2017: An assailant rammed a vehicle into Israel Defense Forces (IDF) personnel in Beit Einun, West Bank. At least two soldiers were injured in the attack before the assailant was shot and killed by security forces. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources identified the assailant, Rafaat Nathmi Shukri Hirbawi, as a Palestinian extremist.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Beit Einun

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Hebron district.

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
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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
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 / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Palestinian Car-Ramming Terror Attack Injures Three Soldiers Near Hebron,", July 19, 2017.
"Palestinian shot dead by Israeli soldiers in Hebron area," Abu Dhabi National, July 18, 2017.
"Palestinian Driver Runs Over Soldiers, Lightly Wounds Two Troops," Haaretz, July 18, 2017.