Incident Summary:

09/26/2017: An assailant armed with a pistol opened fire on security personnel at the entrance to Har Adar, West Bank, West Bank and Gaza Strip. Three people, including one border police officer and two security guards, were killed and one security guard was injured in the attack before the assailant was shot and killed. A Palestinian extremist, identified as Nimer Mahmoud Ahmad Jamal, claimed responsibility for the incident.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Har Adar

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Israeli Border Police
Specific Description Officer: Solomon Gavriya
Nationality of Target Israel
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Israel Police
Specific Description Officers: Youssef Othman, Or Arish, Amit Steinhart
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Weapon Details
A pistol was 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
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
"Border Policeman, 2 security guards killed in Har Adar terror attack," Jerusalem Post, September 26, 2017.
"Palestinian shoots dead 3 Israelis at settlement near Jerusalem," Washington Post, September 26, 2017.
"Wife of Har Adar terrorist left him weeks before shooting," The Times Of Israel, September 26, 2017.