Incident Summary:

11/17/2017: An assailant drove his vehicle into Israeli citizens and attempted to stab Israeli soldiers between Gush Etzion junction and Efrat Junction, Alon Shvut, West Bank, West Bank and Gaza Strip. Two Israeli citizens, Ezer Holaring and David Ramati, were injured, along with the assailant. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Ezzedin Karaja, a Palestinian extremist.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Alon Shvut

Location Details:
The incident occurred between the Gush Etzion junction and Efrat Junction.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Palestinian National Security Forces (NSF)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Israeli Civilians: Ezer Holaring; David Ramati
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 1
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Friday’s Terror Victim Still in Serious Condition," Jewish Press, November 18, 2017.
"Palestinian teen injures two Israelis in car-ramming attack," Xinhua General News Service, November 17, 2017.
"Palestinian shot, injured south of Bethlehem following alleged attack," Palestine News Agency, November 17, 2017.