Incident Summary:

12/07/2017: An assailant armed with a bat attacked a kosher restaurant in southern Amsterdam, Netherlands. The assailant smashed the windows of the restaurant and then entered the building and removed an Israeli flag. There were no reported casualties in the incident. Saleh Ali, a former fighter in Syria and a Palestinian extremist, claimed responsibility and stated that he carried out the incident in order to "protest."




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

North Holland


Location Details:
The incident occurred in southern Amsterdam.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Kosher Restaurant
Nationality of Target Netherlands
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Blunt Object
Weapon Details
A bat 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: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Amsterdam kosher eatery assailant reportedly was ex-fighter from Syria," JTA, December 13, 2017.
"Palestinian who vandalized Amsterdam kosher eatery says he's not anti-Semitic," JTA, December 8, 2017.