Incident Summary:

12/10/2017: Assailants opened fire on a passenger bus transporting Israeli students in Ein Yabrud, West Bank, West Bank and Gaza Strip. There were no reported casualties in the assault. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Near Ein Yabrud

Location Details:
The incident occurred between the towns of Ein Yabrud and Ofra.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Transportation
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Bus of Students
Nationality of Target Israel
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Firearms loaded with 5.56-mm ammunition 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
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Shin Bet: Dozens of Palestinian faction members arrested for planning West Bank terror attacks," Haaretz, December 18, 2019.
"Israel: Shots Fired at Army Post in West Bank, No Injuries; IDF Raids Home of Jerusalem Stabber," Summary, December 10, 2017.
"IDF finds bullet casings near Ein Yabrud bus attack," Israel National News, December 11, 2017.