Incident Summary:

03/04/2018: An assailant rammed his vehicle into pedestrians near a market in Acre, Northern, Israel. At least three people, including a border police officer and two soldiers, were injured in the attack before the assailant was shot and injured by police personnel. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources identified the assailant as an Arab-Israeli extremist.




Middle East & North Africa

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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
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Israeli Border Police
Specific Description Officer
Nationality of Target Israel
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian
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
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) No
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Other Crime Type
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Witnesses stated that the assailant became upset after receiving a parking ticket prior to the attack. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the lowest reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Arab-Israeli extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"WATCH: Three injured in suspected ramming attack in northern Israel," Jerusalem Post, March 4, 2018.
"Police: Car-ramming attack in northern Israel injures 3," Associated Press International, March 4, 2018.
"4 wounded in Acre ramming attack. Witnesses say driver was angry about a parking ticket," The Jerusalem Post, March 5, 2018.