Incident Summary:

03/16/2018: An assailant drove his vehicle into Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers in Mevo Dotan, Samaria, West Bank, West Bank and Gaza Strip. At least two soldiers, Ziv Daos and Nathanel Khalani, were killed and two others were injured in the attack. Ala Rateb Abed al-Latif Kabha, a Palestinian extremist, claimed responsibility for the attack and was apprehended at the scene. Officials stated that he was previously imprisoned for security related offenses.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Mevo Dotan

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Samaria district.

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
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information The victims included soldiers Ziv Daos and Nathanel Khalani.
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 2 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"IDF spokesperson names the soldiers killed in Friday ramming attack," Jerusalem Post, March 17, 2018.
"2 Israeli Soldiers Killed in Palestinian Car-Ramming Attack in West Bank,", March 16, 2018.
"Two Israelis killed, two wounded in suspected West Bank car-ramming attack," Haaretz, March 16, 2018.