Incident Summary:

06/02/2018: An assailant attempted to ram a Bobcat tractor into Israel Defense Forces (IDF) personnel near the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Old City, Hebron, West Bank, West Bank and Gaza Strip. The assailant was killed after IDF personnel responded to the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources identified the assailant as Rami Svarana, a Palestinian extremist.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Old City area of the city.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
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)
Weapon Details
A Bobcat tractor 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Attempted car ramming attack near Hebron, suspect shot dead," Jerusalem Post, June 2, 2018.
"Palestinian tries to hit Israeli soldiers with car, shot dead: Army," The Gulf Today, June 2, 2018.
"Palestinian tries to hit Israeli soldiers with tractor, shot dead: army," France24, June 2, 2018.