Incident Summary:

08/24/2018: An explosive device was discovered and defused along Route 443 between Beit Likya and Beit Anan, West Bank. No group claimed responsibility for the attack; however, sources suspected the involvement of Hezbollah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Near Beit Likya

Location Details:
The incident occurred between Beit Likya and Beit Anan.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device attached to two gas canisters and containing nails 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
Hezbollah (suspected) No
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"August 24, 2018 Report: Palestinian Authority foils attack intended to derail Gaza talks," Jerusalem Post, August 24, 2018.
"Israeli news site: 'Palestinian security thwarts major terror attack'," Ma'an News Agency, August 24, 2018.