Incident Summary:

08/27/2018: Assailants attempted to ram a vehicle into Israel Defense Forces (IDF) personnel near Joseph's Tomb in Nablus, West Bank. Soldiers opened fire, injuring two assailants. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Palestinian extremists.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank


Location Details:
The incident occurred near Joseph's Tomb.

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
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Joseph's Tomb
Specific Description Tomb
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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 2
"IDF Shoots at Car Aiming to Ram Troops at Joseph’s Tomb,", August 28, 2018.
"Violent disturbances at Joseph's Tomb," Arutz Sheva, August 28, 2018.
"IDF fires on car speeding toward Jewish worshipers at West Bank shrine," The Times of Israel, August 27, 2018.