Incident Summary:

11/26/2018: An assailant rammed a vehicle into Israel Defense Forces (IDF) personnel in Al-Aroub, West Bank. The assailant was killed and four people, including three IDF soldiers and the assailant's wife, were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources identified the assailant as Ramzi Abu Yabes, a Palestinian extremist.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank


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) Lack of Intentionality
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. Sources suspected that the vehicle-ramming may have been accidental.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Palestinian Shot, Killed after Driving Car into 3 Israeli Soldiers," Latin American Herald Tribune, November 27, 2018.
"3 Israeli soldiers injured in alleged car-ramming attack in West Bank," JTA, November 26, 2018.