Incident Summary:

12/09/2018: Assailants in a vehicle opened fire on a bus stop in Ofra, north of Ramallah, West Bank. At least seven people were injured, including a 21-year-old pregnant woman who needed an emergency C-section. The infant was born prematurely and died three days later. Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) claimed responsibility for the incident.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank


Location Details:
The incident occurred north of Ramallah.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Israeli Civilians
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Additional Information The victims included Shira, Amichai Ish-ran, Chen Antebi, and Meirav Sherbit. Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: E-mail)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 7 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 7
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Doctors deliver baby of woman seriously wounded in Ofra attack," Jerusalem Post, December 9, 2018.
"Givat Assaf terrorist caught after month-long manhunt. Mother of victim: 'He should not have been taken alive'," The Jerusalem Post, January 9, 2019.
"Israeli troops kill two fugitive Hamas gunmen in West Bank," Reuters India, December 13, 2018.