Incident Summary:

12/11/2018: An assailant attempted to ram his vehicle into Israeli Civil Administration patrol in Idhna, West Bank. One border police officer was injured in the attack. The assailant was shot and killed. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to a Palestinian extremist, identified as Omar Awwad.



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: Government (General)
Name of Entity Israeli Civil Administration
Specific Description Patrol
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Security forces reportedly foil ramming attack in southern West Bank," Jerusalem Post, December 11, 2018.
"2 Terror Ramming Attacks Foiled by Israeli Forces," Jewish Press, December 11, 2018.
"Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in West Bank," Latest Nigerian, December 12, 2018.