Incident Summary:

03/04/2019: Assailants rammed their vehicle into Israeli security personnel in Nimah, West Bank. Two assailants were killed and three people, including a soldier, a border police officer, and an assailant, were injured in the attack and ensuing clash. This was one of two similar attacks carried out by the same assailants on the same day. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to Palestinian extremists.



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 Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Israel
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Israeli Border Police
Specific Description Officers
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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
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 incident was the result of a car accident. The victims included soldier Company Commander Yisrael Meir Elitzur.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Car ramming wounds 2 Israelis Palestinian attackers killed police," Press Trust of India, March 4, 2019.
"Two Palestinians Dead, Two Israeli Soldiers Injured in West Bank Ramming Attack," Latin American Herald Tribune, March 5, 2019.
"Car rams into Israeli troops; 2 Palestinians shot and killed," AP The Associated Press (Embargoed Data), March 4, 2019.