Incident Summary:

02/06/2020: An assailant in a vehicle rammed into Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers in First Station neighborhood, Jerusalem, Israel. At least 14 soldiers, including a dual Israeli-American citizen, were injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to a Palestinian extremist.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



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
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)
Weapon Details
A car was used in the attack.
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) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Additional Information Casualty numbers conflict across sources. Following GTD protocol, the majority reliable estimates are reported here.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 14 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 14
Number of U.S. Injured 1
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"12 Israeli troops injured in Jerusalem car-ramming attack," Xinhua General News Service, February 6, 2020.
"14 Israeli troops injured in car-ramming attack in Jerusalem," ABC News, February 6, 2020.
"Jerusalem: Multiple Wounded in Suspected Terror-Ramming Attack," Jewish Press, February 6, 2020.