Incident Summary:

05/25/2020: An assailant drove his vehicle into a herd of sheep near Deirat, West Bank. There were no human casualties, but a number of sheep were killed and injured in the incident. No group claimed responsibility; however, sources attributed the attack to an Israeli settler.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Near Deirat

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Sheep
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
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 4-wheel-drive vehicle 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Israeli settlers No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Jewish Settlers Shoot, Injure Two Palestinian Herders in West Bank," Palestine Chronicle, May 25, 2020.
"Israeli Settlers Run Over Sheep, Burn Palestinian Crops near Hebron," International Middle East Media Center, May 25, 2020.
"Israeli settler runs over sheep, others set fire to crops in south of West Bank," Palestine News Agency, May 25, 2020.