Incident Summary:

09/02/2020: An assailant rammed his vehicle into security personnel and then attempted to stab them at Tapuah junction in Tapuah, Salfit district, West Bank. Three people, including a soldier a police officer, and the assailant, were injured in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to a Palestinian extremist.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Near Tapuah

Location Details:
The incident occurred at Tapuah Junction in Salfit district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
Specific Description Soldier
Nationality of Target Israel
Target Type: Police
Name of Entity Israel Police
Specific Description Officer
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Weapon Details
A knife and a car were 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
Palestinian Extremists No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 1
"Two injured in suspected terrorist attack reported in West Bank," Jerusalem Post, September 2, 2020.
"Israeli Soldier, Police Officer Shot In Suspected West Bank Attack,", September 2, 2020.
"Israeli soldier, police officer wounded, Palestinian driver shot in suspected West Bank attack," One News Page, September 2, 2020.