Incident Summary:

09/24/2020: Security forces identified assailants preparing to throw Molotov cocktails near Kafr Malik, Ramallah and Al-Bireh district, West Bank. The security forces opened fire, injuring two assailants. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Palestinian extremists.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Kafr Malik

Location Details:
The incident occurred in Ramallah and Al-Bireh district.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Molotov Cocktail/Petrol Bomb
Weapon Details
Molotov cocktails 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 Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 2
"Army shoots at Palestinians throwing Molotov cocktails; two said injured," The Times of Israel, September 24, 2020.
"Israel Defense Forces Say Prevented Terrorist Attack Near Ramallah," Sputnik News Service, September 24, 2020.