Incident Summary:

12/20/2020: An assailant assaulted Esther Hurgan with a rock near Tel Menashe, West Bank. Hurgan, an Israeli civilian, was killed in the attack. Mohammad Maroh Kabaha, a Palestinian extremist, claimed responsibility for the attack. Authorities stated that Kabaha carried out the attack to avenge the death of a friend who fell ill and died in an Israeli jail. Sources noted that Kabaha initially planned to attack Israeli soldiers, but gave up on that plan after discovering that he could not afford a weapon.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank

Near Tel Menashe

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Esther Hurgan (Horgen)
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Blunt Object
Melee Hands, Feet, Fists
Weapon Details
A large rock 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
Additional Information The victims included Esther Hurgan, a dual Israeli-French citizen.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Extremists Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 1
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
"West Bank murder: Woman's body found in forest," Jerusalem Post, December 21, 2020.
"Jerusalem: attack at Temple Mount, attacker killed," Ansamed, December 22, 2020.