Incident Summary:

05/04/2000: On May 4, 2000, Hizballah attacked the northern Israel community of Qiryat Shemona with Katyuaha rockets. The group attacked Israel in response to the Israeli bombing of two Lebanese power stations. 28 people were wounded.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Qiryat Shemona

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Qiryat Shemona Civilians
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Hizballah used Katyusha rockets 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
Hezbollah Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 28 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 28
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
“At Least 15 Hurt in Rocket Attack on Northern Israel,” The Associated Press, May 4, 2000.
“Hizballah Issues Statement on 5 May Katyusha Shelling,” Beirut Voice of Light, May 5, 2000.
“Attacks by Israel Draw Tough Hizballah Response,” Detroit Free Press, May 5, 2000.