Incident Summary:

01/31/2001: Brigades of Palestinian National Resistance (armed wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine or Al-Jabha al-Dimuqratiyah) were responsible for a bomb explosion in front of an Israeli Army patrol in the Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israeli Defense Force (IDF)
Specific Description Israeli Army post in Netzarim
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) Brigades of Palestinian National Resistance Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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
"Bomb Explodes Near Israeli Patrol in Gaza as Army Warns of Escalation," Agence France Presse. January 31, 2001.
Margot Dudkevitch, "IDF General Warns Gaza 'Terrorists' Attempt 'Strategic Attack' Inside Israel," The Jerusalem Post, February 1, 2001.