Incident Summary:

05/19/2002: Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) militants fired at Israeli troops in the Netzarim junction of Israel. Israeli authorities reported that no one was harmed in the attack.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israeli Military
Specific Description Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) at Netzarim junction, Israel
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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 There were conflicting reports of the result of the attack. The perpetrators alleged that four people were injured, whereas the Israeli government did not (the latter information has been used).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Letter)
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
"Israel Radio reports mortar fired in Gaza; fuel tanker explosion," BBC, May 23, 2002.
"DFLP Military Wing Claims Responsibility for Attack on Israeli Patrol in Gaza," Al-Jazirah, May 19, 2002.
"More Details on Northern Israel Suicide Bombing; Mortars, Gunfire in Gaza Strip," Voice of Israel Network, May 20, 2002.