Incident Summary:

06/09/2002: The Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) has claimed responsibility for a raid in the Israeli settlement of Yithar that wounded four Israeli Defense Force soldiers.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

West Bank


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israeli Defense Force (IDF)
Specific Description Soldiers in Yitzhar
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
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 4 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 4
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"DFLP Takes Responsibility for Yitzhar Attack; 9 Palestinians Held," Voice of Israel Network, June 9, 2002.
"Slaughter goes on as Sharon flies to US," The Advertiser, June 10, 2002.
"One Palestinian dead, four Israeli troops wounded in West Bank raid," Agence France Presse, June 9, 2002.