Incident Summary:

01/19/2004: Members of Hizballah launched a rocket at an Israeli bulldozer in the Golan Heights on the Israeli-Lebanon border. Two of the bulldozer's drivers were killed, and the other was injured. Hizballah claimed the bulldozer was on the Lebanese side of the border. Israel later acknowledged that part of the bulldozer was crossing the Lebanese border.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Golan Heights

Golan Heights district

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israeli Defence Forces (IDF)
Specific Description Israeli army bulldozer
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
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: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Joel Greenberg, "Israeli jets strike in Lebanon; Hezbollah bases hit after soldier killed on border," Chicago Tribune, January 21, 2004.
Peter Hirschberg, "Israel targets Hizbullah after rocket attack," Irish Times, January 21, 2004.
"The World; Hezbollah attack kills one Israeli," Los Angeles Times, January 20, 2004.