Incident Summary:

06/19/2005: Palestinian militants from Palestinian Islamic Jihad and those affiliated with the Fatah movement shot at soldiers and civilians performing engineering work near an Israeli military post in the Gaza Strip in Palestine. They later fired rockets at the army post and injured three Israeli soldiers. One of the militants was killed by a soldier while another militant escaped.

GTD ID:
200506190001

When:
2005-06-19

Country:
West Bank and Gaza Strip

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip

City:
Unknown

Location Details:
Near an Israeli military post in the Gaza Strip in Palestine

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israeli Military
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Israel
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description Civilians doing engineering work with Israeli soldiers.
Nationality of Target
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
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) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Fatah No
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Three Israelis Wounded by Palestinian Gunmen" Associated Press Online. June 19, 2005.