Incident Summary:

08/06/2005: The Bayt Hanun crossing, in northern Gaza, was attacked with mortar rounds causing no casualties. The National Resistance Brigades and Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed responsibility for the attack.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip

Beit Hanoun

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israel Defense Force
Specific Description Israel Defense Forces along the Bayt Hanun border crossing
Nationality of Target Israel
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilan(s)
Specific Description Civilians near the Bayt Hanun border crossing
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 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
Additional Information National Resistance Brigades was the armed wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
"Program Summary: Cairo Nile News TV," Cairo Nile News TV, August 6, 2005.
"Militants shell Erez area in Gaza," Xinhua News Agency, August 6, 2005.