Incident Summary:

01/27/2006: Fatah-aligned protesters converged after Hamas’s electoral win and set parliament cars on fire and broke windows and air conditioning units of the Palestinian Legislative Council in Gaza City, Palestine. No injuries were reported.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip

Near Gaza

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Palestinian Authority
Specific Description Cars of parliament members and Legislative Council building
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Blunt Object
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Al-Fatah (suspected) No
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
“‘Abbas Out’ Demand Gaza Protesters,” AFP, January 27, 2006.
Ibrahim Barzak, “Thousands of Fatah Members Protest in Gaza,” Associated Press Online, January 27, 2006.
Khaled Abu Toameh, “Rioting Fatah Members Turn on Abbas. PA Leader Fearing for his Life Cancels Gaza Meeting with Hamas,” The Jerusalem Post, January 29, 2006.