Incident Summary:

07/12/2006: Assailants fired projectiles at Israel Defense Forces (IDF) outposts and Israeli communities in Northern district, Israel. At least five civilians were injured in the incident. This was one of at least five related attacks that occurred along the Israel-Lebanon border on the same day. Hezbollah claimed responsibility for the incidents.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
Specific Description outposts
Nationality of Target Israel
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Communities
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.)
Weapon Details
Katyusha rockets and mortars were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks in which both military and non-military entities were targeted.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hezbollah Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Video)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 5 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 5
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Greg Myre and Steven Erlanger, "Israelis Enter Lebanon After Attacks," The New York Times, July 13, 2006.
Amos Harel, "Hezbollah Kills 8 Soldiers, Kidnaps Two in Offensive on Northern Border," Haaretz, July 13, 2006.
"Hezbollah releases boastful documentary on attack that sparked 2006 war," The Times of Israel, July 31, 2016.