Incident Summary:

09/20/2006: The Martyr Sami al-Ghul Brigades, or the military wing of Fatah, claimed responsibility for firing two rockets at Sederot, Israel. The group said that the fire came in response to the assassination of a member of the brigades, and the crimes committed against the Palestinian people by the occupying Israelis. No casualties were reported.

GTD ID:
200609200015

When:
2006-09-20

Country:
Israel

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Southern

City:
Sederot

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Town of Sederot
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
The group fired two Yasir and Aqsa 3 rockets.
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
Martyr Sami al-Ghul Brigades Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Other)
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
Sources
"IDF Raids West Bank Towns, Makes Arrests; Brigades Fire Rockets at Sederot," West Bank Gaza Strip - OSC Report, September 21, 2006.