Incident Summary:

10/21/2006: Palestinian Prime Minster Ismail Haniyeh's convoy was attacked by gunfire as it passed through the Nusseirat refugee camp in central Gaza. No one was injured, but one vehicle caught fire after its passengers had escaped. HAMAS blamed Fatah militants for the attack, but Fatah denied involvement. Motivations for the attack were unclear; HAMAS officials stated it was not an assassination attempt, but the result of familial retaliation by al-Fatah forces against HAMAS paramilitary forces.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip


Location Details:
The incident occurred at the Nusseirat Rufugee Camp

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Palestinian Prime Minister's convoy
Specific Description Ismail Haniyeh's convoy
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity HAMAS Paramilitary
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
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) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Fatah (suspected) Unknown
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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
Donald Macintyre, “Palestinian leader’s convoy attacked by Fatah gunmen,” The Independent (London), October 21, 2006.
"World Digest,” The Toronto Star (Canda), October 21, 2006.