Incident Summary:

11/30/2006: A group calling themselves the Islamic Swords of Justice in the Land of Ribat [Suyuf al-Haqq al-Islamiyah fi Ard al-Ribat] claimed responsibility for the bombings that hit 12 internet cafes and shops selling cassettes and CDs. The group setoff explosive devices and firing rocket propelled grenades at these places. The reason behind these bombings, according to the group, was that these shops "aim to preoccupy a whole generation of youth and deflect them jihad and prayer and to serve the Zionist Jews and their masters the Crusaders." No casualties were reported.

GTD ID:
200611300002

When:
2006-11-30

Country:
West Bank and Gaza Strip

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip

City:
Gaza

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Internet Cafes and music stores
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive 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
Islamic Swords of Justice in the Land of Ribat 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
Salafi group threatens Internet cafes in Gaza Strip, Ramallah Al-Ayyam, December 3, 2006.