Incident Summary:

01/01/2007: Two civilians were wounded in gunfire as Hamas abducted 7 members of Al-Fatah who, in turn, also abducted a total of 10 members of Hamas in an incident in northern Gaza, Palestine.

GTD ID:
200701010008

When:
2007-01-01

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) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity Hamas
Specific Description Hamas Security Forces
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Civilians
Specific Description Gaza
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Fatah
Specific Description Fatah Security Forces
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Additional Information
Hostages Yes
Number of Hostages 17
US Hostages 0
Outcome Unknown
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Fatah Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 10
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 3 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 3
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured Unknown
Sources
"Peruvian Journalist Is Seized in Gaza," New York Times, January 2, 2007.
"New Clashes in Gaza Strip," The Advertiser (Australia), January 3, 2007.