Incident Summary:

01/23/2007: A group of gunmen claiming to be al-Qai da attacked an empty seaside tourist resort in Gaza City, Palestine, with explosive devices and automatic weapons. Allegedly, the action was to "warn," in some fashion, Palestinian Authority Chairman, Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah legislator Muhmmad Dahlan. Officials however, believe that the incident could be linked to Hamas. More than half of the resort was destroyed in the pre-dawn attack. No one was killed or injured in the incident.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Business
Specific Description the Oasis Resort
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Target Type: Government (Diplomatic)
Name of Entity Political Party
Specific Description Fatah political party
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
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 Unknown Explosive Type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
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
Additional Information Officials believe it could be the work of Hamas.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Qaida (suspected) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) (suspected) No
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
Khaled Abu Toameh, "Self proclaimed al-Qaida gunmen destroy resort, Palestinian journalists protest attack on Al-Arabiya," The Jerusalem Post, January 24, 2007.
Josef Federman, "Palestinian gunmen attack empty tourist resort in Gaza, claim to be al-Qaida," The Associated Press, January 23, 2007.