Incident Summary:

06/09/2007: One HAMAS perpetrator was killed and 12 other unspecified perpetrators were wounded when an unknown number of al-Fatah perpetrators and an unknown number of HAMAS perpetrators exchanged fire with small arms in Rafah, Gaza Strip (Occupied Territories), Palestine. No claim of responsibility was reported.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
Weapon Details
Small arms.
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 HAMAS claimed al-Fatah perpetrators fired first, but this could not be independently verified.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Fatah No
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 12 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 12
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 12
“Seven people wounded as Hamas-Fatah infighting renews in Gaza,” Xinhua General News Service, June 9, 2007.
“Five hurt in Fatah-Hamas clashes in Gaza,” Agence France Presse, June 9, 2007.
“Pro-HAMAS site: al-Qassam Brigades man dies of wounds sustained by Fatah gunmen,” Filastin al-An WWW-Text, June 10, 2007.