Incident Summary:

06/11/2007: Four al-Fatah perpetrators and one HAMAS perpetrator were killed and a hospital was damaged when an unknown number of al-Fatah and Executive Force (HAMAS) perpetrators exchanged small arms fire outside a hospital in Beit Hanoun, 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

Beit Hanoun

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 Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
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 The al-Fatah dead included Eid al-Masri and his sons Faraj al-Masri and Ibrahim al-Masri, among others. Doctors were forced to close the hospital due to a power outage caused by the firefight.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Fatah No
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 5
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 5 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 5
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 5
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Taghreed El-Khodary and Isabel Kershner, “9 die in fierce Palestinian factional fighting,” New York Times, June 12, 2007.
Khaled Abu Toameh, “Bloody battles spread to Gaza hospitals,” Jerusalem Post, June 12, 2007.
Sarah El Deeb, “17 killed in Palestinian infighting,” Associated Press Online, June 11, 2007.