Incident Summary:

06/11/2007: No casualties were reported when an unknown number of suspected al-Fatah perpetrators fired on the Palestinian Ministry of Culture and Sports with small arms in Gaza City, 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) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Government (General)
Name of Entity HAMAS government
Specific Description Ministry of Culture and Sports
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?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This was the second of three attacks against HAMAS government targets in Gaza on June 11 and may have been an attempt to assassinate HAMAS member Bassem Naim, the Palestinian Authority Minister of Sports and Youth, who fled the building with his bodyguards. This was one of 3 related attacks (cf. 200706110018 and 200706110020).
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Fatah No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
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
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.
“17 killed in factional fighting in Gaza,” Associated Press Worldstream, June 11, 2007.