Incident Summary:

06/11/2007: One al-Fatah perpetrator was killed and Mazen Ajour, a commander of the Qassam Brigades (HAMAS), was kidnapped when an unknown number of HAMAS and al-Fatah perpetrators exchanged small arms fire at Shifa Hospital 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


Location Details:
Shifa Hospital.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Type of Attack (more) Hostage Taking (Kidnapping)
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 Yes
Number of Hostages 1
US Hostages 0
Outcome Hostage(s) killed (not during rescue attempt)
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 Ajour was found dead on June 11 from an execution-style gunshot wound.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Al-Fatah No
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators Unknown
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
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.
“Gaza fighting moves to hospitals,” United Press International, June 11, 2007.