Incident Summary:

06/12/2007: One home was destroyed when an unknown number of al-Fatah perpetrators stormed the house of a HAMAS lawmaker and burned it down using unknown materials in Gaza, Gaza Strip (Occupied Territories), Palestine. No claim of responsibility was reported.

GTD ID:
200706120024

When:
2007-06-12

Country:
West Bank and Gaza Strip

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip

City:
Near Gaza

Location Details:
The house of a HAMAS lawmaker.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity HAMAS government
Specific Description Lawmakers
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
Weapon Details
Perpetrators used an unknown substance to burn down the home.
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
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
Sources
"Hamas captures Fatah positions," Associated Press Online, June 12, 2007.
Steven Erlanger and Isabel Kershner, "Attacks escalate as Palestinians fight for power, New York Times, June 13, 2007.
"Grenade hits Palestinian PM's home," Guardian Unlimited, June 12, 2007.