Incident Summary:

10/31/2007: No casualties were reported when an unknown number of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) perpetrators fired eight homemade rockets in morning from Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip at Sderot, Southern (District), Israel.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Sderot

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Israeli civilians
Specific Description Civilians in Sderot.
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
Eight homemade rockets were used in the attack.
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 rockets landed in open areas, doing no damage, and the IDF responded with an airstrike that killed a PIJ perpetrator, followed by a small armored and air cavalry incursion into Beit Hanoun.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
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
“The CNN wire: Wednesday, Oct. 31,”, October 31, 2007.
“Palestinians fire mortars at Israel,” Voice of Israel Network B (Jerusalem), October 31, 2007.
“4 Palestinians wounded in Israel's bombing,” Xinhua General News Service, October 31, 2007.