Incident Summary:

04/14/2008: On Monday afternoon at 1355, the military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), The Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades fired a homemade projectile at the Kerem Shalom border crossing, HaDarom, Israel. They said in a statement that the shelling came in retaliation for ongoing Israeli atrocities against the Palestinian people in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Kerem Shalom

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description The target was a border crossing
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Two 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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) (suspected) Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
Ma'an News Agency, "PFLP's Military Wing Fire Projectile at Kerem Shalom Crossing," (April 14, 2008)
Jerusalem Post, "Gaza Mortar Shells Strike Near OC Southern Command Galant. Nahal Oz Fuel Depot to Remain Closed Until Area Secured," LexisNexis Academic, Jerusalem Post, April 14, 2008.