Incident Summary:

11/16/2008: On Sunday, a joint group of the Martyr Abu-Ali Mustafa Brigades, the military wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of West Bank and Gaza Strip, and the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad, targeted the town of Sederot with two upgraded rockets. The rocket attack left several Israelis injured and several homes damaged.




Middle East & North Africa

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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 Civilians
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Two upgraded 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
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) (suspected) al-Quds Brigades Unknown
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) (suspected) Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured Unknown
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources (Bethlehem), "Palestinian Armed Wings Fire 2 Rockets at Sederot in Retaliation for 'Crimes'," November 16, 2008,, "Israelis Injured, Houses Damaged From Shelling of Sderot," November 16, 2008, URL: