Incident Summary:

01/01/2009: On Thursday evening, in Ashqelon, Southern District Israel, assailants fired eight Muqawamah-type rockets and four mortars at communities and a military base, causing no injuries or damage. National Resistance Brigades claimed responsibility.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred in Ashkelon.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity
Specific Description military base
Nationality of Target
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description The target was a community.
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Eight rockets and four mortars were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
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
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) National Resistance 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
British Broadcasting Company, "Palestinian Killed in IDF Attack; Groups Fire at Israel," LexisNexis Academic, BBC Monitoring Middle East, January 2nd, 2009.
National Counterterrorism Center, "Military base and communities targeted in armed attack by National Resistance Brigades in Southern District, Israel," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, November 23rd, 2009.