Incident Summary:

03/11/2010: On Thursday, in Negev, Southern District, Israel, a building was damaged when a rocket was fired by unidentified Palestinian militants struck the Kibbutz Nirim settlement. There were no casualties. The militant group Ansar Al Sunnah claimed responsibility for the attack.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Eshkol regional council

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the Eshkol regional council

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 community.
Nationality of Target Israel
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
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
One rocket was 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 Claimed Responsibility
Ansar Al Sunnah (Palestine) 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
Jane’s Intelligence, “Rocket Attack Damages Building in Israel's Southern District,” Terrorism Watch Report, March 12, 2010.
National Counterterrorism Center, "One Residence Damaged in Rocket Attack by Supporters of the Sunna in the Negev, Southern District, Israel," Worldwide Incidents Tracking System, July 28, 2010.