Incident Summary:

03/18/2010: On Thursday, in the Terra Seva area of Netiv Haasara, Southern District, Israel, a rocket landed which was launched from the Gaza Strip, killing a Thai farm worker. Militant group Ansar al Sunna claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack, saying in a statement that it was retaliating for the "Judaization of holy sites" in Jerusalem. Later a second group, Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, also claimed responsibility.

GTD ID:
201003180007

When:
2010-03-18

Country:
Israel

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Southern

City:
Netiv Haasara

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 Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A 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
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Ansar Al Sunnah (Palestine) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Personal claim)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
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
Sources
Ma'an News Agency, “Israeli Jets Break Sound Barrier Over Gaza, Artillery Targets Gaza Neighborhood,” World News Connection, Ma'an News Agency, March 18, 2010.
Batsheva Sobelman, “The World; Gaza Rocket Killes One in Israel; A Thai Farmworker Dies in the Attack. Such Assaults Have Surged in Recent Days,” LexisNexis Academic, Los Angeles Times, March 19, 2010.
Herald Tribune, “Israel Bombs Strike Gaza,” LexisNexis Academic, Herald Tribune, March 19, 2010.