Incident Summary:

04/14/2011: On Thursday morning, in Jabaliya, Gaza Strip, West Bank and Gaza Strip, an improvised explosive device prematurely detonated killing a resistance fighter for the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), Khader Abu Elbeh, while he was on a 'jihad mission' targeting Israelis. No other casualties were reported, and the blast caused an unknown amount of property damage. The DFLP claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement issued by the group.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip


Location Details:
The attack took place in Jabaliya, Gaza Strip, West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description It is suspected that civilians were targeted, but the actual target of the attack is unknown.
Nationality of Target
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 Other Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An improvised explosive device 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
Additional Information It is unknown if civilians were the primary target of this attack.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Other)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
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
Ma'an News, "Gaza Fighter Died in 'Jihad Mission'," (April 15, 2011).
The Jawa Report, "Gaza: Another Jihadi Work Accident," LexisNexis Academic, The Jawa Report, April 15, 2011.
Grumpy Larry, "His Mother Said He Was a Good Boy and We Will Miss Him," Telegraph, April 14, 2011,