Incident Summary:

08/24/2011: On Wednesday, in Ofakim, Southern District, Israel, suspected members of the Armed Wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades fired a rocket from the Gaza Strip. The attack caused no casualties and caused an unknown amount of property damage. No group claimed responsibility.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The attack took place in Ofakim, Southern District, Israel.

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 Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives 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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
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 / 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, "Suspected PFLP Militants Fire Rockets into Israel's Southern District," Terrorism Watch REport, Maan News Agency, August 25, 2011.
World Markets Research, "Israel Strikes Gaza as Rocket Attacks Continue," LexisNexis Academic, World Markets Research, August 25, 2011.