Incident Summary:

08/13/2013: Assailants fired a Grad rocket at the city of Eilat, Southern, Israel. Israel's Iron Dome missile-defense system destroyed the rocket before it hit the city. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) and the Mujahedeen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem each claimed responsibility for the attack, stating it was in retaliation for Israel killing four of their fighters in Sinai the previous week.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Eilat City
Specific Description City
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A Grad 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 Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Mujahedeen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Posted to website, blog, etc.)
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
"For the first time, Iron Dome intercepts missile fired at Eilat," Jerusalem Post, August 13, 2013.
"Israel intercepts rocket headed toward," Frontier Post, August 15, 2013.
"Israel intercepts rockets over Eilat," Albawaba, August 13, 2013.