Incident Summary:

01/20/2014: A rocket struck the outskirts of Eilat city, Southern district, Israel. This was one of two such attacks on Eilat city on this day, for which no casualties were reported. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) claimed responsibility for the attack and accused Israel of "pressuring Cairo to wage a war on Islam and Muslims in Egypt."




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
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?Yes
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: 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
"At least one rocket hits outskirts of Israel's Eilat: security," Agence France Presse -- English, January 20, 2014.
"Islamic terror group claims responsibility for rockets fired on Eilat," JTA, January 21, 2014.
"Israel finds remains of rockets fired at Eilat," Xinhua News Agency, January 21, 2014.