Incident Summary:

01/21/2014: An explosive device detonated near an Israeli tank in the southwestern area of Gaza Strip, West Bank and Gaza Strip. There were no reported casualties or injuries. The National Resistance Brigades, a faction of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), claimed responsibility for the attack.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the southwestern area of the province.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
Specific Description Tank
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/Bombs/Dynamite Unknown Explosive Type
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) National Resistance Brigades 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
"Explosive device explodes near border fence in Negev, no injuries," Ynet News, January 21, 2014.
"Middle East and North Africa Situation Update 0930 GMT 22 January 2014," OSC Report, January 22, 2014.
"Palestinian group detonates explosives in southeast Gaza near Israeli border," BBC Monitoring Middle East - Political Supplied by BBC Worldwide Monitoring, January 21, 2014.