Incident Summary:

07/10/2014: Assailants launched mortar shells at Eshkol area, Southern district, Israel. Two Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers were injured in the attack. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Ansar Jerusalem) claimed responsibility for the incident.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Eshkol regional council

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 Soldiers
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
Mortars were 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) No
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Insurgency/Guerilla Action
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 / 2 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 2
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Gaza toll at 121 in day five of Israeli strikes," Agence France Presse -- English, July 12, 2014.
"Two IDF soldiers injured by mortar fire in," Ynet News, July 11, 2014.
"West Bank: Pro-ISIL Group Claims Attacking Israeli Settlements, Posts; 9-18 July 2014," Al-Minbar al-I'lami Jihadist Forum, July 26, 2014.