Incident Summary:

05/04/2015: An explosive device detonated at the security headquarters of Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) in Gaza City, West Bank and Gaza Strip. There were no reported casualties, but the building perimeter wall was damaged in the blast. Supporters of the Islamic State in Jerusalem claimed responsibility for the attack and had earlier threatened to attack Hamas targets if it did not release prisoners within 72 hours.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Violent Political Party
Name of Entity Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Specific Description Headquarters
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Unknown Explosive Type
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
Supporters of the Islamic State in 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
"Hamas headquarters target of attack by dissident Islamic group," Jerusalem Post, May 5, 2015.
"Hamas security HQ in Gaza bombed after threat," Agence France Presse -- English, May 4, 2015.
"Daesh-linked group reportedly bombs Hamas building in Gaza," Albawaba, May 5, 2015.