Incident Summary:

07/19/2015: An explosive device planted in the vehicle of a Hamas member detonated in Shaykh Radwan neighborhood, Gaza City, Gaza Strip. This was one of seven coordinated blasts in Gaza on this date. Two people were wounded across the seven attacks. No group claimed responsibility for the incidents; however, sources attributed the attacks to Supporters of the Islamic State in Jerusalem.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip


Location Details:
The incident occurred in Shaykh Radwan neighborhood

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilians
Nationality of Target West Bank and Gaza Strip
Target Type: Terrorists/Non-state Militia
Name of Entity Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement)
Specific Description Vehicle of Member
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 Vehicle
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) No
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) Yes
Alternate Designation (more) Intra/Inter-group Conflict
Additional Information There is doubt that this incident meets terrorism-related criteria. The attack may have been the result of conflict between rival groups. Casualty numbers for this incident represent a division of a cumulative total of wounded across incidents 201507190021, 201507190022, 201507190023, 201507190024, 201507190054, 201507190055, and 201507190066.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Supporters of the Islamic State in Jerusalem No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Car bombs rock Gaza, reigniting an old power," Ynet News, July 21, 2015.
"Islamic State implicated in car bombings against militant factions in Gaza," UPI, July 20, 2015.
"News of the day from across the globe, July 20," San Francisco Chronicle, July 19, 2015.