Incident Summary:

07/01/2016: Assailants in Gaza Strip fired a rocket at a preschool in Sderot, Southern district, Israel. There were no reported casualties in the blast. Ahfad al-Sahaba-Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the attack. However, officials attributed the incident to Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement).

GTD ID:
201607010014

When:
2016-07-01

Country:
Israel

Region:
Middle East & North Africa

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Southern

City:
Sderot

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Educational Institution
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Preschool
Nationality of Target Israel
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/Bombs/Dynamite Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A rocket was 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) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Ahfad al-Sahaba-Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) No
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
Sources
"ISIS affiliated terror group takes credit for Gaza rocket attack," Jerusalem Post, July 2, 2016.
"Gaza rocket hits southern Israel: army," Xinhua General News Service, July 1, 2016.
"Gaza rocket hits Israeli city, none wounded: a...," Qatar Peninsula, July 1, 2016.