Incident Summary:

10/05/2016: Assailants launched a rocket at Sderot, Southern district, Israel. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Ahfad al-Sahaba-Aknaf Bayt al-Maqdis claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation for the recent detainment of five Salafists by Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:



Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Sderot City
Specific Description City
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 homemade 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: E-mail)
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
"Gaza rocket strikes in southern Israeli city of Sderot; damaged caused," Jerusalem Post, October 5, 2016.
"Shell Fired from Gaza Hits Southern Israeli City, IDF Responds," Latin American Herald Tribune, October 5, 2016.
"Terrorized Israeli Children Cower Under Desks, Recite Psalms, as Qassam Rocket From Gaza Lands Near Sderot School,", October 5, 2016.