Incident Summary:

08/10/2019: An assailant climbed over the border fence and threw a grenade at a Golani Brigade soldier along the Gaza Strip-Israeli border in Nahal Oz, Southern, Israel. The soldiers returned fire and killed four assailants. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources suspected that the attack was carried out by Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement), which denied involvement.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Nahal Oz

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Golani Brigade
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
A grenade and AK-47 assault rifles 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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) (suspected) Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 4 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 4
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 4
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Israeli army neutralizes 4 armed Palestinians on Gaza boundary," EFE, August 10, 2019.
"Gaza Terrorists Killed in Attempted Attack at Southern Israeli Border," Jewish Press, August 10, 2019.
"Israel army says killed 4 armed Palestinians on Gaza border," Saudi Gazette, August 10, 2019.