Incident Summary:

08/11/2019: An assailant opened fire on Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) troops along the Gaza Strip-Israel border in Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, West Bank and Gaza Strip. The assailant was killed in the ensuing clash. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, the assailant, Marwan Nasser, was identified as a member of Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement).



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip

Beit Hanoun

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israeli Defense Forces (IDF)
Specific Description Troops
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Unknown Gun Type
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) Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Will it be a 'mistake' when 'angry youth' from Gaza kill troops? - analysis," Jerusalem Post, August 18, 2019.
"IDF troops kill armed Palestinian along Gaza fence," The Jerusalem Post, August 12, 2019.
"Israeli army kills Palestinian militant on border with northern Gaza," Xinhua General News Service, August 11, 2019.