Incident Summary:

08/22/2019: An assailant threw grenades at Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers along the Gaza Strip-Israel border in Gaza Strip, West Bank and Gaza Strip. The soldiers returned fire and injured the assailant. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement).



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip


Location Details:
The incident occurred in the northern Gaza strip near the border with Israel.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
Specific Description Soldiers
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Grenade
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 Claimed Responsibility
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
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 1
"IDF stops Gaza terrorist entering Israel after grenades thrown at troops," Jerusalem Post, August 22, 2019.
"Gaza border violence leaves two Palestinians injured," dpa-AFX International ProFeed, August 23, 2019.
"Palestinian man shot after throwing grenades at IDF soldiers on Gaza border," The Times Of Israel, August 22, 2019.