Incident Summary:

11/13/2019: Assailants fired a rocket targeting an assisted-living facility in Ashkelon, Southern, Israel. At least one civilian was injured in the attack. This was one of ten related attacks within 24 hours. Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in response to the killing of one of the group's commanders.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Assisted Living Facility
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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A rocket was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?Yes
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Additional Information This incident is part of a set of coordinated attacks. One of the attacks may have been carried out by state actors.
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) 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 / 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 0
"Exchanges of Fire Continue Across Israel-Gaza Border," The New York Times, November 13, 2019.
"Israel-Gaza fighting continues for second day after militant's death," BBC, November 13, 2019.
"Israel hits Gaza with airstrike as violence continues to escalate," New York Post, November 13, 2019.