Incident Summary:

01/31/2020: Assailants fired a rocket that landed and detonated in a field near Sapir College in Sderot, Southern, Israel. There were no reported casualties in the blast. This was one of two projectile attacks in Southern district on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the incidents to Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Near Sderot

Location Details:
The incident occurred in the vicinity of Sapir College.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Unknown
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Unknown
Nationality of Target
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
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
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement) No
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
"IDF attacks terror targets after rocket barrage in Gaza border communities," Jerusalem Post, January 31, 2020.
"Three rockets from Gaza fired at southern Israel," Xinhua General News Service, January 31, 2020.
"Israeli forces hit Hamas in retaliation for rocket attack," UPI (United Press International), January 31, 2020.