Incident Summary:

02/03/2020: An explosive device attached to a balloon detonated in the backyard of a residence in Kfar Aza, Southern, Israel. There were no reported casualties in the blast. This was one of two similar projectile attacks in Southern on the same day. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement).




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Kfar Aza

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 Unknown Explosive Type
Weapon Details
An explosive device attached to a balloon 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
"Israel’s South Flooded with Booby-Trapped Balloon Bombs Launched from Gaza," Jewish Press, February 4, 2020.
"Balloon Bomb Explodes Next to Home in Kfar Aza, More Arrive," Jewish Press, February 3, 2020.