Incident Summary:

02/23/2020: Assailants in the Gaza Strip fired at least 20 rockets, at least 10 of which were intercepted by the Iron Dome Missile Defense system over Nir Am, Southern, Israel. There were no reported casualties in the attack. Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attack was carried out in retaliation to the killing of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) member Muhammad al-Naim and the "ill-treatment" of his body by an Israeli army bulldozer.




Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:


Nir Am

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
At least 20 rockets were used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Al-Quds Brigades 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 / 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
"Islamic Jihad group claims responsibility for rocket barrage toward Israel," Xinhua General News Service, February 24, 2020.
"Barrage of 20 Rockets Fired from Gaza at Israel by PIJ Terrorists," Jewish Press, February 23, 2020.
"Islamic Jihad Group Claims Responsibility for Shelling Israeli Territory," Sputnik News Service, February 23, 2020.