Incident Summary:

02/23/2020: Assailants attempted to plant an explosive device along the Gaza Strip-Israel border near Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip. Both assailants were shot and killed by the Israeli Democratic Forces (IDF). The Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) claimed responsibility for the incident.



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip

Near Khan Yunis

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
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
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 Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators Unknown
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 2
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"IDF fires at terrorists in southern Gaza Strip, at least two hit," Jerusalem Post, February 23, 2020.
"WATCH: IDF Kills Terrorists Planting a Bomb Along Gaza Border," Jewish Press, February 23, 2020.
"Palestinian killed near Gaza fence," Bangladesh Daily Star, February 23, 2020.