Incident Summary:

03/07/2020: Assailants set fire to One Happy Family Centre, a migrant community center, in Lesbos, North Aegean, Greece. There were no reported casualties in the attack. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, three people from Palestine were arrested in connection with the attack.




Western Europe

region/u.s. state:

North Aegean


Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Facility/Infrastructure Attack
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity One Happy Family Centre
Specific Description Refugee Facility
Nationality of Target Greece
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Incendiary Arson/Fire
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
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 3
Number of Captured Perpetrators 3
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
"Three Palestinians arrested for torching refugee camp on Lesbos," Jerusalem Post, March 21, 2020.
"Greek Police Charge Three Palestinians for Lesbos Refugee Center Fire," National Herald, March 22, 2020.
"Arrests made over Lesbos refugee centre blaze," Swiss Info, March 21, 2020.