Incident Summary:

08/20/2020: Assailants fired three rockets toward Kissufim, Israel. The rockets were intercepted in the Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel. No casualties were reported. This was one of four related attacks that occurred overnight in Israel and the Gaza Strip. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement).



West Bank and Gaza Strip

Middle East & North Africa

region/u.s. state:

Gaza Strip


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 Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
Three rockets were 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
"Sderot mayor to Netanyahu, Gantz: 'Wake up, we're in war'," Jerusalem Post, August 22, 2020.
"Israel warns of Gaza escalation over balloon and rocket attacks," BBC, August 21, 2020.
"Israel bombs Gaza as rocket fire intensifies," Gulf Times, August 21, 2020.