Incident Summary:

09/15/2020: Assailants fired a rocket at Ashkelon, Southern, Israel. There were no reported casualties as the rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome. This was one of at least two similar attacks in this area on the same day. Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) claimed responsibility for the incident and stated that the attacks were in response to Israeli aggression. Sources also noted that the attack took place as Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain took part in talks to normalize relations.




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) No
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Ashkelon Town
Specific Description Town
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A rocket 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 Group Sub-name Claimed Responsibility
Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Al-Quds Brigades Yes (Confirmed: Unknown; Mode: Unknown)
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
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