Incident Summary:

11/21/2020: Assailants fired a rocket from Gaza which hit a factory warehouse in Ashkelon, Southern, Israel. There were no reported casualties in the blast; however, the rocket did cause damage to the factory. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, sources attributed the attack to Hamas (Islamic Resistance Movement).




Middle East & North Africa

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Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Bombing/Explosion
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Business
Name of Entity Unknown
Specific Description Warehouse
Nationality of Target Israel
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage Yes
Extent of Property Damage Minor (likely < $1 million)
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Explosives Projectile (rockets, mortars, RPGs, etc.)
Weapon Details
A handmade rocket was 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 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
"Rocket fired from Gaza causes damage to factory warehouse near Ashkelon," Jerusalem Post, November 22, 2020.
"Israel launches attack targeting Hamas in Gaza," UPI, November 23, 2020.
"Israeli Army Strikes Hamas' Sites In Gaza In Response To Rocket Firing," MENAFN - Business & Finance News (English), November 22, 2020.