List of Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel in 2019

This is a list of Palestinian rocket and mortar attacks on Israel in 2019. All of the attacks originated in the Gaza Strip, unless stated otherwise. This list does not include reports of deaths and injuries caused by Hamas rocket and mortar attacks that fell within Gaza.


On 14 March 2019, two rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip towards Tel Aviv.[1] The incident was the first rocket strike against Tel Aviv since the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict.[2][3][4] One rocket was intercepted by the Iron Dome.[5]

On 25 March 2019, a rocket was launched from Gaza and hit a house in Mishmeret injuring seven people.[6] The rocket was probably a domestically produced J80 rocket, and flew some 120 kilometers from Rafah in the south of Gaza to Mishmeret,[7] along with incendiary balloons.[8]


During the first week of May, 600 rockets were fired at Israel by Hamas or other terrorist organizations. The escalations started after 50 rockets were fired at Israel from Gaza on 4 May. Three Israelis were killed by the rockets and more than 100 Israeli civilians were injured.[9]


Following five weeks of quiet, a barrage of incendiary balloons on 12 June sparked 6 wildfires and damaged farmlands. Another balloon carried a bomb which exploded over an Israeli city but didn't cause injuries. In response, Israel announced a naval closure that would prevent fishermen from sailing out of Gaza. In retaliation the following night, several missiles were launched from Gaza: one was intercepted by Iron Dome over a city in the Eshkol Region, while a later missile during the day struck a yeshivah in Sderot and caused major damage but no injuries. Israel then bombed a Hamas underground facility in the southern Gaza Strip.[10]


Seven Palestinian civilians were wounded after a rocket was launched from Gaza Strip that fell short, hitting a house in the Strip.[11]


On 12 November, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) fired 190 rockets into Israel from the Gaza Strip, including long-range rockets fired towards Tel Aviv, leading to several civilians being wounded.[12][13] This was in response to the targeted killing by Israel of senior PIJ commander Baha Abu al-Ata in Gaza. In response, Israel carried out airstrikes and artillery shelling in the Gaza Strip, killing and wounding several militants as well as civilians.[14][15]

One of the rockets hit Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) in Gaza after going astray from the launcher.[16]


  1. ^ Kubovich, Yaniv; Khoury, Jack; Landau, Noa; Ben Zikri, Almog (14 March 2019). "Israeli army strikes in Gaza after rockets target Tel Aviv in first since 2014 war". Haaretz. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  2. ^ Holmes, Oliver (14 March 2019). "Rockets fired from Gaza target Tel Aviv for first time since 2014". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  3. ^ Beaumont, Peter (9 July 2014). "Netanyahu instructs Israeli military to intensify assault on Gaza". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  4. ^ Ward, Alex (14 March 2019). "2 rockets from Gaza targeted a major Israeli city". Vox. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Islamic Jihad in Gaza fires two rockets at Tel Aviv area". Ynetnews. 14 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  6. ^ Rocket fired from Gaza lands north of Tel Aviv, CNN, 25 March 2019
  7. ^ Gut-shot from Gaza: 10 things to know for March 25, 25 March 2019, Times of Israel
  8. ^ "Gaza border: Roads blocked, work stopped". Israel National News. 25 March 2019. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  9. ^ "600 rockets fired from Gaza, Israel responds with airstrikes". CNN. 5 May 2019. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  10. ^ Judah Ari Gross (13 June 2019). "Rocket strikes Sderot yeshiva in second attack from Gaza in a day". The Times of Israel. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Rockets fired from Gaza fall short, wound 7 Palestinians". 19 September 2019. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  12. ^ "Rocket sirens sound in Tel Aviv after Israel kills Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza". The Independent. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  13. ^ "Rockets on Tel Aviv prick city's bubble of nonchalance". The Times of Israel. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  14. ^ "IDF girds for several days of fighting after 150 rockets fired at Israel". The Times of Israel. 12 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  15. ^ Israel, David. "Operation Black Belt Hit All Its Targets; Bennett: It's Not Over, We'll Keep Hitting".
  16. ^ "Amnesty lied: "Israeli attack" on Gaza office was from Palestinian missile". UN Watch. 13 November 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2020.