Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT003

Incident date

May 10, 2021

Location

حي المنارة, Al Manara neighborhood, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.315061, 34.309542 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One militant was killed and three people were reported injured in an alleged Israeli drone strike in the Al-Manara neighborhood, east of Khan Yunis, Gaza on May 10th 2021, according to multiple sources. Sources were conflicted as to whether the injured people were civilians or militants.

Ashraf Al-Qidra, the spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, told the Safa Press Agency that Salim Al-Farra died after being targeted by a drone. New Palestine and Nada Al-Watan, said Mr Al-Farra, 37, died of wounds he sustained after a group of citizens were targetted.

Mr. Al-Farra was pronounced dead at 4:20 am the following day, according to Al Mezan.

In a Telegram channel, run by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, it was revealed that Salim Muhammad Al-Farra “Abu Al-Bara” had been the commander of a missile unit in the Khan Yunis Brigade.

Al Mezan and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights said that three additional people were injured in the strike. The Shms News Agency, which referred to them as civilians,  said they were taken to the Nasser Medical Complex for treatment. Al Haq reported that all three were members of the Palestinian resistance movement.

The website, Felesteen, quoted informed sources saying the bombing was a failed assassination attempt on one of the leaders of the Palestinian resistance.

The incident occurred at 22:15 local time.

The incident occured at approximately 11:15 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Airstrike and/or Artillery, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military
  • Suspected target
    Palestinian Forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–3

Sources (38) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (16) [ collapse]

  • An image of Salim Al-Farra (Image posted by @salfarra)
  • An image of Salim Al-Farra (Image posted by @alaaibra95)
  • The body of Salim Al-Farra is seen in the morgue after he was killed in an alleged Israeli bombing in the Al-Manara neighborhood (Image posted by @alkofiyatv)
  • The body of Salim Al-Farra is seen in the morgue after he was killed in an alleged Israeli bombing in the Al-Manara neighborhood (Image posted by @alkofiyatv)
  • Onlookers photograph the body of Salim Al-Farra after he was killed in an alleged Israeli bombing in the Al-Manara neighborhood (Image posted by @alkofiyatv)
  • The body of Salim Al-Farra is seen in the morgue after he was killed in an alleged Israeli bombing in the Al-Manara neighborhood (Image posted by @alkofiyatv)
  • Onlookers stand next to the body of Salim Al-Farra after he was killed in an alleged Israeli bombing in the Al-Manara neighborhood (Image posted by @alkofiyatv)
  • The body of Salim Al-Farra is seen in the morgue after he was killed in an alleged Israeli bombing in the Al-Manara neighborhood (Image posted by @AymanSawali)
  • An image of Salim Al-Farra in uniform (Image posted by @AymanSawali)
  • An image of the funeral of Salim Al-Farra in Khan Yunis (Image posted by @SafaPs)
  • An image of the funeral of Salim Al-Farra in Khan Yunis (Image posted by @SafaPs)
  • An image of Salim Al-Farra in an underground tunnel. (Image posted to the Hama Al-Aqsa Telegram channel)
  • An image of Salim Al-Farra (Image posted to the Hama Al-Aqsa Telegram channel)
  • An image of Salim Al-Farra using a mortar (Image posted to the Hama Al-Aqsa Telegram channel)
  • A memorial to Salim Al-Farra, killed in an alleged Israeli bombing in the Al-Manara neighborhood. (Image posted to the Hama Al-Aqsa Telegram channel)
  • An image of Salim Al-Farra posing with a weapon. (Images posted to the Al-Aqsa Telegram channel)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Manara (المنارة), within Khan Younis (خان يونس‎), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.315061, 34.309542. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Manara (المنارة), within Khan Younis (خان يونس‎).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Airstrike and/or Artillery, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military
  • Suspected target
    Palestinian Forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–3

Sources (38) [ collapse]