Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT013

Incident date

May 11, 2021

Location

قرب الشيخ أحمد ياسين الموسكي, Vicinity of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin Mosque, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.557127, 34.503121 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

At least one civilian, a woman, was injured in a drone strike on Beit Lahiya on May 15th 2021.

@pl24online reported that “reconnaissance planes launch a missile at a house in Beit Lahia, next to Sheikh Ahmed Yassin Mosque in the Shaima area” and Mezan News added that the house sustained damage.

According to Mezan News, “a bystander was injured, Ali Hassan Hussein Ermilat (54 years old), who was taken to the Indonesian Hospital for treatment. For its part, the medical source at the hospital described the widows’ wounds as moderate.”

PCHRgaza also reported on the injury of Ali Hassan and identified the strikes as occurring at approximately 4:05 pm. Mezan News identified the strikes a bit later, at 4.50pm.

All of the sources that reported on the strikes attributed them to Israel.

The incident occured at approximately 4:05 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck in the vicinity of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin Mosque (مسجد الشيخ احمد ياسين), within the town of Beit Lahiya (ببيت لاهيا). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Sheikh Ahmed Yassin Mosque are: 31.557127, 34.503121.

Israeli Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Armed Forces
  • Israeli Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Armed Forces

Sources (7) [ collapse]