Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT015

Incident date

May 11, 2021

Location

قرب مركز شرطة بيت لاهيا, Vicinity of Beit Lahiya police station, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.551578, 34.509137 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

At least 23 civilians, including six children and two women, were injured in alleged Israeli missile strikes near the Beit Lahiya police station on May 11th 2021.

According to Mezan News, “at approximately 20:15 on Tuesday, 11/5/2021, the occupation warplanes bombed an empty land adjacent to the Beit Lahia police station from the eastern side, in the center of Beit Lahia city in the North Gaza governorate, injuring 23 civilians, including 6 children and two women. Medical sources at the Indonesian hospital described their injuries as moderate to minor. The police station was severely damaged.”

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights added that three missiles were fired at Beit Lahiya and that most of the injured civilians “were inside their homes, including those who were walking on the street” when the missiles struck.

In addition, Mezan reported that the Hala Jamil Al-Shawa needy care center, adjacent to the targeting area from the southern side, which is for maternal and child health services and children’s vaccinations was also damaged. Beit Lahiya, the workshop and its affiliated vehicles, the Beit Lahiya Post office, the headquarters of the representatives of the northern Gaza Strip governorate, the Beit Lahia municipal petroleum station affiliated to the Hamada Oil and Gas Company, the New Generation Educational Center, Revan Hall for weddings and happy occasions, and the Classico Gym, were also damaged. Damage to (8) homes severely.

Israeli planes were identified by the majority of sources as carrying out the strikes.

The incident occured at 8:15 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    23
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention an empty plot of land being struck in the vicinity of a police station allegedly in Beit Lahiya (بيت لاهيا). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Beit Lahiya are: 31.551578, 34.509137.

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
    23
  • 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 (12) [ collapse]