Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT024

Incident date

May 12, 2021

Location

قرب برج السلطان, Vicnity of Al Sultan Tower, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.521018, 34.486656 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Between 14 and 26 civilians, including four children and nine women, were injured in alleged Israeli airstrikes near Al-Sultan Tower on Yafa Street in Jabalya on May 12, 2021.

According to @paltimes2015, “14 civilians were injured, and their injuries were described as moderate to minor, as a result of the occupation targeting a house near the Sultan Tower on Jaffa Street in Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip”.

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights reported that at 3:20am, strikes on agricultural land near al-Qerm intersection resulted in 26 civilians, including 4 children and 9 women, being wounded due to the shattering glass. However, it is unclear if this is the same incident.

An image posted by @muhammedobuowda shows an explosion from the strike. The strikes were attributed to Israel.

The incident occured around dawn.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    14–26
  • 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

Sources (21) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Explosion from strikes on a house near the Sultan Tower in Jabalia, in the northern Gaza Strip. (Image posted by @muhammedobuowda)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Sultan Tower (برج السلطان), within the town of Jabalia (جباليا). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates are Al Sultan Tower are: 31.521018, 34.486656.

Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military 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
    14–26
  • 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

Sources (21) [ collapse]