Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT027

Incident date

May 12, 2021

Location

قرب معهد حمودة بيت لاهيا, Vicinity of Hamouda Institute, Beit Lahya, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.524657, 34.437209

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians were injured in alleged Israeli strikes next the Hamouda Institure in Beit Lahia on May 12, 2021.

@SafaPs reported that “two injuries arrived at the Indonesian hospital as a result of the Israeli raid against a group of citizens next to the Hamouda Sharia Institute in Beit Lahia”. Other sources also reported that there were injuries but did not provide a number.

@gaza_report referred to “two casualties” but doesn’t specify if they are injuries or deaths.

All of the sources that reported on the incident identified airstrikes as occurring and both @wtaanpress2 and @Arabi21News attributed the strikes to Israel.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Air strikes near Nayef Towers in Beit Lahiya‌ on May 12, 2021. (Image posted by @wolfaksh)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Hamouda Institute ( معهد حمودة), within the city of 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 Hamouda Institute are: 31.545625, 34.512219.

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
    2
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]