Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT029

Incident date

May 12, 2021

Location

قرب مسجد الإحسان ، مخيم النصيرات, Vicinity of Al Ihsan mosque, Al Nuseirat Camp, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.521920, 34.487516 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Four combatants were killed and one to two other civilians were injured in airstrikes on Al Nusayrat camp on May 12, 2021. The men that were killed were identified as militants by the Islamic Jihad group, who posted a tribute to the “Mujahid martyrs”.

According to Al Jazeera, the four people were killed in Israeli strikes on Al Nusayrat camp. @SafaPs tweeted that three bodies of those killed arrived at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital and later added that a fourth body arrived at the hospital.

@Tartouri99 tweeted the names of the four killed: Hamza Mahmoud Al-Hour 26, Mohamed Abdel Moneim Shaheen 27, Ahmed Moeen Al-Qeraa 24, Ahmed Walid Al-Talaa. Al Mezan added that two others were moderately injured and that all casualties were residents of Nuseirat refugee camp.

Shorouk News reported the death of three people and the injury of one, referring to those affected by the strikes as “civilians” and @NewPress_en designated those targeted as civilians.

Tweets from @michaelh992 and @Jtruzmah identify the men as being militants. In addition, a report from the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, an organization affiliated with the Israeli government, identified Hamza Mahmoud Ibrahim al Hour as being “a military wing operative in an elite unit of the Brigade of the Central Camps” and Mohammad Abd alMoneim Ibrahim Shahin, Mohammad Mu’in Mohammad al-Qaara, and Ahmad Walid Hussein al Talaa as being “military wing operative[s] in the artillery unit of the Brigade of the Central Camps”. Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine verified these claims in posts memorializing all four men as “Mujahid martyrs”.

@fidaazaanin identified the location of the strikes as occurring near the Ihsan Mosque in Nuseirat and WAFA pointed out that the airplanes targeted a group of people on one of the streets in the camp. Al Mezan put the time of the strike at 6:30pm and reported that an Israeli drone fired one missile into the group.

The incident occured at 6:30 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Palestinian Forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    4

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Media
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  • Image of the four men affected by the airstrikes on Al-Nuseirat camp on May 12, 2021. (Image posted by @maisarabtihan)
  • Image of the four men affected by the airstrikes on Al-Nuseirat camp on May 12, 2021. (Image posted by @shms_salama_)
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  • Mohamed Abdel Moneim Shaheen, killed by the airstrikes on Al-Nuseirat camp on May 12, 2021. (Image posted by @Pal_Shaheed)
  • Hamza Mahmoud Al-Hour, killed by the airstrikes on Al-Nuseirat camp on May 12, 2021. (Image posted by @fidaazaanin)
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    Graphic images of the bodies of the men killed by the airstrikes on Al-Nuseirat camp on May 12, 2021. (Image posted by @michaelh992)
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    Graphic images of the bodies of the men killed by the airstrikes on Al-Nuseirat camp on May 12, 2021. (Image posted by @michaelh992)
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    Graphic images of the bodies of the men killed by the airstrikes on Al-Nuseirat camp on May 12, 2021. (Image posted by @michaelh992)
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    Graphic images of the bodies of the men killed by the airstrikes on Al-Nuseirat camp on May 12, 2021. (Image posted by @michaelh992)
  • Muhammad Moeen Al-Qara’, identified as a member of the Islamic Jihad in Palestine movement, killed in strikes on Al Nusayrat camp on May 12, 2021. (Image posted by Al Saraya)
  • Hamza Mahmoud Al-Hour, identified as a member of the Islamic Jihad in Palestine movement, killed in strikes on Al Nusayrat camp on May 12, 2021. (Image posted by Al Saraya)
  • Ahmed Walid Al-Tala'a, identified as a member of the Islamic Jihad in Palestine movement, killed in strikes on Al Nusayrat camp on May 12, 2021. (Image posted by Al Saraya)
  • Muhammad Abdel-Moneim Shaheen, identified as a member of the Islamic Jihad in Palestine movement, killed in strikes on Al Nusayrat camp on May 12, 2021. (Image posted by Al Saraya)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Ihsan mosque (مسجد الإحسان), within the camp of Al Nuseirat (مخيم النصيرات). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Ihsan mosque are: 31.521920, 34.487516.

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, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Palestinian Forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    4

Sources (35) [ collapse]