Between three and four civilians sustained minor wounds in alleged Israeli airstrikes and drone strikes on Al Arnab Street in Khan Younis on May 12, 2021.
@AlWatenGaza reported that four civilians were injured in strikes on Al Arnab Street in Khan Younis. A tweet from @hudaa23914 added that the injuries were minor and that they were taken to Nasser Medical Hospital.
Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) provided that three civilians sustained minor wounds from the shattered rubble caused by strikes.
Images posted by Alam Sadeq on Facebook show two different young men being treated at the hospital and one of them had a bandage wrapped around his head.
A tweet from @mousa_alkafarna identified Al Rahma Association as the target of the strikes while other sources identified a house as being struck. PCHR gave additional details that “at approximately 04:50 on Wednesday, 12 May 2021, Israeli warplanes launched 3 missiles at 2 houses belonging to Mohammed ‘Abdel Salam al-Yazouri and Rafe’a Salah ‘Odah Salamah, who are both members of Palestinian armed groups, on al-Arnab Street in the western side of the city and completely destroyed them.”
PCHR reported that both drone strikes and airstrikes were launched in the area and that an hour before the strikes, “one of the area residents received a call from the IOF ordering him to tell the residents to leave their houses”.
An IDF statement on May 12th stated: “A short while ago, the IDF struck an additional Hamas internal security apparatus building, in Khan Yunis, used for counterintelligence. The IDF is continuing to strike terror targets in the Gaza Strip”. No further information was provided so it is unclear at ths time if this statement relates specifically to this event.
The incident occured at approximately 4:50 am local time.
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Reports of the incident mention Al Arnab Street (بشارع الارنب), also known as Al Mathaf Street (شارع المتحف), in Khan Younis (خان يونس). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Arnab Street are: 31.350644, 34.309796.
Israeli Military Assessment:
Original strike reports
[23:59, 5/12/2021] IDF News Desk: IDF:
A short while ago, the IDF struck an additional Hamas internal security apparatus building, in Khan Yunis, used for counterintelligence.
The IDF is continuing to strike terror targets in the Gaza Strip.