Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT035

Incident date

May 12, 2021

Location

صالون الفسيس‎‎, Al Fasis barber shop (vicinity of Abu Qamar petrol station), The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.534473, 34.502821 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Between two and four civilians, including two children, were injured in alleged Israeli airstrikes on a barber shop in Tal Al Za’tar on May 12, 2021.

A barber shop belonging to Ibrahim Al-Fasis in Tel Al-Zaatar was bombed by Israeli planes, according to various sources.

A post by Ehab Alda`afi on Facebook identified two light injuries in Awad mechanical workshop from the strikes.

Al Haq provided additional details that “at around 12:45 pm, IOF warplanes launched two missiles at Spike Salon in Tal Al-Zaatar neighborhood, Jabalia, North Gaza, moderately injuring 4 civilians, including 2 children.”

Al Mezan reported on an incident in Tal Al-Zaatar neighborhood occurring around the same time in which “an Israeli drone fired 5 missiles at Mahmoud Nimer Abu Mahmoud Jaser’s (71) 3-storey house near al-Basheer Mosque,” which resulted in damage to the home and no casualties. However, it is unclear if this is the same incident.

An image posted by Shadi on Facebook shows the damage to the barber shop from the strikes, which busted out the windows and damaged some of the equipment.

The incident was attributed to Israel by various sources.

The incident occured at approximately 12:45 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Damage to Ibrahim Al-Fasis' barber shop in Tel Al-Zaatar following strikes on May 12, 2021. (Image posted by Shadi via Facebook)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al Fasis barber shop (صالون  الفسيس‎‎) in the Tel Al Zaatar (تل الزعتر) neighbourhood of the Jabalia (جباليا) camp. Research shows that the barber shop is in the vicinity of the Abu Qamar petrol station (محطه ابو قمر), congruent with the location as described in sources from the incident. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The coordinates for the Abu Qamar petrol station are: 31.534473, 34.502821.

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
    2–4
  • 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 (13) [ collapse]