Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT039

Incident date

May 13, 2021

Location

حي التنور, Al Tanoor neighborhood, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.265309, 34.269018 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

At least two civilians, a pregnant woman and her child, were killed and four to seven other civilians, including three children and two to three women, were injured in alleged Israeli strikes on the Al Tanoor neighborhood, east of Rafah on May 13, 2021.

Al Mezan reported that Hour Mumen Al-Zamli, 3 (other sources put her age at 1 and a half), and her five-month pregnant mother, Kholoud Fuad Al-Shaer, 26, were killed, while six others were injured, including three children and two women. The strike took place at approximately 7:40pm and involved a two-story house in Attanour neighborhood which belongs to Jamal Ismail Al-Zamli and is home to two families made up of 12 persons.

A post by Sahar.elshaer, said to be a cousin of Kholoud, wrote that Khouloud was a student at the Islamic University and that he was planning to visit her after Ramadan but now wouldn’t get the opportunity.

Al Shabab Radio put the number of injuries in the strikes at four, along with the death of one woman. Defence for Children – Palestine provided the toll of seven civilians injured, including three children, and that the wounded were transported to Abu Yousef Al-Najjar hospital for treatment.

Al Mezan added that there was no prior warning to the strike and that the home of Jamal Ismail Al-Zamli was completely destroyed. All of the sources pointed to Israel as the culprit.

The incident occured at 19:40:00 local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Hour Mumen Al-Zamli 3 years old female killed
  • Kholoud Fuad Al-Shaer 26 years old female pregnant killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–7
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

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    Very graphic image of Hour Mumen Al-Zamli, killed alongside her pregnant mother in an alleged Israeli strikes on east Rafah on May 13th, 2021. (Image posted by @Harmony_ia)
  • Hour Mumen Al-Zamli, killed alongside her pregnant mother in an alleged Israeli strikes on east Rafah on May 13th, 2021. (Image posted by @omamahwest)
  • The father of the girl, Hoor al-Zamili, who was killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike, carries her body before burial in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.(Image posted by Al Quds)
  • This media contains graphic content. Click to unblur.

    Very graphic image of Hour Mumen Al-Zamli, amongst others killed in alleged Israeli strikes on east Rafah on May 13th, 2021. (Image posted by Khanyounis1967 via Facebook)
  • Funeral for Hour Mumen Al-Zamli and her pregnant mother, killed in alleged Israeli strikes on east Rafah on May 13th, 2021. (Image posted by Hasan wadi`a via Facebook)
  • Hour Mumen Al-Zamli, killed alongside her mother in an alleged Israeli strikes on east Rafah on May 13th, 2021. (Image posted by Sahar.elshaer)
  • The father of Hour Mumen Al-Zamli, killed in alleged Israeli strikes, carries the body of his daughter to the morgue on May 13th, 2021. (Image posted by Getty Images)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the Al Tanoor (التنور) neighborhood, east of Rafah (رفح), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.265309, 34.269018. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the Al Tanoor (التنور) neighborhood, east of Rafah (رفح).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

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
    2
  • (1 child1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–7
  • 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 (28) [ collapse]