Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT044

Incident date

May 13, 2021

Location

قرب دوار الدحدوح, Vicinity of Al Dahdouh roundabout, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.500907, 34.433962 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

At least two men, identified as members of Al Qassam, were killed and other civilians were injured in alleged Israeli airstrikes on Al-Dahdouh Street in Tal al-Hawa on May 13, 2021.

According to Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Abdul Rahman Istabitah Khalaf Azzam (34) and Mustafa Hasan Ahmed al-‘Abed (35) were killed when Israeli planes launched a missile at a group of people on al-Dahdouh Street, in Tal al-Hawa neighborhood at 7:00pm.

Al Qassam Brigades posted memorials to Abdul Rahman Esbeitah Azzam and Mustafa Hassan Ahmed Al-Abed, with both identified as being field commanders in Al Qassam.

Umm Ahmed Al-Abed, the mother of Mustafa, is seen on video saying goodbye to her son, the third of her sons to be killed in conflict. Her other sons that were killed were Mahmoud and Khaled Al-Abed, Mahmoud killed in 2002 and Khaled killed in 2009.

@Alaqsavoice_Brk tweeted that the bodies of Abdul and Mustafa arrived at Al-Shifa Medical Complex and that the strikes also resulted in several injuries but did not identify how many. Other sources also mentioned injuries but didn’t report how many.

All of the sources that reported on the strikes attributed the strikes to Israel.

The incident occured at approximately 7:00 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    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
    2

Sources (30) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Abdul Rahman Esbeitah Azzam, a field commander in the Al Qassam Brigades, was killed in strikes east of Al-Dahdouh Street in Tel Al-Hawa on May 13, 2021. (Image posted by Al Qassam Brigades)
  • Mustafa Hassan Ahmed Al-Abed, a field commander in the Al Qassam Brigades, was killed in strikes east of Al-Dahdouh Street in Tel Al-Hawa on May 13, 2021. (Image posted by Al Qassam Brigades)
  • Mustafa Hassan Ahmed Al-Abed, a field commander in the Al Qassam Brigades, was killed in strikes east of Al-Dahdouh Street in Tel Al-Hawa on May 13, 2021. (Image posted by Al Qassam Brigades)
  • Umm Ahmed Al-Abed, the mother of Mustafa Hassan Ahmed Al-Abed, who has lost three sons to conflict. (Image posted by @ialaa)
  • Umm Ahmed Al-Abed, saying goodbye to her son Mustafa Hassan Ahmed Al-Abed, illed in strikes east of Al-Dahdouh Street in Tel Al-Hawa on May 13, 2021. (Image posted by @MahmoutWnada)
  • Umm Ahmed Al-Abed, saying goodbye to her son Mustafa Hassan Ahmed Al-Abed, illed in strikes east of Al-Dahdouh Street in Tel Al-Hawa on May 13, 2021. (Image posted by @marah2932)
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    Mustafa Hassan Ahmed Al-Abed, a field commander in the Al Qassam Brigades, was killed in strikes east of Al-Dahdouh Street in Tel Al-Hawa on May 13, 2021. (Image posted by @mds123111)
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    Abdul Rahman Esbeitah Azzam, a field commander in the Al Qassam Brigades, was killed in strikes east of Al-Dahdouh Street in Tel Al-Hawa on May 13, 2021. (Image posted by @mds123111)
  • Abdul Rahman Esbeitah Azzam, a field commander in the Al Qassam Brigades, was killed in strikes east of Al-Dahdouh Street in Tel Al-Hawa on May 13, 2021. (Image posted by @mds123111)
  • Abdul Rahman Esbeitah Azzam, a field commander in the Al Qassam Brigades, was killed in strikes east of Al-Dahdouh Street in Tel Al-Hawa on May 13, 2021. (Image posted by Azzam from Palestine via Facebook)
  • Abdul Rahman Esbeitah Azzam, a field commander in the Al Qassam Brigades, was killed in strikes east of Al-Dahdouh Street in Tel Al-Hawa on May 13, 2021. (Image posted by Azzam from Palestine via Facebook)
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    Mustafa Hassan Ahmed Al-Abed, a field commander in the Al Qassam Brigades, was killed in strikes east of Al-Dahdouh Street in Tel Al-Hawa on May 13, 2021. (Image posted by em.anas.90)
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    Mustafa Hassan Ahmed Al-Abed, a field commander in the Al Qassam Brigades, was killed in strikes east of Al-Dahdouh Street in Tel Al-Hawa on May 13, 2021. (Image posted by em.anas.90)
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    Mustafa Hassan Ahmed Al-Abed, a field commander in the Al Qassam Brigades, was killed in strikes east of Al-Dahdouh Street in Tel Al-Hawa on May 13, 2021. (Image posted by em.anas.90)
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    Mustafa Hassan Ahmed Al-Abed, a field commander in the Al Qassam Brigades, was killed in strikes east of Al-Dahdouh Street in Tel Al-Hawa on May 13, 2021. (Image posted by em.anas.90)
  • We only say what pleases God We belong to God and to Him we shall return Stay and permanence to God alone, the martyr Abdul Rahman Esbaita Azzam
  • Umm Ahmed Al-Abed, saying goodbye to her son Mustafa Hassan Ahmed Al-Abed, illed in strikes east of Al-Dahdouh Street in Tel Al-Hawa on May 13, 2021. (Image posted by @YeniSafakArabic)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al Dahdouh (الدحدوح) roundabout in Tel Al Hawa (تل الهوى) for which the generic coordinates are: 31.500907, 34.433962. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    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
    2

Sources (30) [ collapse]