Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT049

Incident date

May 13, 2021

Location

الزوايدة, Al Zawayda, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.429871, 34.370784 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

Israeli military allegedly fired a missile at a car wash facility located at the entrance to Al-Zawayda town, killing one and injuring four others according to multiple sources.

Several sources reported that five civilians were injured during the strike, with one in a serious condition. Four of those injured were named by two sources as 22 year old Hamada Ahmed Fattouh, 16 year old Youssef Iyad Fattouh, 20 year old Noah Harb Fattouh, and 23 year old Ghassan Kamal Abu Zayed.

Subsequent reports named the fifth victim in a serious condition as Ahmed Iyad Fattouh, son of the Chief Prosecutor Iyad Fattouh. Sources put his age at either 21, 22 or 23. Mr. Fattouh was transferred to the intensive care unit of Al-Shifa hospital where he died from his injuries two days later at approximately 9pm, according to several sources.

The Fatah Movement – Central Region – Martyr Ziyad Abu Ein area Facebook page posted that “Fatah” Al-Wusta region mourns the heroic martyr, son of the Fatah movement / Ahmed Iyah Fattouh, who rose today as a martyr after being targeted by the brutal enemy.”

Two sources claimed that the airstrike occurred at approximately 10.40pm.

The incident occured at approximately 10:40 pm local time.

  • Ahmed Iyad Fattouh 22 years old male killed
  • Hamada Ahmed Fattouh 22 years old injured
  • Youssef Iyad Fattouh 16 years old injured
  • Noah Harb Fattouh 20 years old injured
  • Ghassan Kamal Abu Zayed 23 years old injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (33) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Ahmed Iyad Fattouh who was killed by an Israeli missile that struck a car wash at the entrance to Al-Zawayda town, Gaza on May 13th 2021 (Image via Fatah Movement)
  • Ahmed Iyad Fattouh who was killed by an Israeli missile that struck a car wash at the entrance to Al-Zawayda town, Gaza on May 13th 2021 (Image via Knsamal20)
  • Ahmed Iyad Fattouh who was killed by an Israeli missile that struck a car wash at the entrance to Al-Zawayda town, Gaza on May 13th 2021 (Image via Nashat.ayoush.9)
  • Ahmed Iyad Fattouh who was killed by an Israeli missile that struck a car wash at the entrance to Al-Zawayda town, Gaza on May 13th 2021 (Image via Ahmad Ala`amodi )
  • Photo of Ahmed Iyad Fattouh amongst friends. Mr Fattouh was killed by an Israeli missile that struck a car wash at the entrance to Al-Zawayda town, Gaza on May 13th 2021 (Image via Seraj1111)
  • Ahmed Iyad Fattouh (left) who was killed by an Israeli missile that struck a car wash at the entrance to Al-Zawayda town, Gaza on May 13th 2021 (Image via Mohanad fatouh)
  • Funeral of Ahmed Iyad Fattouh who was killed by an Israeli missile that struck a car wash at the entrance to Al-Zawayda town, Gaza on May 13th 2021 (Image via Newsflare)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the entrance of the town of Al Zawayda (الزوايده‎). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Zawayda are: 31.429871, 34.370784.

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    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 (33) [ collapse]