Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT064

Incident date

May 14, 2021

Location

المغازي, Al Maghazi camp, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.423444, 34.387658 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between two to three civilians, including at least one girl, had been reportedly injured by an alleged Israeli artillery attack or airstrike on the Al-Maghazi refugee camp during the evening of May 14th, 2021.

Two civilians had been injured according to Safa Press Agency. Shehab Agency reported that three civilians had been affected in the attack instead. Of those injured, one girl who resided the area suffered minor wounds, according to Al Haq News.

Several reports identified the impacted location as a two-storey house belonging to Mohammed Qatamish.

Safa Press Agency reported that the attacks happened at 19:10, while Al Haq reported they took place at 21:30. The house was reportedly partially damaged. Video footage shows the detonation of explosive material in a residential building.

The sources made contradicting claims on whether an Israeli airstrike or artillery caused the damage. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights reported that two missiles flew into the two-storey house. Safa Press Agency claimed instead that Israeli artillery fired “a number of shells”. @rawankim reported that the attack occurred “without warning”.

The incident occured in the evening.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • Watch Photography by the Palestine Agency Al-Hadath correspondent: The moment the Qatamesh family home was targeted in the Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip
  • Smoke rises from an airstrike on a civilian building in the Al Maghazi camp in the central area of the Gaza Strip. The video also shows Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system intercepting a rocket launched from Gaza, and an ambulance hurrying to get to the scene of the Al Maghazi blast.
  • Smoke arises from a residential area in the aftermath of an alleged Israeli attack in Al-Maghazi, Gaza, on May 14th, 2021 (via Osama Kahlout)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al Maghazi (المغازي) camp, for which the generic coordinates are: 31.423444, 34.387658. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–3
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]