Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT071

Incident date

May 15, 2021

Location

شارع العيون, Al Ayoun Street, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.528241, 34.465189 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

One civilian was reportedly killed and three others injured during alleged Israeli forces airstrikes in Sheikh Radwan, Gaza in the evening of May 15th 2021.

The civilian killed in the attack was reported to be Saeed Khaled Abu Ghalioun. Most sources said he was 30 years old – although several placed his age younger, at either 26 or 27.

Multiple reports said the alleged strike took place at 6.50pm local time, close to Mr Ghalioun’s home on Al-Ayoun Street. The vehicle itself was a family saloon, images from the scene showed – with some sources describing it as a taxi and others as a personal vehicle.

While almost all sources suggested Mr Ghalioun was in the vehicle, Al Haq reported that “a dark blue Flux vehicle [was destroyed] killing Saeed Khaled Saeed Abu Ghalyoun, 26 as he stood near the Al-Shorouk hall in Gaza City.”

The body of the victim was later transferred to the Al-Shifa Medical Complex, in west Gaza.

The victim’s relative Abu Esam Abu Ghalioun later posted the following condolence message: “Our deepest condolences to my cousin Khaled Abu Ghalioun on the martyrdom of his young son Saeed Khaled Abu Ghalioun in a direct targeting of his car on Al-Jalaa Street in Gaza City. We count him as a martyr with God, and we do not recommend anyone over God.”

The incident occured at 6:50 pm local time.

  • Saeed Khaled Abu Ghalioun 26-30 years old male Alternative age given as 26 or 27 killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (37) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (3) [ collapse]

  • 'The martyrdom of my cousin Saeed Khaled Abu Ghalioun after his car was targeted in front of his house 💔'
  • A destroyed vehicle in Gaza City, following an Iasraeli strike on May 15th 2021 which killed civilian Saeed Khaled Abu Ghalioun (image via @wasemjojo98 )
  • Saeed Khaled Abu Ghalioun, killed in a reported Israeli airstrike on Gaza, May 15th 2021 (image via @wasemjojo98 )

Geolocation notes (4) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention a vehicle being struck on Al Ayoun Street (شارع العيون) in the Sheikh Radwan (الشيخ رضوان‎‎) neighbourhood of Gaza (غَزَّة). Analyzing visual material from sources, we have narrowed down the location to these exact coordinates: 31.528241, 34.465189.

  • Reports of the incident mention a vehicle being struck on Al Ayoun Street (شارع العيون) in the Sheikh Radwan (الشيخ رضوان‎‎) neighbourhood of Gaza (غَزَّة).

    Imagery:
    Soar

  • Tagged visual material from sources.

    Imagery:
    Maan News

  • Tagged visual material from sources.

    Imagery:
    @QudsNen

  • Tagged visual material from sources.

    Imagery:
    @PalEvePlus

Israeli Armed Forces Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Armed Forces
  • Israeli Armed Forces position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Israeli Armed Forces

There appeared to be no corresponding IDF published reports relating to this event.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3
  • 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 (37) [ collapse]