Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT075

Incident date

May 15, 2021

Location

شارع اليرموك, جباليا‎, Al Yarmouk Street, Jablia, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.521158, 34.460758 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Street

Airwars assessment

An alleged Israeli forces airstrike struck a four-story building in Central Gaza City around 1 a.m. on Saturday 15 May 2021, severely damaging the building and two other nearby buildings and injuring one civilian.

The building, near the al-Sahabah medical complex in Al Yarmouk Street, Central Gaza City, was struck with four missiles in an alleged IDF airstrike, according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR). No civilian harm was included in their report, with PCHR adding that a resident was warned by telephone by the Israeli Intelligence Services that the strike was imminent, allowing residents to evacuate in time.

@PalinfoAr and @johnjoh27895486 both tweeted that one civilian was injured and was taken to Al-Shifa Medical Complex for treatment.

A number of reports on the strike also note that a house in the Al-Shati ‘Beach’ refugee camp was hit in the same strike.

The incident occured at approximately 1:00 am local time.

Summary

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

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck on Al Yarmouk Street (شارع اليرموك), located in the Jabalia (جباليا‎) area, for which the generic coordinates are: 31.521158, 34.460758. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck on Al Yarmouk Street (شارع اليرموك), located in the Jabalia (جباليا‎) area.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

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
    1
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]