Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT076

Incident date

May 15, 2021

Location

شارع الجميزة, ال القرا, Gemmayzeh Street, Al Qaraa, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.375725, 34.343736 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One man was injured in a missile or drone strike allegedly carried out by Israeli forces on Saturday 15 May 2021 in Gemmayzeh Street, Al-Qarara, north of Khan Younis in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

There are multiple reports of a young man being moderately injured in a missile strike while riding a bicycle at approximately 2pm, although the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) describes his injuries as serious. The injured civilian was taken to Nasser Hospital for treatment of his injuries, according to @wataniaps1.

@no_itsmyturn, an open-source online investigator, suggested that the strike had been aimed at underground military infrastructure in the vicinity. All of the sources attribute the strikes to Israel.

The incident occured at approximately 2:00 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Palestinian Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Airstrikes near an empty field near Gemmayzeh Street, Al-Qarara on May 15, 2021. (Image posted by @no_itsmyturn)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention Gemmayzeh Street (شارع الجميزة), allegedly located in the Al Qaraa (ال القرا). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Qaraa are: 31.375725, 34.343736.

  • Reports of the incident mention Gemmayzeh Street (شارع الجميزة), allegedly located in the Al Qaraa (ال القرا).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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
  • Suspected target
    Palestinian Forces

Sources (14) [ collapse]