Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT078

Incident date

May 15, 2021

Location

المغازي, Al Maghazi, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

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

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A girl with disabilities was injured following an airstrike in the central section of the Gaza Strip around 11.50 p.m. on Saturday 15th May 2021. One source, a Palestinian journalist, was alone in reporting that three others were also injured in the strike.

According to Al Haq, the child, named as Zeina Shady al-Saftawi fell and injured herself following the strike. Sources disagree on the location of the strike, with Al Haq and others reporting it as happening in an area of open ground east of Al-Maghazi refugee camp; others reported the strike taking place further west, to the west of the Nuseirat refugee camp. In addition, sources dispute the weapon delivery system, with Al Haq reporting it as ground artillery fire, with others reporting an airstrike. Multiple sources attributed the strikes to Israel.

The incident occured at 11:50 pm local time.

  • Zeina Shady al-Saftawi Child female injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Image of strikes on Al Maghazi camp on May 15, 2021. (Image posted by @Ibrahim__Alamri)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of 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 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
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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 (7) [ collapse]