Between five and six people were reported wounded, including two women, in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Al-Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza on May 16th 2021, according to local reports.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights said the strike, which took place at approximately 02:10, targeted agricultural land belonging to the Al-Masdar family. The injured were taken to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir Al-Balah where their wounds were described as light to moderate. A number of neighbouring homes were also damaged in the strike, according to the source.
In the same wave of attacks Israeli aircraft reportedly carried out strikes on the main street in Al-Maghazi causing damage to infrastructure and homes.
Twitter user @khalil_gado estimated that about 25 missiles had struck the camp.
A house belonging to Faraj Salem bin Saeed was destroyed by fire following the strikes, according to @DollyPalestin.
On the morning of May 16th the Israeli Air Force said its aircraft had targeted more than 90 targets in the previous 24 hour period.
The incident occured at approximately 2:00 am local time.
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Reports of the incident mention agricultural land being struck in 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.