Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT080

Incident date

May 16, 2021

Location

الفخاري, Al Fukhari, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.295445, 34.333152 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

An Israeli missile struck an area adjacent to civilian homes in Al-Fukhari, east of Khan Yunis, resulting in the injury of two civilians according to multiple sources.

Several sources reported the type of attack as a shelling, whilst two sources reported that an Israeli drone had launched a missile targeting a group of civilians. The two injured civilians were reportedly moderately injured and were taken by ambulance to hospital for treatment.

Two sources reported that the incident occurred at approximately 10.10pm

The incident occured at approximately 10:10 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Airstrike and/or Artillery, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Al Fukhari (الفخاري), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.295445, 34.333152. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Airstrike and/or Artillery, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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

Sources (8) [ collapse]