Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT084

Incident date

May 16, 2021

Location

قرب دوار القرم, Vicinity of Al Qarm roundabout, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.518376, 34.488863 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

One man was reported killed and up to four others were reported injured when an alleged Israeli airstrike struck a group of people near the Qurum roundabout, East of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip in the early hours of 16 May. Al Qassam identified the man killed as being a member of the Mujahid Qassami.

Various sources have confirmed the death of Tariq Ziyad Mustafa Abu Humaidan, aged 19 or 20, in an airstrike around 00:15. Tariq was an engineering student at Al-Isra’a university. The university also reported his death on its official Facebook page. However, Al Qassam Brigades also posted a memorial for him on their website, referring to him as a “Mujahid Qassami”.

Multiple sources, including Nabd News and Shams News reported three other injuries, with Al Mezan and Al Haq amongst those reporting two. Of those injured, one was serious, requiring the amputation of a leg, according to the Palestinian Center for Human Rights. The other injuries have been described in the sources as moderate.

Various sources indicated that this was a drone strike, allegedly attributed to Israeli forces. The Israeli Defense Forces released a statement that “11:31 – A fighter jet attacked the home of the commander of the Kfar Jabalya battalion in Hamas, from which military combat infrastructure operated.”

The incident occured at approximately 12:15 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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.
  • Known attacker
    Israeli Military
  • Known target
    Palestinian Forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (28) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (6) [ collapse]

  • Image of Tariq Ziyad Mustafa Abu Humaidan, aged 19 or 20, killed in airstrikes near the Qurum roundabout, East of Jabalia, on May 16, 2021. (Image posted by @fidaazaanin)
  • Image of Tariq Ziyad Mustafa Abu Humaidan, aged 19 or 20, killed in airstrikes near the Qurum roundabout, East of Jabalia, on May 16, 2021. (Image posted by @fidaazaanin)
  • Image of Tariq Ziyad Mustafa Abu Humaidan, aged 19 or 20, killed in airstrikes near the Qurum roundabout, East of Jabalia, on May 16, 2021. (Image posted by @fidaazaanin)
  • Image of Tariq Ziyad Mustafa Abu Humaidan, aged 19 or 20, killed in airstrikes near the Qurum roundabout, East of Jabalia, on May 16, 2021. (Image posted by Zakaria.abuhmedan via Facebook)
  • Image of Tariq Ziyad Mustafa Abu Humaidan, aged 19 or 20, killed in airstrikes near the Qurum roundabout, East of Jabalia, on May 16, 2021. (Image posted by Al Qassam PS)
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    Graphic image of Tariq Ziyad Mustafa Abu Humaidan, aged 19 or 20, killed in airstrikes near the Qurum roundabout, East of Jabalia, on May 16, 2021. (Image posted by , father of deceased, via Facebook)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Qarm (القرم) roundabout within Jabalia (جباليا). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Qarm roundabout are: 31.518376, 34.488863.

Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Israeli Military

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Summary

  • Strike status
    Declared strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2–4
  • 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.
  • Known attacker
    Israeli Military
  • Known target
    Palestinian Forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (28) [ collapse]