Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT088

Incident date

May 16, 2021

Location

المواصي , Al Mawasi , The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.360820, 34.271507 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

At least four civilians, including one child, were injured in an alleged Israeli drone strike in Al-Mawasi area, west of Khan Younis, Gaza, May 16th 2021. One of the civilians was reported to be 49 year old Fayez Saad Qassem Al-Farra, who was hit by shrapnel from the missile attack and taken to a nearby hospital in a “serious condition” (@mousa_alkafarna). This strike was reported to have taken place at approximately 9.15pm.

It was later reported that Fayez Al-Farra survived the incident after an artery bypass operation to his neck, where the shrapnel had entered.

The area was reported to be used predominantly for agricultural activities, with shelling taking place around a home belonging to the Al-Farra family.

The incident occured at approximately 9:05 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • A body is taken away in an ambulance reportedly in Al-Mawasi, Khan Younis, Gaza on May 16 2021 after alleged Israeli missiles injured civilians. Image posted by Alkofiya news outlet.
  • Video reporting to be taken after alleged Israeli missiles hit Al-Mawasi, Khan Younis, Gaza on May 16 2021. Video shows bodies being taken away in an ambulance, posted by Alkofiya news outlet on Youtube.

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the Al Mawasi (المواصي) area, west of Khan Younis (خاني ونس), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.360820, 34.271507. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Imagery:
    Google Earth

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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 (31) [ collapse]