Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT089

Incident date

May 17, 2021

Location

قرب مسجد سليم, بيت لاهيا, Vicinity of Salim Mosque, Biet Lahia, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.548385, 34.499603 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Adult male Muhammad Al-Masry, a journalist, and four children were reported injured in their family home in an alleged Israeli airstrike near the Salim Moaquein in Beit Lahiya on May 17th, 2021.

Alshabab news reported that warplanes hit the family home of Muhammad Al-Masry and local sources added that three missiles were fired at the house. Gaza Strip Palestine also named Muhammad Al-Masry and noted that he was a journalist.

Nbad stated that the five civilians were transferred to the Indonesian Hospital. It was reported that all injuries were moderate to minor but RT news reported serious injuries.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (32) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • Reconnaissance planes target with 3 missiles a house for the Al-Masry family near the Salim Mosque in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip. (Image posted by @PalinfoAr)
  • Reconnaissance planes target with 3 missiles a house for the Al-Masry family near the Salim Mosque in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip. (Image posted by Al Shabab News)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Salim Mosque (مسجد سليم), within the town of Beit Lahia (بيت لاهيا), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.548385, 34.499603. 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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (32) [ collapse]