Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT090

Incident date

May 17, 2021

Location

خان يونس, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.346149, 34.303899 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

An unknown number of civilians, including a child, were injured in an alleged Israeli forces bombing on a house in Khan Yunis on May 17th, 2021.

A local source reported that a girl was asleep in her home in Khan Yunis, and was injured in the attack. The girl was brought to the hospital for treatment.

Sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Israel.

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
    1–2
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (4) [ collapse]

  • A girl was allegedly injured in strikes on Khan Younis on May 17, 2021. (Image posted by @aDf8eFYGqgNmdjS)
  • Alleged Israeli strikes on Khan Younis on May 17, 2021. (Image posted by @16thGroup)
  • A girl was allegedly injured in strikes on Khan Younis on May 17, 2021. (Image posted by @aDf8eFYGqgNmdjS)
  • A girl was allegedly injured in strikes on Khan Younis on May 17, 2021. (Image posted by @aDf8eFYGqgNmdjS)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Khan Younis (خان يونس), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.346149, 34.303899. 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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (3) [ collapse]