Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT091

Incident date

May 17, 2021

Location

قرب مدرسة المسمية النصر, Vicinity of Al Masmia Al Nasr school, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.294958, 34.291386 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

Injuries were reported after an alleged Israeli airstrike on a house near the Al-Masmiya School in the Al-Nasrn Neighbourhood on May 17th, 2021.

Ahmad Almagazi Post reported: “injuries in the Isreali bombing of a house near the Masmiya School”, while further local sources reported that people were injured and rescued from the place of attack, without specifying numbers of civilian harm. Other sources only mentioned “several” injuries but didn’t specify how many people were injured.

All of the sources attributed the strikes to Israel.

The incident occured at approximately 2:15 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of the Al Masmia Al Nasr school (مدرسة المسمية النصر), within the area of Rafah (رفح), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.294958, 34.291386. 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
    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 (15) [ collapse]