Two children, Youssef Rafiq Ismail Al-Baz (13) and Ramadan Rafiq Al-Baz (16), were reported killed and between one and three civilians were reported injured in an alleged Isreali airstrike at approximately 12:40pm, in Deir Al Balah along Salah El-Din Road on May 17th, 2021.
Local sources reported that, without prior warning, an Isreali aerial drone launched a missile at the home of the Al Baz family, near the Al-Aqsa Hospital.
Al Meza news stated that Youssef Rafik Al-Baz was killed directly, whilst his brother Ramadan was in a critical condition, and both were brought to the Al-Aqsa Hospital. Ramadan succumbed to his severe injuries in the hospital, after receiving treatment for shrapnel injuries.
Youssef was a seventh grader at the Rudol Filter (A) school for Boys in the Central Education Directorate.
Al-HAQ released a report stating that due to the attack, a nearby car workshop and the Al-Baz family home were damaged. @mohamd14824342 also pinpointed the location of the strikes to near an UNRWA center on Salah El-Din Street.
Mashrqnews and other local sources reported that further civilians were injured during the attack, estimates vary between one and three injured civilians.
All of the sources that reported on the incident attributed the strikes to Israel.
The local time of the incident is unknown.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Youssef Rafiq Ismail Al-Baz 13 years old male killed
- Ramadan Rafiq Al-Baz 16 years old male killed
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Reports of the incident mention the town of Deir Al Balah (دير البلح), for which the geneirc coordinates are: 31.418995, 34.349442. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.