Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT096

Incident date

May 17, 2021

Location

وادي السلقا , Wadi Al Salqa, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.394674, 34.368668 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Suleinman Issam and a member of the Abu Musa family (age 29) were reported wounded by shelling from an alleged Israeli airstrike in Wadi al-Salq at 8:40 am on May 17th, 2021.

Local sources reported that Suleiman Issam was moderately wounded by the shrapnel from artillery shells targeting the Al-Batound Street in Wadi al-Saqa in Deir al-Balah. He received treatment for his wounds in the Al-Aqsa hospital.

NBD news stated that the member of the Abu Musa family was seriously injured but did not mention whether he was brought to the hospital for treatment.

Various sources that reported on the incident attributed the airstrike to an Israeli reconnaissance plane.

The incident occured at 08:40:00 local time.

  • Suleiman Issam Age unknown injured
  • a member of the Abu Musa family 29 years old injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention Al Batoun Street (شارع الباطون), allegedly located in the agricultural town of Wadi Al Salqa (وادي السلقا). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Wadi Al Salqa are: 31.394674, 34.368668.

Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • 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 (20) [ collapse]