Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT100

Incident date

May 18, 2021

Location

شارع الامام علي ، رفح, Imam Ali Street, Rafah, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.305097, 34.259602 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Street

Airwars assessment

One civilian was injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on an area west of Rafah, southern Gaza on May 18th 2021, according to local reports.

Palestine Today said: “Occupation warplanes target a group of citizens in the Al-Qadi area”, an informal name given to the area.

One civilian was moderately injured by a missile fired by an Israeli reconnaissance aircraft, reported Shaab Radio. Other sources also attributed the missile to Israel.

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights reported that an Israeli warplane struck al-Emam Ali Street in central Rafah at 23:20 and that the injured civilian was a “passer-by”.

The incident occured at approximately 11:20 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention Imam Ali Street (شارع الامام علي), in Rafah (رفح), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.305097, 34.259602. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention Imam Ali Street (شارع الامام علي), in Rafah (رفح).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

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, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1
  • 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 (21) [ collapse]