Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT101

Incident date

May 18, 2021

Location

رفح, Rafah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.296854, 34.243508 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

A woman died of a heart attack following an alleged Israeli airstrike on the city of Rafah, southern Gaza on May 18th 2021, according to local media reports.

Saadiya Yousef Hussein Abu Gharara, 57, died from heart failure after 12 airstrikes struck the city shortly after 22:05, reported Al Mezan.

The body of Mrs Gharara, a resident of Block 5, was transported to Abu Youssef Al-Najjar Hospital, said Nuseirat News.

Al Mezan reported the strikes were part of a wave of attacks that targeted farmland and road networks in the north and east of Rafah city. The Shehab News Agency posted a photograph purporting to show damage to a residential street in the Khirbet al-Adas neighborhood. Quds News reported the neighborhood of Musbeh was also targeted in the strikes.

The incident occured at approximately 10:05 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Cause of injury / death
    Accidents related to conflict
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (38) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Caption Photo: "An Israeli raid targeted a main street in the Khirbet al-Adas area in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip" Courtesy of @ShehabAgency

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Rafah (رفح), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.296854, 34.243508. 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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Cause of injury / death
    Accidents related to conflict
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (38) [ collapse]