Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT102

Incident date

May 18, 2021

Location

مقر الاصلاحيه، رفح , Rehabilitation Centre, Rafah, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.295610, 34.242960 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Two civilians were injured in a reported Israeli airstrike on a Rehabilitation Center west of the city of Rafah, southern Gaza on May 18th 2021, according to local reports.

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights said: “At 19:35, Israeli warplanes launched two missiles at Central Rafah Rehabilitation Center. As a result, the center was completely destroyed and 2 citizens were wounded due to the shattering rubble.”

The center was located in the refugee camp of Tal Al-Sultan, according to @DollyPalestine.

A video posted to Twitter by @hamara_amin purported to show the moments after the strike.

The incident occured at approximately 7:30 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Rehabilitation Centre (مقر الاصلاحيه), allegedly located west of Rafah (رفح). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Rafah are: 31.295610, 34.242960.

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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]