Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT106

Incident date

May 18, 2021

Location

الزانه, خان يونس, Al Zana, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.339462, 34.324550 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

City

Airwars assessment

Five civilians were reported injured in an alleged Israeli artillery strike on the area of Al-Zana, east of Khan Yunis on May 18th 2021, according to local reports.

Paltimes reported the injuries ranged from light to moderate.

Twitter user, Belal Nazar, said: “Smoke shells were fired at Al-Zana area, east of Khan Yunis. Heavy artillery shelling in the eastern border areas of the Gaza Strip.”

Palestine Now reported that at 13:30 Israeli artillery fired several smoke shells at Palestinian homes in Al-Zana. Other sources reported that later that day, at around 10:30pm, the same area was targeted by airstrikes.

Al Hayah Brs reported that shelling affected the area near Ibn Al-Nafis School.

The incident occured at approximately 1:30 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (32) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (5) [ collapse]

  • "The occupation bombs the Al-Zana area, east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip." Image courtesy of @Noraljnat on Twitter.
  • "The occupation bombs the Al-Zana area, east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip." Image courtesy of @Noraljnat on Twitter.
  • "The occupation bombs the Al-Zana area, east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip." Image courtesy of @Noraljnat on Twitter.
  • #Watch..smoke shells were fired at Al-Zana area, east of Khan Yunis

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the area of Al Zana (الزانه), allegedly located east of Khan Younis (خان يونس) city. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Khan Younis are: 31.339462, 34.324550.

Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5
  • 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 (32) [ collapse]