Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT107

Incident date

May 18, 2021

Location

البريج, Al Bureij, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.438769, 34.404030 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One civilian was injured by shrapnel following an alleged Israeli airstrike on Al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza on May 18th 2021, according to local reports.

Msdr News reported that a man sustained shrapnel wounds from a missile fired by a drone and he received treatment at Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital.

Around the same time, Al Aqsa Radio reported that Al-Bureij was also targeted by artillery, including smoke and sound bombs.

Palestinian activist, Said Shoaib, reported that Israeli artillery struck a cemetery east of Al-Bureij and attributed the strikes to Israel.

The incident is believed to have taken place at around noon.

The incident occured around midday.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Airstrike and/or Artillery, 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 (14) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck in the Al Bureij (البريج) refugee camp, for which the generic coordinates are: 31.438769, 34.404030. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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, Airstrike and/or Artillery, 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 (14) [ collapse]