Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT109

Incident date

May 18, 2021

Location

بيت حانون, غزة, Beit Hanoun, Gaza, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.536116, 34.537239 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

There were reports of civilian injuries, including one woman, following an alleged Israeli airstrike on a house in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza on May 18th 2021, according to local reports.

Mezan reported: “At approximately 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, the occupation warplanes bombed a group of citizens on Al-Qarman Street in the center of Beit Hanoun in the North Gaza Governorate, injuring one woman, who was transferred to Beit Hanoun Hospital for treatment, a medical source at the hospital described the injury as minor.”

Local journalist, Diaa Mahmoud, reported that there had been injuries following the strike but did not give any further details as to their identities or how many people were injured.

An eyewitness told Al Ayyam that two artillery shells landed close to an ambulance crew as they were transporting wounded people from the area.

According to The Palestinian Information Center the strike took place at 12:07pm local time.

The incident occured at approximately 11:00 am local time.

Summary

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

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention Al Qarmani Street (شارع القرماني), allegedly located within the town of Beit Hanoun (بيت حانون). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Beit Hanoun are: 31.536116, 34.537239.

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 and/or Artillery
  • 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 (23) [ collapse]