Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT111

Incident date

May 18, 2021

Location

مخيم النصيرات, Al Nuseirat Camp, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.460000, 34.380000 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One civilian was seriously injured, and there was a report of additional injuries, following an alleged Israeli airstrike on a vehicle west of the Nuseirat refugee camp, in central Gaza, on May 18th 2021, according to local reports.

The Palestinian Information Centre said that at 08:38 one person was seriously injured when an aircraft hit a “tuk tuk” (a three-wheeled motorized vehicle), in an agricultural area west of the Nuseirat refugee camp. One source, a Twitter account belong to Amjad Ahmed, stated that more than one person had been injured in the attack.

A tweet from @Ehabhelou identified “two raids” as being carried out and the majority of sources attributed these raids to Israel.

The incident occured at approximately 8:38 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention agricultural land being struck in the vicinity of Nuseirat Camp (مخيم النصيرات), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.460000, 34.380000. 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
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (18) [ collapse]