Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT119

Incident date

May 19, 2021

Location

مسجد الفرقان, Al Furqan Mosque Vicinity, Bit Lahia, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.555519, 34.491353 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

“Several” people were reported injured after an alleged Israeli forces’ airstrike or drone strike targeting the vicinity of Al-Furqan Mosque, west of Beit Lahiya, Gaza, on May 19th 2021.

This attack was alleged to have taken place at approximately 6.40pm.

@qudsn reported “several” injuries and other sources just reported on “injuries” but none of the sources specified how many.

Al Watan Voice reported of “targeting by warplanes of agricultural land near Al-Furwan Mosque in Al-Qura’s Fifth District, north of Beit Lahia.” Alghad TV also reported that Israeli forces’ “launched a raid on a group of Palestinian citizens in the vicinity of Al-Furqan Mosque.”

The incident occured at approximately 6:40 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the vicinity of Al Furqan Mosque (مسجد الفرقان), west of Beit Lahiya (بيت لاهيا), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.555519, 34.491353. 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, Drone Strike
  • 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 (19) [ collapse]