Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT123

Incident date

May 20, 2021

Location

منزل عائلة اسليم بحي الصبرة, House for the Aslaim family in the Al-Sabra neighborhood, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.506017, 34.450531 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Nearby landmark

Airwars assessment

As many as seven civilians, including five children, were reported injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the Al-Sabra neighborhood of Gaza city, on May 20th 2021, according to local reports.

Al Haq reported, at approximately 6:00 am Israeli aircraft targeted the fifth-floor apartment of Hazem Muhammad Antar Aslam (spelled Asleem and Saleem in other sources) and the bombing reportedly wounded four sleeping children. According to the source, the building located close to the Abdullah Azzam Mosque was owned by Hazem’s son. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights puts the number of children injured in the strike at five.

Amira Aslam, 14, spoke to Reuters from her hospital bed about the strike that caused parts of her house to collapse: “We were sitting on the sofa when a missile landed. There was heavy smoke and we couldn’t see anything.”

Al Haq reported that a ten-year-old girl, Farah Hazem Muhammad Aslam, had to have her leg amputated following the strike. Palestine Now reported that her foot was amputated. Al Watan said that the three children injured alongside her were her brothers.

Three people who were injured in the strike later arrived at the Al-Shifa Medical Complex, according to The Palestinian Information Center.

The incident occured at approximately 6:00 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (5)

  • Farah Hazem Muhammad Aslam 10 years old female Farah's leg or foot was amputated following the incident according to the sources. injured
  • Amira Aslam 14 years old female injured
  • Brother of Farah Hazem Muhammad Aslam Age unknown male injured
  • Brother of Farah Hazem Muhammad Aslam Age unknown male injured
  • Brother of Farah Hazem Muhammad Aslam Age unknown male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    5–7
  • 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 (37) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck in the vicinity of Abdullah Azzam Mosque (مسجد عبد الله عزام), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.506017, 34.450531. 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
    5–7
  • 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 (37) [ collapse]