Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT129

Incident date

May 20, 2021

Location

بيت المغير, رفح, Al Mughayir House, Rafah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.287340, 34.251972 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between three and six people were reportedly injured as a result of alleged Israeli airstrikes on a house said to belong to Al-Mughayer family in Shaboura refugee camp, Rafah, Gaza on May 20 2021.

A tweet from @AqsaTVChannel put the number of injuries at three while Palestinian Refugees Portal reported that six casualties were rescued from the rubble of the house after the strikes. @SafaPs added that ambulance crews transported two injuries for medical treatment following the incident.

Images were posted online after the incident showing the almost complete destruction of a house. One source reported that the house was hit in a two stage attack (@Nada03978943) and @Alaqsavoice_Brk reported that three missiles hit the house.

No further details about the casualties are presently known.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–6
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (33) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (19) [ collapse]

  • Photo taken after alleged Israeli shelling on a house in Shaboura camp, Rafah, Gaza May 20 2021. Image posted on Twitter by @qudsn.
  • A house destroyed in Shaboura camp, Rafah, Gaza, allegedly as a result of Israeli airstrikes May 20 2021. Image posted on Twitter by @qudsn.
  • Image showing the destruction caused by an alleged Israeli airstrike on a house in Shaboura camp, Rafah, Gaza. Image posted on Twitter by @qudsn.
  • Image taken from above of a house in Shaboura, Gaza, reported to have been destroyed by Israeli airstrikes May 20 2021. Image posted on Twitter by @Alaqsavoice_Brk
  • People stand in the rubble of a house reportedly destroyed by an Israeli airstrike May 20 2021 in Shaboura, Gaza. Image posted on Twitter by @Alaqsavoice_Brk.
  • People look through the rubble of a house reportedly destroyed in an Israeli airstrike May 20 2021 in Shaboura, Gaza. Image posted on Twitter by @Alaqsavoice_Brik.
  • Household items shown within the rubble of a house reportedly destroyed by Israeli airstrikes in Shaboura, Gaza May 20 2021. Image posted on Twitter by @Alaqsavoice_Brik.
  • Video captured by Safa Press Agency reporting to show an Israeli airstrike on Shaboura, Gaza May 20 2021.
  • Smoke rises over a residential neighbourhood reported to be Shaboura, Gaza, allegedly hit by an Israeli airstrike May 20 2021. Image posted on Twitter by @Fad6k.
  • A house destroyed by an alleged Israeli airstrike May 20 2021 in Shaboura, Gaza. Image posted on Twitter by Ehabhelou.
  • Items reportedly from the home of the Al-Mughayer family, destroyed by an alleged Israeli airstrike May 20 2021. Image posted on Twitter by @bnt_alkatayib.
  • Destruction caused by alleged Israeli airstrikes in Shaboura, Gaza May 20 2021. Image posted on Twitter by @Motazpress.
  • Video posted by the Palestinian Information Centre, alleging to show an Israeli airstrike in Shaboura refugee camp, May 20 2021.
  • Image showing the house reported to have been destroyed by Israeli airstrikes May 20 2021. Image posted on Twitter by @LebUpdate.
  • Video reporting to show smoke rising from Shaboura, Rafa, Gaza on May 20 2021 after alleged Israeli airstrikes hit the neighbourhood. Video posted on Twitter by Friends of Palestine.
  • Image showing the area destroyed by an alleged Israeli airstrike in Shaboura, Gaza, May 20 2021. Image posted on Twitter by @Nada03978943.
  • Israeli warplanes destroyed a house for the Al-Mughayer family in the Shaboura refugee camp, in the center of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Geolocation notes (3) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck within the vicinity of Shaboura (الشابورة) camp in Rafah (رفح). Analyzing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed down the location to these exact coordinates: 31.287340, 34.251972.

  • Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck within the vicinity of Shaboura (الشابورة) camp in Rafah (رفح).

    Imagery:
    soar.earth

  • Tagged visual material from sources.

    Imagery:
    @Alaqsavoice_Brk

  • Panoramic stitch of visual material from sources.

    Imagery:
    @paltimes2015

Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military 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
    3–6
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (33) [ collapse]