Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT132

Incident date

May 20, 2021

Location

جباليا, Jabalia, Palestinian territories

Geolocation

31.53871116, 34.49510787 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Town level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Town

Airwars assessment

On May 20th, 2021, at approximately 2:05 AM between four to nine civilians, including three women and one child were injured as a result of Israeli airstrikes on the Jabaliya refugee camp. No names were reported. Two missiles were reported to have been fired at the main street connecting Block 7 and Block 9 of the camp, near Abu Rashid Pond. In addition, the offices of the Red Cresent Society and Medical Aid for Palestine were damaged as a result of the strikes, alongside electricity, water networks, and sewage systems.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights reported “At approximately 02:05, Israeli warplanes launched 2 missiles on the main street connecting Block (7) with Block (9) in front of Safi Shops for Construction Materials in Jabalia refugee camp.  As a result, 7 Palestinians were wounded, including 3 women and 1 child while many facilities, houses, and infrastructure sustained damage.”

Anadolu Agency reported that a house was completely destroyed, and RT news reported a video of the later destruction.

The Palestinian Minister of Health reported that the Red Cresent Society in the Gaza strip “suffered severe damages”. The Twitter account for Medical Aid for Palestine posted images showing the damage to a women’s health clinic supported by Medical Aid for Palestine.

@AlmakdesyMedia on Twitter reported nine people with “moderate and light injuries” arrived at hospitals in Northern Gaza.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–8
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (31) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Video from RT news showing the damage from an Israeli airstrike on the al-Saftawi area. Extensive destruction is shown, with civilians surveying and sitting among the rubble. Video is dated May 20th, 2021.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the town of Jabalia (جباليا), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.53871116, 34.49510787. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–8
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (31) [ collapse]