Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT133

Incident date

May 20, 2021

Location

الصفطاوي , Al Saftawi, Palestinian territories

Geolocation

31.536165, 34.476299 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

On May 20th, 2021, two civilians were reported killed by an Israeli airstrike on a car in the al-Saftawi area, west of Jabalia camp in the Northern Gaza Strip. Identified as Suhaib al-Kahlout and Muyasara al-Aarer, both were on al-Saftawi street, a commercial thoroughfare in Gaza City. In addition, Al-Monitor reports that the airstrikes halted water supplies to 20% of the city’s population.

Hadf news reports “Local sources reported that the occupation aircraft targeted a city car in the Saftawi area, as a result of which two civilians were killed and others were wounded. The ambulance and civil defense rushed to transport the martyrs and the injured and put out the fire that occurred in the place.”

Al-Monitor quoted the Gaza municipality, stating that “the Israeli strikes on two water pipelines of 14 and 16 inches in diameter in the Gaza district of al-Saftawi halted water supply to 20% of the city’s population, i.e., nearly 200,000 people. The suspension of water supply has aggravated the water crisis in Gaza, which is caused by the Israeli deliberate attacks on water pipelines, it added.”

 

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Suhaib al-Khalouf Age unknown male killed
  • Muyasara al-Aarer Age unknown male killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (61) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

  • Destruction of a civilian car, resulting in the deaths of Suhaib al-Kahlouf and Muyasara al-Aarer in the northern Gaza City. Image is from a Ola Ghounaim post: https://www.facebook.com/lolo.gho.9/posts/1183391728776423

Geolocation notes (3) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention a vehicle being struck in the Al Saftawi (الصفطاوي) area. Analyzing audio-visual material from sources we have narrowed down the location to these exact coordinates: 31.536165, 34.476299.

  • Reports of the incident mention a vehicle being struck in the Al Saftawi (الصفطاوي) area

    Imagery:
    Planet

  • Tagged visual material from sources.

    Imagery:
    @PalinfoAr

  • Tagged visual material from sources.

    Imagery:
    @saedswerky_RT

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.

Sources (61) [ collapse]