Israeli Military in Syria & the Gaza Strip

A child uses his mobile device in the ruins of a building in Beit Lahia, Gaza Strip on May 26th 2021. © Mohamed Zaanoun

Belligerent
Israeli Military
Country
Syria
the Gaza Strip
start date
end date
Airwars Grading
Belligerent Assessment

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

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

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
  • 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 (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).

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    soar.earth

  • Tagged visual material from sources.

    Imagery:
    @Alaqsavoice_Brk

  • Panoramic stitch of visual material from sources.

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    @paltimes2015

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
    3–6
  • 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 (33) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT130

Incident date

May 20, 2021

Location

حي معان ,خان يونس, Ma’an neighborhood, Khan Younis, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.330061, 34.316744 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Between three and four civilians, including two children, were injured when an unexploded missile landed in a home east of Ma’an on May 20, 2021.

According to Al Mezan, Israeli missiles struck the home of brothers Muhammad and Munis Muhareb, in the customs police area east of Ma’an. However, the missile did not explode and also penetrated the nearby house of Ramzi Abu Hadid and injured three civilians, including two children.

Pal times put the number of injuries from the unexploded missile in Ma’an at four wounded and @yahyanawazv identified the injuries as shrapnel wounds.

A tweet from @Abuabraa2110198 added that a large number of women and children (20 people according to @yahyanawazv) that were in the Muhareb family home escaped a certain death that would’ve occurred if the missile had exploded.

@waed_2002 reported that explosives engineering teams arrived after the strikes to safely remove the unexploded missile, which weighed one ton according to @AzimShahsaab.

All of the sources attributed the unexploded missile to Israel.

The incident occured at approximately 12:10 am local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–4
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (11) [ collapse]

  • An unexploded Israeli missile landed in the home of Muhammad and Munis Muhareb east of Ma’an area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @RealEmanAyad)
  • Crews work to remove the unexploded Israeli missile that landed in the home of Muhammad and Munis Muhareb east of Ma’an area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @PalinfoAr)
  • Crews work to remove the unexploded Israeli missile that landed in the home of Muhammad and Munis Muhareb east of Ma’an area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @PalinfoAr)
  • Crews work to remove the unexploded Israeli missile that landed in the home of Muhammad and Munis Muhareb east of Ma’an area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @PalinfoAr)
  • Crews work to remove the unexploded Israeli missile that landed in the home of Muhammad and Munis Muhareb east of Ma’an area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @gGY33TX9eprjsHt)
  • Crews work to remove the unexploded Israeli missile that landed in the home of Muhammad and Munis Muhareb east of Ma’an area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @gGY33TX9eprjsHt)
  • Crews work to remove the unexploded Israeli missile that landed in the home of Muhammad and Munis Muhareb east of Ma’an area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @gGY33TX9eprjsHt)
  • Many people escaped certain death when an unexploded Israeli missile landed in the home of Muhammad and Munis Muhareb east of Ma’an area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @Abuabraa2110198)
  • Damage caused by an unexploded Israeli missile which landed in the home of Muhammad and Munis Muhareb east of Ma’an area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @yahyanawazv)
  • Crews work to remove the unexploded Israeli missile that landed in the home of Muhammad and Munis Muhareb east of Ma’an area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @1MahmoudAbdel)
  • Crews work to remove the unexploded Israeli missile that landed in the home of Muhammad and Munis Muhareb east of Ma’an area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @1MahmoudAbdel)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the Ma’an (معن) neighborhood of Khan Younis (خان يونس), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.330061, 34.316744. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the Ma’an (معن) neighborhood of Khan Younis (خان يونس).

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    Google Earth

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
    3–4
  • 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 (16) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT114

Incident date

May 19, 2021

Location

جحر الديك, Juhr Al Dik, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.458104, 34.439708 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

A 63-year-old farmer, Hajj Hasan Sami Borno, was reported to have been killed either in Israeli artillery shelling or as a result of a gunshot wound to the chest in the village Juhr Al Dik, southeast of Gaza city, on May 19 2021.

Some sources reported that Borno was killed as a result of warplanes bombing the village. Israeli thinktank the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Centre reported that Borno was killed by “IDF fire”.

Sources note that he was farming his land when the reported shelling occurred. A statement published by the Workers’ Council said: “It is a sad day for the families of the farmer worker, and for the hardworking workers, on which we mourn with great pain a martyr for a living, may God have mercy on him and inspire his family patience and solace.”

Borno’s daughter, Nada H Borno, posted on Facebook after her father’s death: “With more pride and honour, I mourn my father, the sweetness of my eyes, my beloved, and the joy of my heart”. His niece, Heba Salah, posted an image of a crowded funeral on Facebook, stating: “You saw the place of the martyr, God suffices us and He is the best agent. The meeting is heaven, God willing, my beloved uncle and my second father”.

OCHA published a statement by the Food Security Cluster, responsible for coordinating humanitarian aid in the area, that said: “partners have reported an increasing fear among farmers who attempt to access their agricultural lands, particularly following the killing of a farmer by Israeli forces on 19 May”.

No other civilian harm incidents were reported relating to this event.

The incident occured at 4:20 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery, Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

  • Facebook post about Hasan Borno by his daughter, Nada Borno, after he was reportedly killed in Israeli artillery shelling or gunfire while farming in southeast Gaza, May 19 2021. The post reads: With more pride and honor, I mourn my father, the sweetness of my eyes, my beloved, and the joy of my heart #Martyr_Hassan_Al-Borno
  • A photo of Hasan Borno posted on Facebook from his own account after his death in an alleged Israeli artillery shelling or gunfire incident in southeast Gaza May 19 2021.
  • An image reporting to be from the funeral of Hasan Borno, posted by his niece, Heba Saleh, on Facebook. Borno was reportedly killed in Israeli artillery or gunfire on May 19 2021.
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    An image showing the face of Hasan Borno, posted by his niece, Heba Saleh, on Facebook. Saleh reported her uncle was killed in Gaza on May 19 2021.
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    An image of Hasan Borno taken at his funeral after being killed by alleged Israeli artillery shelling or gunfire on May 19 2021 while tending to his land. Image posted by Wajdi Mohammad on Facebook.
  • An image reporting to be the funeral of Hasan Borno, showing a large crowd gathered to mourn the 63 year old farmer, allegedly killed by Israeli artillery shelling or gunfire on May 19 2021 in southeast Gaza. Image posted on Facebook by Jehad Al Ashour.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Juhr Al Dik (حجر الديك), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.458104, 34.439708. 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 and/or Artillery, Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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]

Incident Code

ISPT117

Incident date

May 19, 2021

Location

المصري ,دير البلح, Al Mashaaleh, Dier Al Balah, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.413506, 34.333297 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

Artillery caused extensive destruction to the Al-Masry family home, according to local sources, on May 19th 2021 in the neighbourhood of Al Mashaaleh, within the town of Deir Al Balah, in Gaza. Up to two people were reportedly seriously injured.

According to Safa, the Palestinian Press Agency, the attack happened at 5.10pm.

Local sources, such as @sabaahamzeh1, attributed this attack to “Israeli warplanes.”

The majority of sources reported that there were “two serious injuries” that were taken to the hospital for treatment. However, Alwasta News identified only one serious injury from the strikes.

Al Haq reported that during the period between 17th May and 19th May, they “documented the targeting of 14 residential properties throughout the Gaza Strip, causing their partial or complete destruction, only four of the owners having reported prior warning by the IOF, including civilian properties in various locations throughout the Gaza Strip,” and included the Al-Masry family house in this list.

The incident occured at 5:10 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (7) [ collapse]

  • Damage to the Al-Masry family Deir Al Balah on May 19, 2021. (Image posted by @EA_770)
  • family Deir Al Balah on May 19, 2021. (Image posted by @EA_770)
  • family Deir Al Balah on May 19, 2021. (Image posted by @EA_770)
  • family Deir Al Balah on May 19, 2021. (Image posted by @EA_770)
  • Strikes posted by @Zain_Nagdiya
  • Strikes posted by @Zain_Nagdiya
  • Strikes posted by @Zain_Nagdiya

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the Al Mashaaleh (المصري) neighborhood, within the town of Deir Al Balah (دير البلح), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.413506, 34.333297. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the Al Mashaaleh (المصري) neighborhood, within the town of Deir Al Balah (دير البلح).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

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
    Artillery
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

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]

Incident Code

ISPT120

Incident date

May 19, 2021

Location

السطر, Al Sitar, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.364694, 34.321869 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Neighbourhood/area

Airwars assessment

On May 20th, 2021, one woman was killed and up to ten civilians, including up to four children and two women, were injured as a result of an airstrike on the al-Sitar al-Gharbi neighborhood in Khan Yunis.

Israeli warplanes fired a missile at 5:10am at the al-Khawaldah family home. The Palestintian Center for Human Rights reported that seven were injured in the al-Kawaldah family home, including two women and two children in the al-Kawaldah family. One of the injured had to have his leg amputated. The strike also damaged the home of the neighboring al-Khozondar family, killing 32 year old Huda Salah Rabi’a al-Khozondar and injuring her husand, Na’elah Rabi’a al-Khuzondar, and her two year old daughter, Malak al-Khozondar.

Multiple sources confirmed the death of Huda, but differed on the injury count, with some reporting four and others reporting up to ten. The Herald reported “Weam Fares, a spokesman for a nearby hospital, confirmed her death and said at least 10 people were wounded in strikes overnight.”

The injured were taken to Nasser Governmental Hospital, according to Safa News.

Between two to four children were reported injured as a result of the strikes, with the Palestinian Center for Human Rights reporting three children were injured, and @KightRises_ on Twitter reporting four children were injured.

Al Araby News said that the strikes occurred without warning and attributed them to Israeli warplanes.

The incident occured at approximately 5:10 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (3)

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–10
  • 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 (57) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (32) [ collapse]

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    A man injured in strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @MuathHumaid)
  • A casualty from strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @MuathHumaid)
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    A baby injured in strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @MuathHumaid)
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    A baby injured in strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @MuathHumaid)
  • A baby being treated for its wounds sustained during strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @pl24online)
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    A child injured in strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @pl24online)
  • https://www.alwatanvoice.com/arabic/news/2021/05/20/1414990.html
  • A baby being treated for its wounds sustained during strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by Al Watan)
  • A baby being treated for its wounds sustained during strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by Al Watan)
  • Destruction to homes caused by strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by Al Watan News)
  • Destruction to homes caused by strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by Al Watan News)
  • Destruction to homes caused by strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by Al Watan News)
  • Destruction to homes caused by strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @PalinfoAr)
  • A martyr and injuries, including children, as the occupation targeted a house for the Khawaldeh family in the western line in Khan Yunis
  • Funeral for Huda Al-Khaznadar, killed in strikes on her home in Khan Younis on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by Ismail Farid via Facebook)
  • Funeral for Huda Al-Khaznadar, killed in strikes on her home in Khan Younis on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by Ismail Farid via Facebook)
  • Funeral for Huda Al-Khaznadar, killed in strikes on her home in Khan Younis on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by Hamza Zwba via Facebook)
  • Funeral for Huda Al-Khaznadar, killed in strikes on her home in Khan Younis on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by Hamza Zwba via Facebook)
  • Funeral for Huda Al-Khaznadar, killed in strikes on her home in Khan Younis on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by Hamza Zwba via Facebook)
  • Funeral for Huda Al-Khaznadar, killed in strikes on her home in Khan Younis on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by Hamza Zwba via Facebook)
  • #Watch the story of the assassination of the martyr Hoda Al-Khaznadar in Khan Yunis by the Israeli occupation in cold blood
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    A man injured in strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @AqsaTVChannel)
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    A child being treated for its wounds sustained during strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @LebUpdate)
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    A child being treated for its wounds sustained during strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @LebUpdate)
  • A baby being treated for its wounds sustained during strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @LebUpdate)
  • Destruction to homes caused by strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @LebUpdate)
  • A man being treated for its wounds sustained during strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @KnightRises_)
  • A baby being treated for its wounds sustained during strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @KnightRises_)
  • A baby being treated for its wounds sustained during strikes on the Al-Satar Al-Gharbi area on May 20, 2021. (Image posted by @KnightRises_)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the Al Sitar (السطر) area, for which the generic coordinates are: 31.364694, 34.321869. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the Al Sitar (السطر) area.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

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
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–10
  • 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 (57) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT115

Incident date

May 19, 2021

Location

شقة سكنية, Al Shahada Street, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.520819, 34.439922 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Street

Airwars assessment

Up to four civilians were reported killed when an alleged Israeli forces’ airstrike hit the Zarab building, Al Saraya junction, Gaza, at approximately 3am on May 19th 2021. According to some sources, as many as three other civilians were also injured. The building was an apartment in the vicinity of Al-Shahada Street in the Al-Rimal neighbourhood.

Local sources on social media report the dead as Ahmed Al-Haddad, Hassan Salem, and Omar Al-Mankoush. Some sources, such as PCHR Gaza News have referred to Hassan Salem as Husni Muhammad Ali Salmen. The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Centre reported that in some social media reports Omar Al-Mankoush has also been referred to as Omar Amin Al-Kurdi and there are various sources which refer to him using either name.

There were various reports of different numbers of fatalities in the aftermath of the attack and throughout the rest of the day. Some sources such as @Osamaas9 reported on social media that there was “a martyr and a number of injuries”, whilst @Qudsn_Brk said that there were “two martyrs as a result of the Israeli bombing”. Both the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights and Al Mezan reported on May 19th 2021 and named only one dead, Omar Al-Mankoush.

Reports followed, including from Shehab Agency and Amad News that “the numbers of martyrs of the bombing of an apartment near Al-Shuhada Street in Gaza City has risen to 4” and that “media sources reported that 4 martyrs and injuries arrived at Al-Shifa Medical Complex”.  Reporting on two of those that were killed, Amad News said that “the sources said that one of the martyrs died inside Al-Shifa Medical Complex from his injuries after the apartment was bombed, and the other one was pulled out of the apartment on Al-Shuhada Street.”

The following details were found in the sources about the alleged victims of this event:

Hassan Salem:  Hassan Salem, also referred to as Husni Muhammad Ali Salmen, was either 19 or 20 years old. Hosam Salem, a freelance photojournalist, reported from Hassan Salem’s funeral and added photos to his social media page including family members and others gathered in front of a covered body.  The caption states “friends and relatives attend the funeral of a man in Gaza City, May 19 2021, who was killed during Israeli strikes on an apartment building overnight.” A local source has re-posted these photos and wrote “the funeral of the cousin of Getman: Hassan Salem.”

Omar Al-Mankoush: Omar Al-Mankoush was described by local sources as a 20 year old man. One source referred to Omar as being just 16 years old. There were reports from loved ones of Omar Al-Mankoush who left messages on social media in his memory. For example, ISLAMHABIB6 said he was “orphaned at the age of two years, as he lost his parents in a traffic accident at the time. He lived alone with his brother until he was 20 years old. He studied a vocational diploma to learn the maintenance of smart phones. His dream was to master the profession he dreamed of, but his soul left this morning to join his parents martyr.” Another source, Naser Dinaki, wrote “May God have mercy on Omar and accept him as a martyr who died in Gaza, the honourable, the pure.”

In some early reports, Omar Al-Mankoush was apparently mistakenly referred to as his brother, Bilal Al-Monkoush. A local source tweeted news from the Gaza Medical Investigation Department which said “after circulating the news about the martyrdom of the citizen Bilal Al-Mankoush, we found out that the aforementioned was injured, and that his brother, who was martyred, was named Omar Muhammad Amin Al-Mankoush. Despite this, The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information centre reported that “the social networks reported the death of Bilal Abu Al-Mankush, a high-ranking operative in PIJ’s military wing.”

Other sources refer to the deceased as Omer Ameen Al Kurdi.

The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Centre also reports that “a mourning tent was erected for him at the family home near the Abu Hanifa al Naman mosque in the Al-Awa neighbourhood of Gaza city. A video taken at the tent shows several Hamas flags, a possible indication of a clan connection to the movement (Facebook page of his brother, Muhammad Amin Al-Kurdi, May 21 2021) However, no information has been found to confirm he was a Hamas operative.”

A local source, @Bani_Basel reported that the targeting of this apartment was “without prior notice.” Pngoportal News also reported that there was “severe damage done to the building and the neighbouring residential houses.”  A local source, @AlOstouraNesma, reports that the attack that hit Al-Shahada Street was by a “Quad-Capter drone that entered through the window of the house and exploded inside”

The incident occured at approximately 3:00 am local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Omar Al-Mankoush or Omer Ameen Al Kurdi 16-20 years old male also referred to as Omer Ameen Al Kurdi killed
  • Bilal Al-Mankoush Age unknown male brother of Omar who was reported to be killed mistakenely injured
  • Ahmed Al-Haddad Age unknown male killed
  • Hassan Salem 19-20 years old male also referred to as Husni Muhammad Ali Salmen killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (0–1 children3–4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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 (45) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (36) [ collapse]

  • 1 of 4: Friends and relatives attend the funeral of a man in Gaza, May 19, 2021, who was killed during Israeli strikes on an apartment building overnight. (Hosam Salem/ The New York Times )
  • 2 of 4: Friends and relatives attend the funeral of a man in Gaza, May 19, 2021, who was killed during Israeli strikes on an apartment building overnight. (Hosam Salem/ The New York Times )
  • 3 of 4: Friends and relatives attend the funeral of a man in Gaza, May 19, 2021, who was killed during Israeli strikes on an apartment building overnight. (Hosam Salem/ The New York Times )
  • 4 of 4: Friends and relatives attend the funeral of a man in Gaza, May 19, 2021, who was killed during Israeli strikes on an apartment building overnight. (Hosam Salem/ The New York Times )
  • A photo of Omar Al-Mankoush who was allegedly killed by an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021 (Image via Twitter / @ISLAMHABIB6)
  • 1 of 4: A local social media source on Twitter, @shaadiiiii, posted photos of Omar Al-Mankoush, allegedly killed in an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021.
  • 2 of 4: A local social media source, @shaadiiiii, posts photos of Omar Al-Mankoush, allegedly killed in an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021.
  • 3 of 4: A local social media source, @shaadiiiii, posts photos of Omar Al-Mankoush, allegedly killed in an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021.
  • 4 of 4: A local social media source, @shaadiiiii, posts photos of Omar Al-Mankoush, allegedly killed in an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021.
  • A local source, @Osamaas9, uploaded a photo of the location the airstrike allegedly hit on May 19th 2021.
  • 1 of 2: @fidaazaanin reported on May 19th 2021 that "Omar Ameen Al Kurdi, 16, was killed at dawn by an Israeli airstrike that targeted a residential apartment in Al Shohda' st."
  • 2 of 2: @fidaazaanin reported on May 19th 2021 that "Omar Ameen Al Kurdi, 16, was killed at dawn by an Israeli airstrike that targeted a residential apartment in Al Shohda' st."
  • @AlmakdesyMedia reported that "The number of martyrs has risen to three in the Israeli raid that targeted an apartment on Al-Shuhada Street in the center of #Gaza city" on May 19th 2021.
  • 1 of 3: Abdalla Sarhan uploaded photos of the young man, Omar Al-Mankoush, who was allegedly killed in an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021.
  • 2 of 3: Abdalla Sarhan uploaded photos of the young man, Omar Al-Mankoush, who was allegedly killed in an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021.
  • 3 of 3: Abdalla Sarhan uploaded photos of the young man, Omar Al-Mankoush, who was allegedly killed in an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021.
  • A loved one, Naser Dijani, left a message for Omar Al-Mankoush on their Facebook page, including this photo on May 19th 2021.
  • Ahmed Saidam who has said that he is the cousin of the deceased, Omar Amin Al-Kurdi or Omar Al-Mankoush, uploaded this photo with the caption: "My cousin Omar Amin Al-Kurdi is a martyr, God willing" on May 19th 2021.
  • 1 of 11: Ahmed Ameen Alkyrdi uploaded photos, some that have circulated on other social media, of their loved one, Omar Al-Mankoush who was reportedly killed in an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021.
  • 2 of 11: Ahmed Ameen Alkyrdi uploaded photos, some that have circulated on other social media, of their loved one, Omar Al-Mankoush who was reportedly killed in an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021.
  • 3 of 11: Ahmed Ameen Alkyrdi uploaded photos, some that have circulated on other social media, of their loved one, Omar Al-Mankoush who was reportedly killed in an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021.
  • 4 of 11: Ahmed Ameen Alkyrdi uploaded photos, some that have circulated on other social media, of their loved one, Omar Al-Mankoush who was reportedly killed in an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021.
  • 5 of 11: Ahmed Ameen Alkyrdi uploaded photos, some that have circulated on other social media, of their loved one, Omar Al-Mankoush who was reportedly killed in an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021.
  • 6 of 11: Ahmed Ameen Alkyrdi uploaded photos, some that have circulated on other social media, of their loved one, Omar Al-Mankoush who was reportedly killed in an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021.
  • 7 of 11: Ahmed Ameen Alkyrdi uploaded photos, some that have circulated on other social media, of their loved one, Omar Al-Mankoush who was reportedly killed in an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021.
  • 8 of 11: Ahmed Ameen Alkyrdi uploaded photos, some that have circulated on other social media, of their loved one, Omar Al-Mankoush who was reportedly killed in an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021.
  • 9 of 11: Ahmed Ameen Alkyrdi uploaded photos, some that have circulated on other social media, of their loved one, Omar Al-Mankoush who was reportedly killed in an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021.
  • 10 of 11: Ahmed Ameen Alkyrdi uploaded photos, some that have circulated on other social media, of their loved one, Omar Al-Mankoush who was reportedly killed in an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021.
  • 11 of 11: Ahmed Ameen Alkyrdi uploaded photos, some that have circulated on other social media, of their loved one, Omar Al-Mankoush who was reportedly killed in an Israeli forces' airstrike on May 19th 2021.
  • 1 of 2: On May 19th 2021, A local source, @fidaazaanin, reported on social media that "Hasan Mohammad Salem , from Beit Lahia was killed yesterday night by an Israeli airstrike. #GazaUnderAttack."
  • 2 of 2: On May 19th 2021, A local source, @fidaazaanin, reported on social media that "Hasan Mohammad Salem , from Beit Lahia was killed yesterday night by an Israeli airstrike. #GazaUnderAttack."
  • 1 of 3: A local source, Rezq.alsayyed.3 on Facebook, reported of the death of Omar Amin Al-Kurdi, or Omar Al-Mankoush.
  • 2 of 3: A local source, Rezq.alsayyed.3 on Facebook, reported of the death of Omar Amin Al-Kurdi, or Omar Al-Mankoush.
  • 3 of 3: A local source, Rezq.alsayyed.3 on Facebook, reported of the death of Omar Amin Al-Kurdi, or Omar Al-Mankoush.

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the Zorob building (عمارة زعرب), allegedly located in vicinity of Al Shahada street (شقة سكنية) in Al Remal (الرمال) neighborhood. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Shahada street are: 31.520819, 34.439922.

  • Reports of the incident mention the Zorob building (عمارة زعرب), allegedly located in vicinity of Al Shahada street (شقة سكنية) in Al Remal (الرمال) neighborhood.

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

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 and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    3 – 4
  • (0–1 children3–4 men)
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–3
  • 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 (45) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT116

Incident date

May 19, 2021

Location

مفترق الرضوان في شارع الجلاء, Al Radwan Junction in Al Jala street, Gaza, The Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.528643, 34.467677 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

In the early hours of the morning of May 19th 2021, between approximately 4am to 4.30am, Yousef Abu Hussein, a 32 year old journalist from Al-Aqsa (the Voice of Jerusalem) Radio, was killed when Israeli forces allegedly launched three missiles which hit the fourth and fifth floors of a five-story building in the Al Radwan Junction in Al Jala Street, in the Shiekh Radwan neighbourhood, Gaza.

According to various news sources, the apartment was Mr Hussein’s family home. His father, Muhammed Abu Hussein, told Al Jazeera, “we were able to get out of the house. But my boy, Yousef… was killed.”

Al-Watan News and Al-Araby Politics reported that these missiles were launched without warning.

There was large-scale domestic and international reporting of this airstrike from news outlets and journalism associations.

Aqsa TV Channel released a video featuring Yousef Abu Hussein, their former colleague, with the caption “The martyr of the truth… Yousef Abu Hussein”. According to news reports, Yousef Abu Hussein had worked at Al-Asqa for 12 years.

Later the same day of May 19th 2021, Amad News reported that “the Central Movement Office for Journalists mourned in the Gaza Square on Wednesday” and Palestine Now reported that “Al Aqsa Radio organises a condemnation and denunciation of the crime of assassinating the journalist martyr Yusef Abu Hussein and rejecting the occupation’s crimes against journalists” and included photographs of journalists and others congregating with pictures of the deceased.

Shihab News posted photos of the funeral of Yousef Abu Hussein on Facebook, including a photograph of crowds gathered around his body, decorated with his journalist press vest.  English-language outlets, including Quds News Network, Middle East Eye, AJ+,  Al Jazeera, Middle East Monitor, Anadolu Agency, The Washington Post and Democracy Now! also reported of his death.  AJ+ added that “groups say Israel has bombed at least 18 media outlets this week, plus internet providers, imposing a media blackout.”

The New York Times was another English-language news outlet that covered Yousef Abu Hussein’s funeral. They reported that “he was the first journalist to be killed in the latest Israeli bombardment of the territory.” However, this is somewhat conflicted by the Journalist Support Committee in Geneva which released a statement that “the committee confirmed that the loss of Abu Hussein today, in addition to two other journalists (Abdul Hamid al-Kawlak and Muhammad Abdel Moneim Shaheen) during the past days.”

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) also condemned “the killing of Palestinian journalist Yousef Abu Hussein in Gaza and called on Israeli authorities to immediately clarify whether they deliberately struck his home.” CPJ also reported that they “emailed the Israeli Defence Force’s North America Desk for comment and provided information including the neighbourhood, date, and approximate time of the bombing; an IDF representative responded by asking for more precise information, and said they were looking into it.”

The Palestinian Centre for Development and Media Freedoms and the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate also denounced the airstrike on May 19th 2021 and extended their condolences to the journalist’s family.

Yousef Abu Hussein’s friend and colleague, Muhammad Balusha, journalist and radio presenter at the National Media Agency, said of the deceased to Al-Watan News, “the martyr was covering the latest escalation around the clock, and when he decided to go to his house to rest for a few hours, today he was the only one who left the radio, and his house was targeted by the occupation planes.”

The Committee to Protect Journalists reported that Yousef Abu Hussein’s last Facebook post included pictures of the destruction from Israeli airstrikes and efforts to rescue people from under rubble.

Yousef Abu Hussein was a husband and father of three children. There are various reports and videos of his young son attending his funeral, for example @adham922, reported that he was “chanting at the top of his voice, “The martyr Habibullah,” and the martyr is his father, the journalist Youssef Abu Hussein.”

No sources mention that there were any others killed or injured in this attack.

The incident occured at approximately 4:00 am local time.

  • Yousef Abu Hussein 32 years old male journalist at Al-Aqsa Radio killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (66) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (40) [ collapse]

  • "The martyr of the truth .. Youssef Abu Hussein شهيد الحقيقة .. يوسف أبو حسين"
  • "See . The son of the martyr, journalist Youssef Abu Hussein, is leading the funeral of his father, who was raised by the bombing of the occupation at dawn today in Gaza. جيل التحرير شاهد . نجل الشهـــيد الصحفي يوسف أبو حسين يتقدم تشييع جثمان والده الذي ارتقى بقصف للاحتلال فجر اليوم على غزة."
  • "One of the knights of the Palestinian media goes Colleague and radio friend, Youssef Abu Hussein, a martyr As a result of the bombing of his house..may God have mercy on him and the patience of his family and condolences to his family and colleagues on Al-Aqsa Radio"
  • "Funeral Held for Palestinian Journalist Killed in Airstrike."
  • 1 of 4: Palestine Now reported that Al-Aqsa radio organised a "condemnation and denunciation of the crime of assassinating the journalist martyr Yusef Abu Hussein and rejecting the occupation's crimes against journalists." May 19th 2021.
  • 2 of 4: Palestine Now reported that Al-Aqsa radio organised a "condemnation and denunciation of the crime of assassinating the journalist martyr Yusef Abu Hussein and rejecting the occupation's crimes against journalists." May 19th 2021.
  • 3 of 4: Palestine Now reported that Al-Aqsa radio organised a "condemnation and denunciation of the crime of assassinating the journalist martyr Yusef Abu Hussein and rejecting the occupation's crimes against journalists." May 19th 2021.
  • 4 of 4: Palestine Now reported that Al-Aqsa radio organised a "condemnation and denunciation of the crime of assassinating the journalist martyr Yusef Abu Hussein and rejecting the occupation's crimes against journalists." May 19th 2021.
  • 1 of 8: Shihab News reported from the funeral of Yousef Abu Hussein on May 19th 2021.
  • 2 of 8: Shihab News reported from the funeral of Yousef Abu Hussein on May 19th 2021.
  • 3 of 8: Shihab News reported from the funeral of Yousef Abu Hussein on May 19th 2021.
  • 4 of 8: Shihab News reported from the funeral of Yousef Abu Hussein on May 19th 2021.
  • 5 of 8: Shihab News reported from the funeral of Yousef Abu Hussein on May 19th 2021.
  • 6 of 8: Shihab News reported from the funeral of Yousef Abu Hussein on May 19th 2021.
  • 7 of 8: Shihab News reported from the funeral of Yousef Abu Hussein on May 19th 2021.
  • 8 of 8: Shihab News reported from the funeral of Yousef Abu Hussein on May 19th 2021.
  • Yousef Abu Hussein who was allegedly killed by Israeli forces' airstrikes on May 19th 2021 (Al Aqsa / 19th May 2021).
  • 1 of 3: Qud News Network reported on May 19th 2021 "pictures from the prayer for the martyr journalist Yousef Abu Hussein, who was assassinated by the occupation in his home in the Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood, west of Gaza."
  • 2 of 3: Qud News Network reported on May 19th 2021 "pictures from the prayer for the martyr journalist Yousef Abu Hussein, who was assassinated by the occupation in his home in the Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood, west of Gaza."
  • 3 of 3: Qud News Network reported on May 19th 2021 "pictures from the prayer for the martyr journalist Yousef Abu Hussein, who was assassinated by the occupation in his home in the Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood, west of Gaza."
  • 1 of 2: Photographs of Yousef Abu Hussein's funeral in Gaza, May 19th 2021, by Mahmoud F. Ajjour, re-posted by @Almeqdad.
  • 2 of 2: Photographs of Yousef Abu Hussein's funeral in Gaza, May 19th 2021, by Mahmoud F. Ajjour, re-posted by @Almeqdad.
  • 1 of 4: Quds News Network reports "from the aftermath of the assassination of journalist Yousef Abu Hussein, in the Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood in Gaza" on May 19th 2021
  • 2 of 4: Quds News Network reports "from the aftermath of the assassination of journalist Yousef Abu Hussein, in the Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood in Gaza" on May 19th 2021.
  • 3 of 4: Quds News Network reports "from the aftermath of the assassination of journalist Yousef Abu Hussein, in the Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood in Gaza."
  • 4 of 4: Quds News Network reports "from the aftermath of the assassination of journalist Yousef Abu Hussein, in the Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood in Gaza."
  • @RealemanAyad reported the death of journalist, Yousef Abu Hussein, on May 19th 2021.
  • AJA Egypt reported the death of journalist, Yousef Abu Hussein, on May 19th 2021.
  • Quds News Network reported "the moment the body of journalist Yousef Abu Hussein was retrieved after the occupation bombed his house north of Gaza City, this morning," May 19th 2021.
  • A local source, @adham922, reported from the funeral of Yousef Abu Hussein, "This child attends the funeral, chanting at the top of his voice, "The martyr Habibullah," and the martyr is his father, the journalist Youssef Abu Hussein."
  • "Pictures from the home of the martyr journalist Youssef Abu Hussein, who was bombed by the occupation in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, west of #Gaza," Quds News Network, May 19th 2021.
  • "Pictures from the home of the martyr journalist Youssef Abu Hussein, who was bombed by the occupation in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, west of #Gaza," Quds News Network, May 19th 2021.
  • "An Israeli airstrike killed a Palestinian journalist in his home in Gaza," AJ+, May 19th 2021.
  • 1 of 2: Mourners gather over the body of Yousef Abu Hussein, an al-Aqsa radio reporter, during his funeral at the main mosque in Gaza, Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Abu Hussein was killed during an Israeli airstrike on his house early morning. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
  • 1 of 2: Mourners wait to pray together over the body of Yousef Abu Hussein, an al-Aqsa radio reporter, during his funeral at the main mosque in Gaza, Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Abu Hussein was killed during an Israeli airstrike on his house early morning. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
  • Palestinian relatives of Journaliste Yousef Abu Hussein cry, after he was killed in an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City, on May 19, 2021. Photo by Bashar Taleb, APA Images.
  • 1 of 2: "Palestinians attend the funeral of journalist Youssef Abu Hussein working for Hamas-linked Al-Aqsa radio who was killed when an Israeli strike hit his home north of Gaza City, the first reporter killed during the current round of violence," on May 19, 2021. (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED / AFP) (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images)
  • 2 of 2: "Palestinians attend the funeral of journalist Youssef Abu Hussein working for Hamas-linked Al-Aqsa radio who was killed when an Israeli strike hit his home north of Gaza City, the first reporter killed during the current round of violence," on May 19, 2021. (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED / AFP) (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images)

Geolocation notes (2) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck near the intersection of Al Radwan (الشيخ رضوان) and Al Jalaa Street (شارع الجلاء) in Gaza city. Analyzing visual material from sources, we have narrowed down the location to these exact coordinates: 31.528643, 34.467677.

  • Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck near the intersection of Al Radwan (الشيخ رضوان) and Al Jalaa Street (شارع الجلاء) in Gaza city.

    Date taken:
    May 20, 2021

    Imagery:
    Planet

  • Tagged visual material from sources.

    Date taken:
    May 19, 2021

    Imagery:
    @qudsn

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, Airstrike and/or Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • 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 (66) [ collapse]