Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

PALIS003

Incident date

May 11, 2021

Location

جفعاتايم , Sheinkin street, Givatayin, Israel

Geolocation

32.07617589, 34.81435355 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Between four and six people were injured in a rocket strike reported to have been launched by Hamas in Gaza on May 11th, 2021, to Givatayin, east Tel Aviv according to local reports.

Police told The Times Of Israel that remnants of a rocket which had been intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system hit a house in the suburb of Tel Aviv. @Elizrael tweeted that “a rocket exploded next to my brother’s house in Givatayim (central Israel). He and his neighbors are fine because they are all in the shelter, and the Iron Dome system shot down most of the missiles.”

The Magen David Adom medical service said its staff treated six people for light injuries resulting from broken glass and smoke inhalation. All of those injured in the strike, including a 33-year-old man with shrapnel injuries to his hand, were transferred to Ichilov Hospital for treatment.

@lamessazzam identified five people as being wounded in the rocket fire in Givatayim while @AAhronheim tweeted that four were “lightly” injured.

Galit Bialobopolo told News.in.24: “Around 8:45 pm (Tuesday), the sirens sounded and I heard very close and very loud ‘booms’ one after the other. A rocket landed on the building in front of me” Bialobopolo said, but the blast of the explosion was felt even in his apartment, very damaged, noted an AFP team.

Paldf News identified the strikes as being from “resistance rockets” and @avimayer pointed out that the rockets came from Gaza.

The incident occured at approximately 8:45 pm local time.

  • Name unknown 33 years old male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Palestinian Militants

Sources (18) [ collapse]

Media
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  • Damage caused by rockets fired at Givatayin on May 11, 2021. (Image posted by HebMix via Facebook)
  • Damage caused by rockets fired at Givatayin on May 11, 2021. (Image posted by HebMix via Facebook)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck on Sheinkin street (שיינקין), in Givatayin (גבעתיים). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Sheinkin street are: 32.07617589, 34.81435355.

  • Reports of the incident mention a residential building being struck on Sheinkin street (שיינקין), in Givatayin (גבעתיים).

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Palestinian Militants Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Palestinian Militants
  • Palestinian Militants position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Original strike reports

Palestinian Militants

The Joint Chamber of the Palestinian Resistance Factions 12.05.2021 00:20:02
“And they thought that their fortresses prevented them from God, so God came to them from whence they did not expect, and they were thrown at them.”
A joint statement issued by:
The common room of the Palestinian resistance factions

The battle of Saif al-Quds continues in defense of our people and our holy sites, and it is a holy battle that continues until the enemy retreats from its aggression. In this regard, we are blaring salutations in the name of the resistance leadership to the families of the martyrs and the wounded. You will not go to waste.
The joint room confirms in the harvest of the second day of the battle of Seif al-Quds that if it bombed the Zionist enemy with more than 300 shells and missiles, the resistance today delivered the largest missile strike in the history of the conflict with the Zionist occupier, especially to the enemy’s sites in Tel Aviv and its suburbs, and the enemy leadership failed while looking To its entity as it burns in anticipation of the resistance’s readiness and level of readiness to defend our people and its sanctities.
The leadership of the joint room salutes all our people in all their places of residence, and specifically mentions our people in the Gaza Strip who are facing the siege and aggression and rally around their resistance in its defense of Jerusalem, and to our people in the occupied areas in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the occupied interior, and calls them to strike the enemy everywhere with what is available They have the capabilities to make the enemy retreat from its actions against our sanctities and our people.

God is greater and victory for the resistance
The common room of the Palestinian resistance factions
Wednesday 30 Ramadan 1442 AH
Corresponding to 05/12/2021AD

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–6
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Palestinian Militants

Sources (18) [ collapse]