Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

PALIS005

Incident date

May 11, 2021

Location

حولون, Intersection of Sokolov St. and Kugel St., Holon, Israel

Geolocation

32.0227673, 34.7747835 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Exact location (via Airwars)

Airwars assessment

As many as eight to eighteen civilians were injured and at least one civilian was killed by a rocket allegedly fired from Gaza which struck the city of Holon, Central Israel, at around 9pm on May 11th, 2021, according to local media reports.

Mynet reported that the rocket struck next to the line 4 bus injuring four passengers critically. Mako News reported that eight people were evacuated to hospital including a 30 year old woman, 50 year old man, and a 5 year old girl.

Mynet named the girl Orian and reported her twin brother was also injured in the attack.

Mynet also reported that “six people were injured at the scene” but a “total of 18 patients came from the inident, of which 1 was severe in the operating room and 1 severe in the shock room.”

Spartak Zevulun, a local shopkeeper who was outside his store when the rocket struck, gave an interview to Mako News from Wolfson Hospital where he was being treated for chest and back injuries.

France 24 and the Alhurra Post reported that a woman was killed in the bombing.

Sources vary in the number and severity of injuries reported.

France 24 carried an announcement by Hamas that it had launched 130 rockets towards the city of Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening. Shihab News also posted a video with the caption, “the moment the Al-Qassam, M-M rockets landed in Tel Aviv, and there were casualties.”

The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

  • Orian 5 years old female injured
  • Twin brother of Orian, name unknown 5 years old male injured
  • Spartak Zevulun Age unknown injured
  • Name unknown 30 years old female injured
  • Name unknown 50 years old male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–18
  • 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 (42) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (14) [ collapse]

  • Image caption: Hebrew Channel 12: The location of one of the Qassam Brigades' rockets that hit a bus in Holon, Tel Aviv (image via @PalinfoAr)
  • Image shows damage caused by a rocket attack in Israel's Holon (image via @TRTArabi)
  • Image shows damage to a bus hit by a rocket in Israel's Holon. Up to eight civilians were injured in the attack (image via@TRTArabi)
  • Translated image caption reads: Pictures showing the extent of the losses in Holon, near Tel Aviv, after the fires caused by the rockets of the resistance (image via @TRTArabi)
  • Damage caused by rocket attack in Israeli Holon on May 11th, 2021. Up to eight civilians were injured as a result (image via @TRTArabi)
    Translated caption reads: Further to the sirens heard in Holon: MDA EMTs and Paramedics are treating and evacuating 3 injured to the hospital in moderate condition. Among them are a 50 year old man, a 30 year old woman and a 5 year old girl. An update will follow as needed (image via @Mdais)
  • Image shows damage to a bus. Mynet reported that a rocket struck next to the line 4 bus (image via @IsraelArabic)
  • Translated image caption: A missile hits a bus in Holon (image via Faten.Elwan)
  • Damage caused by rocket attack in Israeli Holon on May 11th, 2021. Up to eight civilians were injured as a result (image via @TRTArabi)
    Translated caption reads: Further to the sirens heard in Holon: MDA EMTs and Paramedics are treating and evacuating 3 injured to the hospital in moderate condition. Among them are a 50 year old man, a 30 year old woman and a 5 year old girl. An update will follow as needed (image via @Mdais)
  • Translated caption reads: Further to the sirens heard in Holon: MDA EMTs and Paramedics are treating and evacuating 3 injured to the hospital in moderate condition. Among them are a 50 year old man, a 30 year old woman and a 5 year old girl. An update will follow as needed (image via @Mdais)
  • Image shows 5-year-old Orian who was injured in the rocket attack on May 11th. 2021 (image via Mynet Holon)
  • The caption says that Orion, who was injured in the May 11th, 2021 rocket attack, is preparing to return home after being in the hospital as a result of a fragment penetrating a carotid artery leading to the brain (image via Forum Holon)

Geolocation notes (3) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention Holon (חולון), for which the generic coordinates are: 32.01034, 34.77918. A video posted by Shihab Post at the time of strike shows Sokolov Street (רח’ סוקולוב), and other reports mention a bus being struck on Kugal Street (רח קוגל). Based on the imagery of the damage and street view images of the area, a possible location of the strike is: 32.0227673, 34.7747835.

  • Reports mention a bus being struck on Kugal Street (קוגל) in Holon (חולון).

    Imagery:
    Google Maps

  • Distribution of tags in available Google Street View imagery.

    Imagery:
    Google Street View

  • Tagged visual material from sources.

    Imagery:
    Shihab Post

Palestinian Militants Assessment:

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

Original strike reports

Palestinian Militants

18:47
Now, and in implementation of our promise, the Al-Qassam Brigades launched the largest missile strike on Tel Aviv and its suburbs, with 130 missiles, in response to the enemy's targeting of civilian towers.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    4–18
  • 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 (42) [ collapse]