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
Sources (42) [ collapse]
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.
Palestinian Militants Assessment:
Original strike reports
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.