Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

PALIS008

Incident date

May 11, 2021

Location

Netaim, Israel

Geolocation

31.94537637, 34.77307612 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Village level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Village

Airwars assessment

One civilian died whilst taking shelter during a rocket attack allegedly fired by Hamas militants in the village of Neta’im, south of Tel Aviv on May 11th, 2021, according to local reports.

According to Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Orly Liron, 52, fell and was subsequently taken to hospital where she died two days later from an aneurysm.

Tal, Orly’s partner, told Ynet: “She was upstairs and I was in the living room. It was announced on TV that an attack on Tel Aviv was beginning. A minute after the alarm went off, I started hearing Barry (the couple’s son) yell at me ‘Daddy, Daddy, I thought it was because he was scared so I went down to them. I opened the door of the emergency room and saw her with a bleeding wound on her forehead.”

Tal added: “She was so looking forward to the coming years, to fill the child’s soul with kindness, love and giving to others. Barry’s role model was taken. A child needs a mother before he needs a father.”

Multiple sources also reported that Orly was a teacher of biology and science at H. Urban School in Tel Aviv for 29 years. Following her death, the high school she worked at released a statement: “We, the Urban God family, hereby announce the passing of Orly Liron, a teacher, educator, wonderful woman, mother of Bari, daughter of Shoshana, sister of Zvika and Nir’s spouse. Orly will forever remain in our hearts.” Her students wrote, “Orly, who taught us, who educated us, who guided us in ceremonies and the rest of her work at school, entered the heart of each and every one of us and will always remain an integral part of the school and the urban community. The teaching staff in these difficult times. ”

The local time of the incident is unknown. Galatz Radio reported that the alarm that alerted Orly and her family was in Moshav Netaim.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

  • Orly Liron 52 years old female killed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (2) [ collapse]

  • Orly Liron, 52 years old, fell and was subsequently taken to hospital where she died two days later from an aneurysm. (Image posted by Ynet)
  • Orly Liron, 52 years old, fell and was subsequently taken to hospital where she died two days later from an aneurysm. (Image posted by N12)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the village of Netaim (נטעים), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.94537637, 34.77307612.  Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Palestinian Militants Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Artillery
  • Civilian harm reported
    None known
  • Civilians reported killed
    0
  • 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 (4) [ collapse]