Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

PALIS022

Incident date

May 13, 2021

Location

زوهر, بئر السبع, HaZohar street, Israel

Geolocation

31.270747, 34.788859 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Street level. Continue to map

Geolocation accuracy

Street

Airwars assessment

A rocket, reportedly fired by the Al-Qassam Brigade, stuck the city of Be’er Sheva, southern Israel on May 13th 2021, leading to conflicting reports of deaths and injuries among Arabic and Hebrew news sources.

Among Arabic media sources, there were reports that as many as 12 people were injured and taken to Barzilai Hospital. Shihab News reported that the rocket, fired by the Al-Qassam Brigade, killed one woman and injured three others. No further information was given with regards to their identities.

Shatat Press reported the strike took place in the Zohar area of the city. Two videos, uploaded to the website Hamal, that purported to show the moments after the strike were described as having been filmed in the Masada Villas area of the city.

The Israeli media outlet, Beersheva Net, said that at 23:37 fire and rescue teams attended the scene of a strike that caused damage to homes and nearby vehicles. A collapsed wall in one of the houses led to fears that there were victims buried under the rubble. However, both Beersheva Net and Mynet reported that following a search of the area no physical injuries were reported.

The incident occured at approximately 11:30 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention HaZohar Street (רחוב הזוהר), within the Shchuna D North area of Beersheba (בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.270747, 34.788859. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention HaZohar Street (רחוב הזוהר), within the Shchuna D North area of Beersheba (בְּאֵר שֶׁבַע).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Palestinian Militants Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 woman)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12
  • 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 (15) [ collapse]