Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT004

Incident date

May 10, 2021

Location

مسجد الرحمن , Al Rahman Mosque, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.539063, 34.525488 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One man was killed, and as many as 13 people were injured, in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Beit Hanoun, North Gaza on May 10th 2021, according to multiple sources.

Ibrahim Ahmed Khamis al-Shenbari (20), was killed and 13 others, including 4 women and 2 children, were wounded, according to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights. They were taken to Beit Hanoun Hospital where their injuries were described as light to moderate.

Ibrahim was a member of the Izz ad-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, according to a post on the group’s website.

Sources differ as to the location of the strike. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights said a missile fell close to the al-Rahman Mosque in Zaytun, causing damage to the mosque and nearby houses. Twitter user, @Mohammed_awed12, said the strike targetted the home of the Al-Shenbari family. Khames Al Shanbari, Ibrahim’s brother, told The National Ibrahim had been targetted whilst jogging in Beit Hanoun.

According to multiple sources, Ibrahim spent his final hours distributing gifts to children as part of the Eid festivities. He was described as “an imam of the worshipers” (a model to other worshippers) by a Twitter user @zumurd111.

Ibrahim’s friend, Abed Al Masry, told The National: “I am so sad for losing Ibrahim and it’s not only me,” Mr. Al Masry said. “The whole town is sad. He was known for his kind heart and his loving attitude towards others.”

The strike occurred at approximately 21:30 local time.

The incident occured at approximately 9:30 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    13
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military
  • Suspected target
    Palestinian Forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (9) [ collapse]

  • The body of Ibrahim Ahmed Al-Shanbari, 22, is seen in the morgue. He was reportedly killed by an Israeli airstrike in Beit Hanoun, Gaza. (Image posted to Twitter by @Ahmadshabat55)
  • Ibrahim Al-Shanbari is seen at the Salah El-Din Mosque in Beit Hanoun. (Image posted by @MarwaSaed12345)
  • An image of Ibrahim Al-Shanbari. (Image posted by @MarwaSaed12345)
  • Mourners carry the body of Ahmed Al Shenbari during his funeral in the northern Gaza Strip. (Image posted by Reuters)
  • Mourners are seen at the funeral of Ahmed Al Shenbari. (Image posted by Reuters)
  • Mourners are seen at the funeral of Ahmed Al Shenbari. (Image posted by Reuters)
  • Mourners are seen at the funeral of Ahmed Al Shenbari. (Image posted by Reuters)
  • Mourners are seen at the funeral of Ahmed Al Shenbari. (Image posted by Reuters)
  • An image of Ahmed Al Shenbari that was posted to a website operated by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades.

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al Rahman Mosque (مسجد الرحمن) in the Zaytun (الزيتون) neighbourhood of Beit Hanoun (بيت حانون‎). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for the Al Rahman Mosque are: 31.539063,  34.525488.

Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    13
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military
  • Suspected target
    Palestinian Forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1

Sources (20) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT002

Incident date

May 10, 2021

Location

تلة الكاشف, Al Kashef Hill, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.523208, 34.501505 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

Muhammad Saber Suleiman, a 15-year-old boy, and his father, Saber Ibrahim Suleiman, were killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike in Jabalia, northern Gaza on May 10th 2021, according to local reports.

Saber Ibrahim Suleiman, 38, was reportedly a commander in the Izz ad-Din Al-Qassam brigades, according to the Defense for Children International Palestine report. This was confirmed in a post on the organisation’s website.

Al-Haq reported that at 6:10 PM one missile targeted the father and son while they worked on their agricultural land in the Jabal Al-Kashef area, east of Izbt Abd Rabbo. In a Facebook post, a relative said the strike had targeted Mr. Suleiman’s car.

Defense for Children International Palestine and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights reported that a drone had been used to carry out the strike.

Mahmoud Suliman, a relative told The Nation:  “We can’t believe that we lost Saber and his son. Saber had a good reputation and we won’t forget him.” He called on “the resistance” of Hamas and Gaza’s armed groups to avenge the loss.

Images and videos, found by @DigFind_ and others, showed Muhammad Saber Suleiman dressed in uniform and firing weapons. However, no official channels verify if he is a member of a militant organization.

The bodies of the father and son were taken to the Indonesian Hospital in Gaza where it was declared they had died from shrapnel wounds.

Saber and his son were buried in Jabaliya camp, north Gaza.

The incident occured at approximately 6:10 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • (0–1 children)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military
  • Suspected target
    Palestinian Forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1–2

Sources (27) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (17) [ collapse]

  • Mourners carry the body of Saber and his son Muhammed Suleyman during funeral ceremony in Jabalia refugee camp (image posted posted by Mustafa Hassona of Anadolu Agency)
  • Mourners carry the body of Saber and his son Muhammed Suleyman during funeral ceremony in Jabalia refugee camp (image posted posted by Mustafa Hassona of Anadolu Agency)
  • A young boy is seen at the funeral of Saber and Muhammed Suleyman during funeral ceremony in Jabalia refugee camp (image posted posted by Mustafa Hassona of Anadolu Agency)(Courtesy of AFP)
  • An image of Saber Ibrahim Suleiman which appears on a list of martyrs on the the Al Qassam website
  • An image of Saber and his son Muhammed Suleyman. (image posted by the Namaa Football Club Facebook page)
  • An image of Muhammed Suleyman. (image posted by the Namaa Football Club Facebook page)
  • Caption: "The son of the martyr Saber Suleiman during a farewell to his father and brother today in Jabalia, in the northern Gaza Strip" (image posted by @alshgar789)
  • An image of Muhammad Suleiman (posted by @fidaazaanin)
  • An image of Muhammad Suleiman (posted by @fidaazaanin)
  • An image of Muhammad Suleiman that appeared in an article by The New York Times titled "They Were Only Children' (Image posted by The New York Times)
  • Muhammed Suleyman practices firing a weapon watched over by his father Saber. (Image posted by @DigFind_)
  • Saber Suleiman poses with a weapon. (Image posted by @DigFind_)
  • Muhammed Suleyman poses with a weapon. (Image posted by @DigFind_)
  • Muhammed Suleyman poses with a rifle and a pistol (Images posted by @Jtruzmah)
  • Muhammed Suleyman poses with a rifle (Images posted by @Jtruzmah)
  • A collage of images of Saber and Muhammed Suleyman (Image posted by @fidaazaanin)
  • An image of Saber Suleyman. (Image posted by @fidaazaanin)

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al Kashef hill (تلة الكاشف) in the neighbourhood of Ezbet Abd Rabbu (عزبة عبد ربه), east of Jabalia (جباليا). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Kashef hill are: 31.523208, 34.501505.

Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 1
  • (0–1 children)
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military
  • Suspected target
    Palestinian Forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1–2

Sources (27) [ collapse]

Incident Code

ISPT003

Incident date

May 10, 2021

Location

حي المنارة, Al Manara neighborhood, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.315061, 34.309542 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

One militant was killed and three people were reported injured in an alleged Israeli drone strike in the Al-Manara neighborhood, east of Khan Yunis, Gaza on May 10th 2021, according to multiple sources. Sources were conflicted as to whether the injured people were civilians or militants.

Ashraf Al-Qidra, the spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, told the Safa Press Agency that Salim Al-Farra died after being targeted by a drone. New Palestine and Nada Al-Watan, said Mr Al-Farra, 37, died of wounds he sustained after a group of citizens were targetted.

Mr. Al-Farra was pronounced dead at 4:20 am the following day, according to Al Mezan.

In a Telegram channel, run by the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, it was revealed that Salim Muhammad Al-Farra “Abu Al-Bara” had been the commander of a missile unit in the Khan Yunis Brigade.

Al Mezan and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights said that three additional people were injured in the strike. The Shms News Agency, which referred to them as civilians,  said they were taken to the Nasser Medical Complex for treatment. Al Haq reported that all three were members of the Palestinian resistance movement.

The website, Felesteen, quoted informed sources saying the bombing was a failed assassination attempt on one of the leaders of the Palestinian resistance.

The incident occurred at 22:15 local time.

The incident occured at approximately 11:15 pm local time.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Airstrike and/or Artillery, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military
  • Suspected target
    Palestinian Forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–3

Sources (38) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (16) [ collapse]

  • An image of Salim Al-Farra (Image posted by @salfarra)
  • An image of Salim Al-Farra (Image posted by @alaaibra95)
  • The body of Salim Al-Farra is seen in the morgue after he was killed in an alleged Israeli bombing in the Al-Manara neighborhood (Image posted by @alkofiyatv)
  • The body of Salim Al-Farra is seen in the morgue after he was killed in an alleged Israeli bombing in the Al-Manara neighborhood (Image posted by @alkofiyatv)
  • Onlookers photograph the body of Salim Al-Farra after he was killed in an alleged Israeli bombing in the Al-Manara neighborhood (Image posted by @alkofiyatv)
  • The body of Salim Al-Farra is seen in the morgue after he was killed in an alleged Israeli bombing in the Al-Manara neighborhood (Image posted by @alkofiyatv)
  • Onlookers stand next to the body of Salim Al-Farra after he was killed in an alleged Israeli bombing in the Al-Manara neighborhood (Image posted by @alkofiyatv)
  • The body of Salim Al-Farra is seen in the morgue after he was killed in an alleged Israeli bombing in the Al-Manara neighborhood (Image posted by @AymanSawali)
  • An image of Salim Al-Farra in uniform (Image posted by @AymanSawali)
  • An image of the funeral of Salim Al-Farra in Khan Yunis (Image posted by @SafaPs)
  • An image of the funeral of Salim Al-Farra in Khan Yunis (Image posted by @SafaPs)
  • An image of Salim Al-Farra in an underground tunnel. (Image posted to the Hama Al-Aqsa Telegram channel)
  • An image of Salim Al-Farra (Image posted to the Hama Al-Aqsa Telegram channel)
  • An image of Salim Al-Farra using a mortar (Image posted to the Hama Al-Aqsa Telegram channel)
  • A memorial to Salim Al-Farra, killed in an alleged Israeli bombing in the Al-Manara neighborhood. (Image posted to the Hama Al-Aqsa Telegram channel)
  • An image of Salim Al-Farra posing with a weapon. (Images posted to the Al-Aqsa Telegram channel)

Geolocation notes (1) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Manara (المنارة), within Khan Younis (خان يونس‎), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.315061, 34.309542. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

  • Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Manara (المنارة), within Khan Younis (خان يونس‎).

    Imagery:
    Google Earth

Israeli Military Assessment:

  • Suspected belligerent
    Israeli Military
  • Israeli Military position on incident
    Not yet assessed

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike, Airstrike and/or Artillery, Drone Strike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–3
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Fair
    Reported by two or more credible sources, with likely or confirmed near actions by a belligerent.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military
  • Suspected target
    Palestinian Forces
  • Belligerents reported killed
    1
  • Belligerents reported injured
    0–3

Sources (38) [ collapse]