Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT00012

Incident date

October 7, 2023

Location

مجمع ناصر الطبي, Nasser medical complex, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.347002, 34.292327 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Exact location (via Airwars) level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 7, 2023, a paramedic was reportedly killed and a number of civilians and paramedics injured by an alleged Israeli strike on an ambulance near Nasser Medical Complex, East of Khan Yunis.

Paramedic Marwan Abu Raida (54 years old), reportedly killed in the strike, was described by a social media source as a Khuza’a town resident, in Khan Younis.

All sources tracked attributed the strike to Israeli forces. Gaza Ministry of Health (MoH) accused Israeli forces of “directly targeting an ambulance in front of the emergency department at the Nasser Medical Complex in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip, which led to the injury of many health personnel and citizens”. @PalpostN reported that the Palestinian ambulance was transporting “injured people” to the healthcare facility.  Several sources reported a number of injury to “paramedics and citizens” but no source provided further information on the number or on the identity of the wounded. Pictures of a damaged MoH emergency ambulance were released by sources.

PCHR Gaza said the strike was conducted at 12:00 local time, and was followed 30 minutes later by a second Israeli bombing on another Gaza Ministry of Health ambulance close to Nasser Medical complex. This has been recorded as a separate incident coded as ISPT0013.

Where possible, names have been matched with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of fatalities in Gaza released on October 26th, 2023.

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The incident occured at 12:00:00 local time.

The victims were named as:

Marwan Abu Raida مروان ابو ريدة
54 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 950602979

Geolocation notes (3) [ collapse]

Reports of the incident mention an ambulance struck in the vicinity of the Nasser medical complex (مجمع ناصر الطبي). Analysing audio-visual material from sources, we have narrowed the location down to the following exact coordinates: 31.347002, 34.292327.

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Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man1 healthcare_personnel)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

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    Source: @PalN
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    Source: Sadaa alshaarie
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    Source: Ahmad Qadih
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Israeli Military Assessment:

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

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man1 healthcare_personnel)
  • Civilians reported injured
    4
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (12) [ collapse]