Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0005

Incident date

October 7, 2023

Location

مستشفى الاندونيسي, Indonesian Hospital, North Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.535187, 34.509384 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 7th, 2023 an alleged Israeli strike reportedly hit the courtyard of the Indonesian Hospital in Jabalia, in Beit Lahia at 2:30 pm. Multiple sources reported that 67 year old Hosni Salha was killed when shrapnel hit him and Radio al-Zaitounia also alleged that his son Yousra Salha was also killed. An unknown number of people were reported injured, with some sources referring to “dozens” of injured including employees and patients. The hospital’s oxygen station was also damaged.

Yementdy, Wafa and other local media reported that Hosni Salha worked at the hospital. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, identified him as “Yousra Hosni Salha“, 67 year-old, and did not mention the victim’s son.

Local sources reported that “others” and “dozens” were injured in the incident, without quantifying how many, so Airwars has used the range 12-24 for injuries.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) released a statement following the attack, adding that the Indonesian Hospital had been supported by MSF since 2021.

Multiple sources, including the Ministry of Health, alleged that Israeli aircrafts struck the hospital, while the Palestinian Center for Human Rights referred to the attack as a “missile shell.” This was the first of two incidents which occurred on the same day at the Indonesian Hospital.

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The incident occured at approximately 2:30 pm local time.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Hosni Salha حسني صالحة
67 years old male killed
Yousra Salha سرى صالحة،
Child male son of Hosni Salha killed

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Indonesian Hospital (مستشفى الاندونيسي), within Jabalia (جباليا), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.535187, 34.509384. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1 – 2
  • (1 healthcare_personnel)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]

Media
from sources (1) [ collapse]

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    Source: @yementdy

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 – 2
  • (1 healthcare_personnel)
  • Civilians reported injured
    12–24
  • 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 (11) [ collapse]