Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0058

Incident date

October 9, 2023

Location

رفح, Rafah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.282901, 34.272915 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Province/governorate level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 9th, 2023 an alleged Israeli airstrike hit the Al-Hashash family home, northwest of Rafah, south of the Gaza strip reportedly killing two people. Quds news reported that others were wounded but did not provide a specific figure. No source named or identified the two killed but they were referred to as “martyrs”.

Salma alhashahsh posted photos to Facebook of the moment the bodies of two killed were recovered from the house while Fawzi posted additional photos of the civil defense crews arriving at the site of the strikes.

Where sources identified a belligerent, all sources attributed the strike to Israeli forces.

Due to the scale and urgency of Airwars’ assessment process, all images have been automatically uploaded to each assessment with the graphic filter applied to protect users. We have also included all images identified from the sources, which may also include any imagery of combatants.

The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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

Sources (10) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Fawzi facebook
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    Source: Salma alhashahsh facebook
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    Source: Salma alhashahsh facebook
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    Source: Salma alhashahsh facebook
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    Source: Salma alhashahsh facebook

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the governorate of Rafah (رفح), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.282901, 34.272915. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.  

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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 harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    2
  • 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

Sources (10) [ collapse]