Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0059

Incident date

October 9, 2023

Location

قرب مجمع البدرساوي التجاري, Vicinity of Al Badrasawi commercial complex, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.523311, 34.445127 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On the October 9th 2023, the Al-Badrasawi Tower, a prominent structure in the Al-Shifa region of Gaza City close to Al-Shifa hospital, was allegedly hit by an Israeli airstrike, resulting in an unknown number of injuries. Reports indicate that this incident occurred in the evening.

Seba Jaafarawi stated on social media about the incident “Al-Badarsawi building next to Al-Shifa Hospital. My family’s house next to the building, thank God, they came out fine. O Lord, don’t hurt our hearts for our loved ones.” Another source, Anas Alnajjar added that the office of his company Wade Media was also struck.

@ShehabAgency reported about “injuries as a result of targeting a group of citizens” but it is unknown how many injuries.

Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes 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 infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    Unknown
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (5) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Anas Alnajjar facebook
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    Source: Aida mohammed facebook
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    Source: Seba Jafwari facebook
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    Source: Seba Jafwari facebook
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Al Badrasawi commercial complex (مجمع البدرساوي التجاري) in Gaza city (غزة), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.523311, 34.445127. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

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
    Unknown
  • 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.
  • Impact
    Healthcare
    Impact on services or infrastructure relating to education, health or food supply. See methodology note for details.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (5) [ collapse]