Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0065

Incident date

October 9, 2023

Location

مسجد سليم, Salim Mosque, North Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.548385, 34.499603 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On Monday, October 9, 2023, an alleged Israeli airstrike (or a series of airstrikes) in the al-Manshiya area of the town of in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip led to the destruction of the homes of the Salman/Mulsim family near the Salim Abu Muslim Mosque, and the Abu Odeh family near the Kamal Adwan Hospital. According to @Shehabagency and @Refugeespep, the civilians injured by the strikes on the Al-Manshiya area were transported to the Indonesian hospital. However, it is unclear if this refers to injured or killed civilians.

Initial news from Qastal, Radio Alzayton and Nabd news did not report any injuries, with Wafa news stating that no injuries had been reported – however, Shehab News Agency revealed that casualties from the bombing had arrived at the Indonesian Hospital, while Refugeespep corroborated the information, tweeting “#Urgent: A number of casualties arrived at the Indonesian Hospital as a result of the recent…raids on the Al-Manshiya area in Beit Lahia.”

Members of the Abu Odeh family were also reported killed in Airwars casualty record ISPT0044, though we understand this to be a separate incident on the same day in an area south of Beit Lahia.

The local time and further details of the incident is unknown. Where sources identified the belligerent, all sources attributed the strikes to Israeli forces.

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (8) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Wafa facebook

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Salim Mosque (مسجد سليم) to the south of Beit Lahia (بيت لاهيا), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.548385, 34.499603 . 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 harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    0 – 2
  • Civilians reported injured
    0–2
  • Cause of injury / death
    Heavy weapons and explosive munitions
  • Airwars civilian harm grading
    Weak
    Single source claim, though sometimes featuring significant information.
  • Suspected attacker
    Israeli Military

Sources (8) [ collapse]