Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0087

Incident date

October 10, 2023

Location

خان يونس, Khan Younis, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.346149, 34.303899 Note: The accuracy of this location is to City level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On the afternoon of Tuesday, October 10th, 2023, two Palestinian children were reportedly killed and several more civilians were injured as a result of an alleged strike carried out by the Israeli military on two homes located west of Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip.

A video by Arab World News Agency shows the damaged homes completely collapsed, and Palestinian citizens undertaking a search and rescue of potentially trapped civilians.

The killing of the two children was reported by local citizen (@sondosmohammad_) on Twitter/X and further corroborated by journalist Journalist Abbas Mazen and by multiple local news outlets such as the Palestinian News Agency and PalinfoAr. Arab World News Agency added that “several other people” were also injured but didn’t specify how many. There were no details on the identity of the victims.

Airwars has graded this incident as “single source claim” due to only one source attributing the bombing to Israeli forces. However, multiple sources reported on the resulting civilian harm, therefore the civilian harm has been graded as “fair”.

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The incident occured in the afternoon.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]

Media
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Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the city of Khan Younis (خان يونس), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.346149, 34.303899. 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
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • (2 children)
  • 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 (5) [ collapse]