Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0095

Incident date

October 10, 2023

Location

النصر, Al Nasr, Rafah, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.282989, 34.302061 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Neighbourhood/area level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at least two civilians were killed and at least one was injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on a house in the al-Nasr neighborhood, east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Safa news and the Palestinian Information Center reported on the death of the two civilians, and the injury of one other. Jordan News Agency added that “others were injured” without a specific number, and that according to local sources, the house was bombed with “a number of missiles.” Sources did not provide the names or details of any of the victims.

Only one source identified the belligerent as the Israeli military, therefore, Airwars qualified the strike status as a “single source claim”. Since multiple sources reported on civilian harm occurring from the strike, the civilian harm status has been graded as “fair”.

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Single source claim
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    2
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the neighbourhood of Al Nasr (النصر) to the west of Rafah (رفح). Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to find boundaries for the neighbourhood and to verify the location further. The generic coordinates for Al Nasr are: 31.282989, 34.302061.

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
  • Civilians reported injured
    1–2
  • 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 (6) [ collapse]