Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0102b

Incident date

October 11, 2023

Location

قرب معبر كارني, Vicinity of Karni crossing, Gaza, the Gaza Strip

Geolocation

31.475000, 34.478611 Note: The accuracy of this location is to Nearby landmark level. Continue to map

Airwars assessment

On October 11, 2023, a paramedic Hatem Awad (48 years old) was killed by an alleged Israeli bombing of the ambulance near Karni crossing, east of Gaza Governorate.

Nader AlBuhaisy wrote in his Facebook post that Hatem Awad died after a direct attack on the ambulance. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society specified that the paramedic was killed while “performing his humanitarian duty and after obtaining a green light to go to the location at the Karni crossing”, east of Gaza Governorate.

Safa Press reported that medical personnel at Al-Shifa Hospital performed funeral prayers for Hatem Awad after his death. His daughter, Lamees H Awad, shared a tearful testimony on Facebook: “Dad, it’s too soon”.

Where possible, names have been matched with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of fatalities in Gaza released on October 26th, 2023.

The further details of the incident are unknown.

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Hatem Awad حاتم عوض
48 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 900854118

Geolocation notes

Reports of the incident mention the Karni crossing (معبر كارني), for which the generic coordinates are: 31.475000, 34.478611. Due to limited satellite imagery and information available to Airwars, we were unable to verify the location further.

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man1 healthcare_personnel)
  • 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

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Media
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    Source: Nader AlBuhaisy Facebook
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    Source: Red Crescent Palestine Facebook
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    Source: Red Crescent Palestine Facebook
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    Source: Red Crescent Palestine Facebook
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    Source: Red Crescent Palestine Facebook
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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 infrastructure
    Healthcare facility
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man1 healthcare_personnel)
  • 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 (8) [ collapse]