Civilian Casualties

Civilian Casualties

Incident Code

ISPT0102c

Incident date

October 10, 2023

Location

حي الكرامة, Karama neighborhood, Gaza Strip, the Gaza Strip

Airwars assessment

On October 10th 2023, a civilian was killed and between three and 10 other civilians were injured in an alleged Israeli airstrike on the house of the Al-Shallah family in the Karama neighbourhood.

Alaa Jamal Al-Shalah was reportedly killed and his brother Muhammad Jamal Al-Shalah was transported to intensive care in critical condition, where he was recovering from his injuries.

Friends and family paid tribute to Alaa and prayed on social media for Muhammad’s speedy recovery. Khaled Mansour Abu Alameer paid tribute to Alaa as “the brother, friend, lover, and man with a permanent smile, cheerful expressions”. Mohamed Esmail referred to Muhammad as “the freed prisoner” but no other details were available on the circumstances of his imprisonment.

Ten civilians were injured in the strike, some of them serious, according to a tweet from user @SafaPs. A post from Ahmed Salha specified that three of the injuries were serious, and that they were transported for treatment.

Airwars has matched Alaa’s name with the Palestinian Ministry of Health list of nearly 7000 victims’ names and ID numbers released on October 26th.

In cases where sources attributed responsibility for the strike, they held the Israeli military responsible. A post from Alaa Hasan specified that the strike occurred without warning.

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The local time of the incident is unknown.

The victims were named as:

Family members (2)

Alaa Jamal Al-Shalah علاء جمال الشلح
36 years old male killed Matched to MoH ID 800658262
Muhammad Jamal Al-Shalah محمد جمال الشلح
Age unknown male injured

Summary

  • Strike status
    Likely strike
  • Strike type
    Airstrike
  • Civilian harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–10
  • 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 (29) [ collapse]

Media
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    Source: Nihal Ali
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    Source: Shareef Ahmad Abu Alkhaer
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    Source: Ahmad Abu Nadi
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    Source: Mohammad Zahdi
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    Source: Mohamed Esmail
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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 harm reported
    Yes
  • Civilians reported killed
    1
  • (1 man)
  • Civilians reported injured
    3–10
  • 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 (29) [ collapse]